(Hospital - HOS248) CD $13.50
(Hospital - HOS248) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)
The early demos, live and unreleased tracks collected here document the development of this singular musical entity from their isolated beginnings to the recent full band line-up, in all its icy, electronic glory. From Cold Cave’s infancy, sexual identity and oblique existentialism have been expressed through biting lyrics and electronic minimalism. Rarely has the human condition been exposed so brazenly as in “Sex Ads.” Melodies, noise and rhythms clash as stories from below the surface are retold. From the Coma Potion LP, which featured a rugged, stripped-down distortion, to the suggestive Electronic Dreams tour cassette (featuring the voice of Max Morton on the track “Heavenly Metals”), Cold Cave’s genre-defying electronic music never betrays its dark roots. Love and pornography, industrial music and traditionalism, poetry and profanity all mix together in a hedonistic cocktail of nihilistic nights and mournful mornings. Cremations collects all this work for the first and last time.
(Hospital - HOS226) 7-inch $8.50 (Out-of-stock)
Hospital's first venture directly into the controversial and rhythmic world of trance, power noise, synth pop, and '80s industrial music. Three authentically morose, epic anthems with the texture of a shattered champagne glass. Imagine a highly damaged, Downward Spiral-era demo hitting the raw nerve of a heart, where all breaths freeze in rapture and all feelings croak in the blood of the beat-less heart.