Sunday, August 24, 2008
Xymox - Blind Hearts (Dance Mix)
Clan Of Xymox tracks have long been staples on the playlists of goth clubs all around the world. They started out on the 4AD label (along with bands like Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Colourbox, The Pixies, and Modern English) and stayed with them until they signed with Wing Records and dropped the "Clan Of" from their name and became known simply as Xymox.
This week's track was the last track they recorded with 4AD. Earlier material was much darker, but with the release of "Blind Hearts", the band started recording some of the most accessible music of their career. The 12-inch single for "Blind Hearts" was released on 4AD, but the full-length album it appeared on (Twist Of Shadows) was released on Wing (a subsidiary of Polygram) and was folowed by two other singles ("Imagination" and "Obsession").
After Twist Of Shadows, Xymox sort of faded into mediocrity. They signed with a number of subsequent labels (Tess, Metropolis, Pandemonium, and Zok to name a few) but could never re-capture the magic. This week's track is taken from the 5" CD single for Imagination. In all my years of collecting, I have only seen this CD single once, and that was the day I bought it. It's too bad tracks like this are so rare. They deserve a bigger audience.
Title: Blind Hearts (Dance Mix)
From: Imagination CD5