I first heard of Wesley Eisold and Cold Cave in 2011 with the release of Cherish the Lights Years on Matador records.
Intrigued by the dark 80’s vibe of the album but it wasn’t until the single “A Little Death to Laugh” the following year (released on Eisold’s Heartworm Press) that set Cold Cave apart for me. From the cold synths, to the symbolism and poetic lyrics, the aesthetic is more than the sum of its parts. The music sounds and FEELS like beautiful dark art. When Northern Transmissions asked me to conduct a little Q&A with the Cold Cave architect I naturally jumped at the chance. As part of the interview Wes was kind enough to share his favourite albums with NT, including titles by Joy Division and Lou Reed.
Intro from Jason Corbetts’ interview with Wesley Eisold