Cindytalk ‎– A Life Is Everywhere

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Released in Digipak.

All tracks recorded at Thirteenth Floor, London and Roi Vert, Okamoto, Japan 2011-2012.
"Interruptum" was recorded as a remix for Jérôme Soudan/Mimetic.

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  • Barcode (Sticker - Text): 912002 0389693
  • Barcode (Sticker): 912002 0389693
  • Matrix / Runout: MSCD 2590 GUSSTAFF_EMEGO167

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May 21, 2013
With a trilogy now completed, Cindytalk turns to the outer reaches of space and investigates that labyrinth of the vena cava for their new album's focus. No, you're not reading this by mistake, this is indeed Gordon Sharp's baby but once again there has been an incredible shift in sound and style. As per usual, no compromises have been made and the six pieces that make up A Life is Everywhere refuse to acquiesce to any kind of expectation. We have here a meditative, desolate landscape to move through with our eyes tightly shut while our ears greedily wolf down these delectable morsels they cannot get enough of.

Decay plays a big role in these compositions, with the harshly striking tones morphing into a caustic brew of extremely ingenious placement in this continually expanding field of noise. You would not be far off the mark if you felt that Cindytalk's material is indeed quite alive, go ahead and feel the hairs on the back of your neck if you're of a doubting nature. Something is being worked through on their latest, something disquieting... A Life is Everywhere has the impact of a night in the trauma unit at your local hospital, but perhaps there's method to this dissonant collection of visceral creations. Some kind of drum machine sneaks in briefly during the song As if We Had Once Been to confirm the diagnosis; or maybe it simply wants to show off the wounds that define it.

And here we have what Cindytalk could just be getting at: the malady of survival and the madness of mortality. There can be little doubt that what you're going to encounter on this record will set your imagination off on unimaginably diverse tangents. To keep my own bearings while I've been listening to this I have had to set A Life is Everywhere down for a few days at a time, the level of experimentation is simply staggering and just keeping pace with this monster sets has been exhausting in ways I'd never have suspected.

Trust me, by the time you've finished listening to this (and bear in mind that it's under 40 minutes), the only sensation you'll feel is one of being drained and washed out. Like the sea itself beating upon the shore, you will be spread thin oh so thin yet like the ever-changing tide you'll be back. Because you see, for all the acrid and confrontational bent this release has it also features a reassuring overtone to it. It takes you aside, whispers in your ear something unintelligible, then shoves you roughly out of the way and you just stand there stupidly grinning.

Why you don't know, but your heart does. In a language which has no discernible rhythm or meter, the mahogany fibers of that most precious muscle understand. Through all the devices your mind can fathom to obfuscate accessing your basest, deepest emotions; A Life is Everywhere strolls on in to have a chat. If this doesn't make sense, keep listening because it surely will.