November 15, 2013

Cindytalk - Camouflage Heart (1984/2007)

Exceedingly dark, cathartic, and at times, virtually unhinged, Gordon Sharp's early-80s incarnation of Cindytalk was a dazzlingly self-indulgent gloom-fest that anticipated the industrial-rock movement years before the genre even had a name. Best known for his fine contributions to the first This Mortal Coil project, It'll End in Tears, Sharp's work in Cindytalk is far more visceral and far less ethereal than what was emanating from the 4AD label at the time. While Gothic in mood, Camouflage Heart, Cindytalk's 1984 debut, has a dirty, gritty undertow that makes it sound something like Peter Murphy in full vampire-mode fronting The Birthday Party (in fact, Mick Harvey appears on "Under Glass"). On the standout track,"The Ghost Never Smiles," Sharp's eerie, wailing vocals sound like they are emanating from the bottom of a well as a dull tribal beat and guitar feedback carry the song toward what feels like a free-fall into the abyss. Truly harrowing stuff. Want to join me there?

Camouflage Heart (2007 Remastered Edition)
1. It's Luxury
2. Insctinct (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...

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    1. bobbysu,

      you're welcome and thank you for visiting the blog. We should have a lot more music up soon. Hope you come back!

  3. thank you and welcome back! :)

  4. It's great to be back! Should have a couple more posts up today. Thank you for checking out the new blog ~v

  5. Nice share. Cindytalk are one of the best.

  6. I agree. Any other Cindytalk albums you'd like to see here?

    1. Well... I never heard "In This World" neither "The Wind Is Strong" so I guess it would be great to see them posted here. But in the end anything that got left in the old blog and everything shared here in this new one will be very apreciated !!!

    2. I will see if I can find those

  7. Magnificent blog, I' re-discovering 80s treasures here !!

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