Nocturnal activity has always played a pivotal role in Wesley Eisoldâ€™s art. Growing up without ever having his feet in the same soil for more than a year, restlessness and change are integral parts of his creative process. It only makes sense that Cherish The Light Years is a product not only of the nonstop electricity of a new city but also the perfect soundtrack to nights spent exploring any foreign place. Cherish The Light Years is a remarkable progression both from Cold Cave's acclaimed debut Love Comes Close and the discordant, industrial skeletons on the Cremations compilation.
"Cremations is only two years old but it's so drastically different," Eisold says. "Cherish The Light Years is what I then envisioned happening in the future, but I was just starting to make my own songs, and it escalated to this. Through experimentation I stumbled on more song-oriented music."Eisold's lyrics, largely inspired by nighttime walks after moving to New York City, are an extension of his work running the Heartworm publishing imprint. "That is a really important part of Cold Cave too. Lyrically, I want to convey what a lot of my favorite writers give me to other people. I want there to be this air of romance that has a seedy underbelly, like Jean Genet.
"Not unlike Genet, Lou Reed, Baudelaire or Arthur Russell, Eisold uses the temptations of the City to examine the duality of human nature: "It's impossible not to notice, or be intrigued by, or partake in these things. I think the whole record is a reflection of that, but also questioning your reaction to it, asking how much will you partake? Contradiction has always been a big part of every band I've been in, but I think this group of songs highlights that better than ever before." Cherish The Light Years is a defining moment, the summing up of Eisoldâ€™s musical journey to date. "I wanted the record to pertain to every musical moment of my life, from being a kid who's into The Cure or New Order or some of the early Siouxsie records to some of the last few bands I've been in too." (Prior to Cold Cave, Eisold was in hardcore groups Some Girls and American Nightmare).
- 1 The Great Pan Is Dead 4:06 Buy
- 2 Pacing Around The Church 3:26 Buy
- 3 Confetti 5:37 Buy
- 4 Catacombs 3:22 Buy
- 5 Underworld USA 4:59 Buy
- 6 Icons Of Summer 5:50 Buy
- 7 Alchemy And You 3:28 Buy
- 8 Burning Sage 4:03 Buy
- 9 Villains Of The Moon 5:44 Buy