Cold Specks has unveiled the video to new single ‘Bodies At Bay,’ out through Mute on September 16, 2014. Directed by Canadian director, Josh Reichmann, Cold Specks, aka Al Spx, appears as sorcerous figure amid a circle of magical items. The video, which constantly shifts between black-and-white and vibrant color, can be viewed below.
‘Bodies At Bay’ is taken from forthcoming album ‘Neuroplasticity,’ out on August 25, 2014. The album will then be streamed in its entirety on coldspecks.com on Friday August 22.
Cold Specks, aka Al Spx, has returned, two years and a world map of tours after 2012’s I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. The 26 year-old Canadian singer, under the sobriquet Al Spx, began work on Neuroplasticity while holed-up in a cottage in Wick, Somerset, UK during the winter of 2012. “The record was mapped out in the cottage. I was there for about three months,” she says, “’A Formal Invitation’, ‘Old Knives’ and ‘Absisto’ were essentially written there. They are the more unusual songs on the record. I may have been reflecting on my surroundings. Have you ever been to Glastonbury? It’s a pretty fucked up place.”
Spx also worked on Moby’s album and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer’s 70th birthday last year, alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock. She contributed to Ambrose Akinmusire’s new record for Blue Note and the latest Swans album ‘To Be Kind’. These last two partnerships have left a significant impression on ‘Neuroplasticity’. The indomitable Swans founder Michael Gira appears midway through on ‘Exit Plan,’ and Akinmusire joins him on the intense closer ‘A Season of Doubt’ as well as permeating most of the record with trumpet lines of an anguished, cracking frailty.