Friday, April 20, 2007

no escape from heaven

If yr halfway like me, you don't just think, you know that Curve never got half of the respect they were due before petering out 'round the turn of the millennium. Nowadays, with countless cross-over acts getting mucho play in goth-industrial clubs (is it more than usual right now or is it just me?), I'd push for the right label to do a best-of and/or remix release to showcase Curve's fuzzed-out to heaven, druggy goth-pop to a new generation of club kids.

But it's not a rehash of the past that we have to look forward to. I don't think it's unreasonable to claim that Collide more or less picked up picked up the torch left behind by Curve (Curve are still the cheap shorthand reference I pull out when I'm trying to sell someone on Collide), so the announcement of a collaboration between Dean Garcia of Curve and Statik and Karin of Collide under the name The Secret Meeting is both welcome and head-slappingly obvious. There are two songs up at myspace page (their actual homepage offers only a Katamari Damacy-esque purgatory of flash) which sound, well, like Collide and Curve, natch. The "Ultrashiver" album (I dare you to come up with a more obvious title for a goth/shoegaze record) is set for a June release.

(tip o' the hat to DJ Pandemonium for alerting us to this)


Jessibee said...

I love love love Curve. I was introduced to them by a friend of mine on our way to a Cure concert, and upon hearing them I was reminded of the dreamy reverby vocals of Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins!

Jessibee said...

(ps: I am a friend of your brother.. he suggested I check out your blog!)