release date: 29-10-2021
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File under Darkwave
Limited edition of 250 copies on BLUE with ORANGE Galaxy Vinyl. Comes in Deluxe heavy Gatefold-Sleeve!
There is not much to say about Lycia’s masterpiece which hasn’t been said already… Originally released in October 1996 on PROJEKT, following 1995’s “The Burning Circle and then Dust”, “Cold” is one of the most important and relevant darkwave albums of the nineties. Inspired by the band’s relocation from the desert of Phoenix, AZ, to the snowy landscapes of Streetsboro, Ohio, Cold is a paradigm shift in terms of surroundings as much as a further development in Lycia soundscapes. “I think of all the albums I’ve done, the time and place when we recorded it seeped into Cold more than into any other album”, Mike VanPortfleet commented years later.
“Cold” is unquestionably one of the very pinnacles in Lycia’s discography, a discography now spanning over three decades and filled with acclaimed releases. An album conceived in the fall of 1995 and ultimately born in the winter of 1996, coming from a band used to write their music in the heat of the desert and now immersed in a snowy, wintry landscape, now made available again for its 25th anniversary. The last Lycia album to be recorded on a cassette multitrack, “Cold” will be reissued on both CD and double LP in completely remastered sound quality!.
TRACKS: A1 Frozen A2 Bare B1 Baltica B2 Colder B3 Snowdrop C1 Drifting C2 December D1 Polaris D2 Later