Cindytalk Ė A Life is Everywhere (CD Editions Mego)


A Life is Everywhere takes off where the trilogy (The Crackle of my Soul Ė Up Here in the Clouds Ė Hold Everything Dear) more or less ended. Again on Editions Mego, A Life is Everywhere sounds although less clinical, more organic and warmer if you will. It does contain those abrasive piercing high pitch noises, but this time they are nothing more than some last shrieks to mark the ending of an unfinished story which here takes a new direction. This is Cindytalk 2.0, reinvented somewhere around the millennium change, and compared to their debut album Camouflage Heart that was released almost 30 years ago this sounds much more like contemporary classical electronics expressed through ambient layers and electronic hysteria. And no matter how much one hopes to hear something close to that landmark album, the sheer anger and fear some tracks possessed, the disintegration of the surroundings in time together with the polarity with for example In This World, I donít think that will ever happen. Where this music always has been very based on emotions, these emotions now are replaced by astonishment and acquiescence. What hasnít changed are the feelings summoned by the track titles; Sharp still plays with earthly temptations when itís Time to Fall, or My Drift is a Ghost, which in a way unveils his personal motives. Still, sometimes the old spectres haunting Sharp return, having lost almost nothing of their ability to depict sceneries of the inner struggles. They appear now in different shapes, more eerie, hasty and elusive. All tracks are expansive in character, and all though still abstract in character they also are more balanced, as if Sharp is finding some harmony and internal rest.  

A Life is Everywhere describes earth seen from a different location, as it feels as if the composer is no longer part of it. Supporting this hypothesis are the sounds that seem to have traveled for lightyears, so it seems, containing cosmic wisdom about the ever expanding universe. After all these years still relevant, for those who are close. PvdG.