Sunday, November 05, 2006

Cindytalk



I first heard Gordon Sharp doing vocals on some of the songs of the first album of This Mortal Coil. While this album is dreamy and quite laidback, the music he creates with Cindytalk is that of a feverish nightmare.
Cindytalk was formed out of the ashes of punk/new wave band The Freeze from Edinburgh. Gordon Sharp has always been the core member of Cindytalk but on this LP, the other members, David Clancy and John Byrne, played a crucial role in Cindytalk's sound. 'Camouflage Heart' sounds very dark and uneasy. And Gordon's haunting vocals make it sound much more claustrophobic.
Mick Harvey (ex-The Birthday Party) plays drums on 'Under Glass'. All tracks recorded in 1984, except for 'Everybody Is Christ' which was recorded in 1982.
'Camouflage Heart' has been reissued on CD but the CD version is harder to find and way more expensive.

Camouflage Heart LP (Midnight Music-CHIME 00.06 S-1984)
1. It's Luxury
2. Instinct (Backtosense)
3. Under Glass
4. Memories Of Skin And Snow
5. The Spirit Behind The Circus Dream
6. The Ghost Never Smiles
7. A Second Breath
8. Everybody Is Christ
9. Disintegrate...

Link removed! Reissue now available on Wheesht, a sublabel of Abraxas.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic and rather unknown album. I have it on vinyl but it's handy to have stuff on mp3, so thanks for that. Great blog as well.

Curious Guy said...

Hi there,
I like this album a lot too. Hope more people get to know Cindytalk.
Great you like my blog. Thanks.

friend electric said...

I intended to post this, too ;)
I paid more than 20 € for the cd version

Curious Guy said...

Oops, I beat you on this one :)
You paid a good price I guess. Just checked Amazon and the cheapest is $30.

friend electric said...

my fave is "Everybody is christ"- it's like standing under an electric power line and believing god's running into yourself ;) very intensive

Slobodan Burgher said...

well, going to trying this on basis of all the rave comments + yr description...

spaewaif said...

Glad to see your post on Cindytalk.
You might want to check this...
Of Ghosts and Buildings.
Enjoy!

Curious Guy said...

Hello Spaewaif,
thanks for the link to your blog. Very very interesting. Will check it out from time to time.

spaewaif said...

You're more than welcome!
Regarding Cindytalk's back catalogue,many people will be pleased to know that it is at the moment being re-issued and will be available this year...
I recently saw the Camouflage Heart CD being sold in Amazon UK for over 100 quid!!!!!!!
You can hear some new tracks either in my blog or in
Cindytalk myspace

Anonymous said...

PLEASE RE-UPLOAD THE ALBUM
THE LINK NOT FOUND..
REGARDS FROM PERU..
JOSE

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great album.