Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lycia: Cold (re-issue Silber)
release: September 25, 2007
style: ultra ambient slow goth
similar: Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Mira
rating: ***1/2 Longtime pioneers of ethereal goth/darkwave and a favorite of Silber since before the label even started, the remastered Cold is essential, solitude headphone listening for the corresponding climate. "Bare," "Colder," and "December" and every other track have well-placed electronic drums, gothy male/female vocals that float around and guitars out of the darkest Cocteau Twins songs. As far as this type of music goes, it's as fresh and moody as it was when first released a decade ago. -Kenyon

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