• Arca

  • Looper

  • Du Blonde

  • On Dead Waves

  • Lost Under Heaven

  • Lift To Experience

  • A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • ADULT.

  • Lee Ranaldo

  • Goldfrapp

  • Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Plastikman

  • Zola Jesus

  • New Order

  • Liars

  • Swans

  • Ben Frost

  • Cold Specks

  • The Ministry Of Wolves

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    2x45

  • Big Deal —
    Talk

  • Cold Specks —
    Hector

  • The Afghan Whigs —
    Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Erasure —
    A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

  • Liars —
    Brats

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz —
    #7489 (collected works 1974 - 1989) & #9294 (collected works 1992 - 1994)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Atlas

  • Arca —
    Mutant

  • Mick Harvey —
    Intoxicated Women

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

  • Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps

  • New Order —
    Music Complete

  • Lift To Experience —
    The Texas - Jerusalem Crossroads

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross —
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Mix-Up

  • Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps/Winter Solstice

  • Du Blonde —
    Welcome Back To Milk

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

  • Goldfrapp —
    Systemagic

  • ADULT. —
    We Chase The Sound (feat. Shannon Funchess)

  • Looper —
    Farfisa Song

  • Goldfrapp —
    Anymore

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

  • Maps —
    Vicissitude (Album Trailer)

  • Crime & The City Solution —
    American Twilight

  • Big Deal —
    In Your Car

  • Polly Scattergood —
    Wanderlust

  • Cold Specks —
    Hector (Hoxton Hall Session)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Desert)

  • Can —
    The Lost Tapes (Graublau)

  • Can —
    THE LOST TAPES (Midnight Sky)

  • Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush (Official Video)

Cold Specks

Unveil new video for ‘Absisto’ – taken from forthcoming album ‘Neuroplasticity’, out 25/26 August.

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Cold Specks, who release their new album Neuroplasticity through Mute on 25/26 August 2014, have unveiled their striking new video for ‘Absisto’. Filmed on location in Canada and directed by Ian Pons Jewell, watch it here:

Cold Specks, who recently played an intimate fan show at The Lexington, have confirmed an appearance at Village Underground on 30September. As previously announced, the band will also perform at End of the Road Festival in August.

 

 COLD SPECKS LIVE

29- 31 Aug, Dorset, End of the Road Festival

25 Sep, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Room

28 Sep, Bristol, Colston Hall 2 The Lantern

29 Sep, Brighton, Green Door Store

30 Sep, London,Village Underground

1Oct, Manchester, Band on the Wall

Recorded at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango and Toronto’s Revolution Recordings studios, the album was produced by Jim Anderson and mixed by Anderson and Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode). Neuroplasticity is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed debut, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, and is available to pre-order now (links below).

 

Neuroplasticity TRACK LISTING

1. A Broken Memory

2. Bodies at Bay

3. Old Knives

4. A Quiet Chill

5. Exit Plan

6. Let Loose The Dogs

7. Absisto

8. Living Signs

 9. A Formal Invitation

 10. A Season Of Doubt

 

You can pre-order Neuroplasticity here:

iTunes http://smarturl.it/NeuroPiTunes

CD http://smarturl.it/NPCD

LP http://smarturl.it/NPLP

Cold Specks, aka Al Spx, has returned, two years and a world map of tours after 2012’s I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. Hailed as a masterful and wholly original debut, the follow-up is radically expanded. The 26 year-old Canadian singer, under the sobriquet Al Spx, began work on Neuroplasticity while holed-up in a cottage in Wick, Somerset during the winter of 2012. “The record was mapped out in the cottage. I was there for about three months,” she says, “’A Formal Invitation’, ‘Old Knives’ and ‘Absisto’ were essentially written there. They are the more unusual songs on the record. I may have been reflecting on my surroundings. Have you ever been to Glastonbury? It’s a pretty fucked up place.”

When Cold Specks wasn’t writing or touring, she was pinballing between asks from an enviable roll call of collaborators and award panels. Shortlisted for the Juno Award and Polaris Prize, Spx also worked on Moby’s album and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer’s 70th birthday last year, alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock. She contributed to Ambrose Akinmusire’s new record for Blue Note and the latest Swans album ‘To Be Kind’. These last two partnerships have left a significant impression on ‘Neuroplasticity’. The indomitable Swans founder Michael Gira appears midway through on ‘Exit Plan,’ and Akinmusire joins him on the holocaust of a closer ‘A Season of Doubt’ as well as permeating most of the record with trumpet lines of an anguished, cracking frailty.

Absisto, by the way, is the Latin verb for withdraw or depart, and neuroplasticity is the process by which it is thought human brains learn. The album dwells upon just this sense of the dark and unknown. It is bleaker than before perhaps but the wintry feel of Cold Specks material, self-described last time as ‘doom soul,’ has the quiet power of seeds cracking through ice. The thematic fixation with blood, animals and earth that spills in from the previous LP ensures that the notion of obliteration remains cradled by some intractable cosmic order, however torrid.

COLD SPECKS ONLINE

Website: http://coldspecks.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ColdSpecks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/coldspecks
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ColdSpecks
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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/coldspecks




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