the sun still shines…

Cindytalk meets Ancient Methods
Issued 3.03.2016 Diagonal Records
(Diagonal 028)

Boomkat Review :

Diagonal pull another industrial blinder with Ancient Methods & Cindytalk’s voracious ‘floor mauler, In The Mouth of the Wolf gnashing the heels of Not Waving’s Animals LP. In a true meeting of skools, Cindytalk follows OG ‘80s and ‘90s collaborations with Cocteau Twins and DJ Scud to mete out three highly stylised and staunchly rooted girders that also rank among Ancient Methods best, and that’s saying something considering his recent, killer form. Matt Colton mastered and cut the wax, John Powell-Jones did the ace, screen-printed sleeve – limited to 500, initial copies on clear wax!

Boomkat Product Review :
Two of industrial music’s most insatiable operators, Ancient Methods & Cindytalk, pay homage to the White Rose figurehead, Sophie Scholl – remembered for her role in the passive resistance to the Nazis during WWII – with a passionate and unflinching trio of noise/techno girders for Diagonal.

For those aware of Cindytalk’s illustrious industrial heritage – she has collaborated with everyone from Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil to Revolting Cocks’ Chris Connolly and DJ Scud; this is nothing short of a momentous meeting of epochs, styles and mutual intent. And it’s f**king deadly wi’ it, too.

Need of Angels barrels across the A-side, pinned to the ‘floor by riveting percussion and charging the spirits with thee harshest noise coming on in waves of absolute terror and catharsis.

Flipside, Sleight of Hand disperses that lactic build-up by loosening up and allowing some prime, late ‘80s EBM swing into the mix, resolved against a blizzard of head-long, atonal ferocity. A Search for New Realities shifts their attention again, arching up with a pensive white noise wash pierced by pinging coin drops before unleashing a thunderous torrent of breakbeat techno hearkening back to AM’s finest Ugandan Methods and Cindy’s work for Praxis, but with a thoroughly modern aesthetic.


In The Mouth Of The Wolf 12″
1. Need Of Angels 08:46
2. Sleight Of Hand 05:20
3. A Search For New Realities 06:55