Cold Specks Taps Michael Gira For New Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 05.21.14 in News

Guess our editor wasn’t just reaching for references when he mentioned the Swans-like climax in the new Cold Specks song “Absisto.” As it turns out, frontman Michael Gira returns the favor of Al Spx’s cameo on the new Swans album with not one but two guest appearances on Cold Specks’s upcoming Neuroplasticity LP. Jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire also joins him on the record’s chaotic closer.

“I may have been reflecting on my surroundings,” Spx says of the “more unusual songs” on the August 26 release. “Have you ever been to Glastonbury? It’s a pretty fucked up place.”

We have not, but the following song is certainly worth a second listen…