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Clan of Xymox : Kindred Spirits - CD Clan of Xymox : Kindred Spirits - CD  Ref: 20749 The darkest hour is over. Leipzig-based Goth pioneer Ronny Moorings has lead CLAN OF XYMOX through the valley of tears and braced himself for new deeds after his last, downright elegiac and hopeless Dark Wave manifesto “Darkest Hour”. It still is not exactly a lot of light looming at the distant end of the tunnel – but it is proof enough after this bleak album that every night, however dark it may be, is eventually followed by a new dawn. “Kindred Spirits” assembles eleven cover versions, entirely played, sung and recorded by Ronny. And what a selection it is: “Blue Monday” by NEW ORDER, “Question Of Time” by DEPECHE MODE, “Decades” by JOY DIVISION, “A Forest” by THE CURE or “Alice” by THE SISTERS OF MERCY may be songs one would have expected on Ronny Mooring's perennial playlist anyway; the manner in which he reawakens these tracks to a new CLAN OF XYMOX life, however, astounds and enthuses more than was deemed possible. Warm, organic, somewhere between wavy Electro and fog-clouded Goth Rock… these honorary tributes show a completely new side of CLAN OF XYMOX – and revive immortal classics as a pleasant side effect. More surprising is a song like RADIOHEAD's “Creep” that even after the first listen sounds like a well-known CLAN OF XYMOX track and was most skillfully interpreted. Pieces from DAVID BOWIE (“Heroes”, of course), SHOCKING BLUE, DEPARTMENT S, NINE INCH NAILS as well as SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (sung by Mojca Zunga) complete an extraordinary release brimful with emotion and nostalgia.

Tracks : 01 Venus – SHOCKING BLUE 02 Alice – THE SISTERS OF MERCY 03 Is Vic there? - DEPARTMENT S 04 A Forest – THE CURE 05 Something I can never have – NINE INCH NAILS 06 Red Light – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES 07 Decades – JOY DIVISION 08 Heroes – DAVID BOWIE 09 A Question of Time – DEPCHE MODEe 10 Creep - RADIOHEAD 11 Blue Monday – NEW ORDER
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