Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Cold Specks brings us cryptic, darkly poetic Absisto Add to ...

Absisto by Cold Specks; streaming at youtube.com

“The bitter morning light will strike you right down. Do you sorrow over me?” Cold Specks, the pseudonym of the ominous Canadian songstress Al Spx, has released a new single, in advance of a sophomore album (Neuroplasticity) soon to come.

With Absisto, we hear a more adventurous sonic palette than the austere tones of her debut disc, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. Lyrics are cryptic and darkly poetic, set against a down-tempo, harrowing soundtrack of swamp-moon blues.

More Related to this Story

With a sorceress’s voice that recalls the seriousness of Odetta and Nina Simone, Cold Specks intones about emptied ammunition and fools not suffered gladly. She frightens and beckons at once – a scary young package of contradictions. Brad Wheeler

 

In the know

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular