Releasing a Cindytalk album has been a dream-come-reality here at Handmade Birds. The sonic complexities and overall intricacies of Gordon Sharp’s legendary paradigm catalyst continue to mature, and with this upcoming release, are at an absolute peak.
“Cindytalk has been the sporadic project of Gordon Sharp with a shifting ensemble over the past two and half decades. At first, Sharp's abject post-punk took a gritty, almost industrial growling to the ethereally dark tunes of the Cocteau Twins. Sharp's voice in many ways is the masculine equivalent to Liz Fraser's, just as beautiful and haunting; and the two had paired up on a few tracks through This Mortal Coil and the Cocteau Twins. Cindytalk's two releases in the '80s - Camoflage Heart and In This World - have been secret gems to all those who had uncovered that work, with Cindytalk only emerging a few times since. There was the impressionist Ambient piano record The Wind Is Strong and…a decade of silence followed by a limited edition single from 2003 and a brilliant one-sided 10" of drone-rock beauty in 2008. [multiple releases have surfaced in recent years from Vienna based label Editions Mego]” – Aquarius Records