Formed 1982 in Edinburgh by Gordon Sharp and David Clancy from the remnants of Scottish punk band The Freeze. They've released work with Midnight Music, World Serpent, Praxis Records (as Bambule), Bluesanct and most recently on Editions Mego. They have also collaborated with such diverse people as Cocteau Twins, Kathy Acker, Alasdair Gray, Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks/Ministry), Somatic Responses and Toby Reynolds (Dj Scud/Wasteland.) Hard to categorize, they work within a fluid experimental framework and have, since their beginnings, incorporated sampling, musique concrete and electronics as mainstays alongside their more orthodox disintegrating rock structures.Gordon Sharp is the only consistent member of an ever-shifting line-up that still plays live and releases regularly.
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CHIME 00.06 S Cindytalk - Camouflage Heart album art Cindytalk Camouflage Heart (Album) Midnight Music CHIME 00.06 S UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CHIME 00.27/28 CD Cindytalk - In This World album art Cindytalk In This World (Album) Midnight Music CHIME 00.27/28 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
CHIME 01.03 CD Cindytalk - The Wind Is Strong... album art Cindytalk The Wind Is Strong... (Album) Midnight Music CHIME 01.03 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
TOUCH 1 Cindytalk - Wappinschaw album art Cindytalk Wappinschaw (Album) Touched Recordings TOUCH 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EDITIONS mego 097 Cindytalk - The Crackle Of My Soul album art Cindytalk The Crackle Of My Soul (Album) Editions Mego EDITIONS mego 097 Austria 2009 Sell This Version
Editions Mego 106P Cindytalk - Up Here In The Clouds album art Cindytalk Up Here In The Clouds (Album) Editions Mego Editions Mego 106P Austria 2010 Sell This Version
Editions Mego 122P Cindytalk - Hold Everything Dear album art Cindytalk Hold Everything Dear (Album) Editions Mego Editions Mego 122P Austria 2011 Sell This Version
EDITIONS Mego 167CD Cindytalk - A Life Is Everywhere album art Cindytalk A Life Is Everywhere (Album) Editions Mego EDITIONS Mego 167CD Austria 2013 Sell This Version
HB-069 Cindytalk - TouchedRAWKISSEDsour album art Cindytalk TouchedRAWKISSEDsour(CD, Album) Handmade Birds HB-069 US 2014 Sell This Version
eMEGO 219 Cindytalk - The Labyrinth Of The Straight Line album art Cindytalk The Labyrinth Of The Straight Line (Album) Editions Mego eMEGO 219 Austria 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DONG 76 Cindytalk - Secrets And Falling album art Cindytalk Secrets And Falling (EP) Midnight Music DONG 76 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FDS25, none Cindytalk - Grim Humour Presents...... album art Splintered And Cindytalk Splintered And Cindytalk - Grim Humour Presents......(7", Ltd) Fourth Dimension Records, The Twilight Zone FDS25, none UK 1991 Sell This Version
FEEL 001 Cindytalk - Prince Of Lies album art Cindytalk Prince Of Lies(7", Ltd, Num) Touched Recordings FEEL 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
gg62 Cindytalk - Transgender Warrior / Guts Of London album art Cindytalk Transgender Warrior / Guts Of London(7", Ltd, Num) Klanggalerie gg62 Austria 2003 Sell This Version
INRI 084 Cindytalk - Silver Shoals Of Light album art Cindytalk Silver Shoals Of Light(10", S/Sided, Ltd) Bluesanct INRI 084 US 2008 Sell This Version
eMEGO 105 Cindytalk - Five Mountains Of Fire / Antarctica Ends Here album art Cindytalk / Robert Hampson Cindytalk / Robert Hampson - Five Mountains Of Fire / Antarctica Ends Here Editions Mego eMEGO 105 Austria 2010 Sell This Version
LUMB017 Cindytalk - A Question Of Re-Entry album art Cindytalk / Philippe Petit Cindytalk / Philippe Petit - A Question Of Re-Entry Lumberton Trading Company LUMB017 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
tourette 023 Cindytalk - Silver album art Cindytalk Silver(7", Single, Ltd, Sil) Tourette Records tourette 023 US 2011 Sell This Version


eMEGO 112V Cindytalk - The Poetry Of Decay album art Cindytalk The Poetry Of Decay(LP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE + 7", RE + Comp, Ltd) Editions Mego eMEGO 112V Austria 2010 Sell This Version


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August 23, 2017
Violently creepy and emotionally intense, Cindytalk can singlehandedly be described as the xenomorph of post punk. Yes, many came and went, many tried similar ideas before and after science - but many just as failed, falling prey to the temptations of commercial compromise and exposure to wider audiences. The closest it got "commercial" for Gordon Sharp, Cindytalk's transgender warrior constant - was through Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil channels. But despite Gordon's deceptively angelic delivery via "Dear Heart", "Kangaroo", "Fond Affections" or "A Single Wish", these still don't sound like a commercial compromise, more like adjusted to her remarkable shadow presence in the mix. In Cindy's case, the more reclusive the more abrasive. The rumour has it, Gordon was once asked even by Duran Duran to join them as their lead chanteuse... Talk about the idea as unimaginable as Liz Fraser joining Bananarama. Someone once bravely presented it simply as "Toby" - pretty harmless a name to give to someone as confrontational. Because, once you expose yourself to it, expect to be consumed by it. Because Cindy is hungry. Mercilessly hungry. And to great effect. Music to play in the dark. Or perhaps yes.

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