Gordon Sharp’s long-running experimental project Cindytalk returns with a crushing new full-length.

touchedRAWKISSEDsour comes courtesy of the Handmade Birds imprint, and follows a slew of reissues and new recordings on the esteemed Editions Mego label. It’s also notable for arriving exactly 30 years after Sharp’s acclaimed debut (and one of FACT’s favorite goth records of all timeCamouflage Heart, released on Midnight Music in 1984.

This new work follows the run of blustery laptop noise Sharp has been experimenting with over the last decade (since he rebooted the Cindytalk project in ’03), and might be his most bone-shaking set of recordings to date. Blending deep, gut-churning low end with sizzling white noise and the faintest of drones, Sharp creates atmospheres that aren’t easily forgotten, and it’s some of the most arresting noise we’ve heard so far this year.

You can take a listen to the album’s opening track ‘Dancing on Ledges’ below, and it won’t disappoint, providing you’ve got a soft spot for industrial-tinged, cavernous, noisy drones, that is.

touchedRAWKISSEDsour will be released on CD on May 20, via Handmade Birds.



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