Cherish the Light Years
|Cherish the Light Years|
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 5, 2011|
|Studio||Electric Lady Studios, Plantain Studios, Stratosphere Sound, and Soundtrack Studios, New York City|
|Genre||Dark wave, synthpop|
|Cold Cave chronology|
|Singles from Cherish the Light Years|
|Drowned in Sound||(4/10)|
|Tiny Mix Tapes|||
|The A.V. Club||(B)|
|Consequence of Sound|||
Release and reception
Cherish the Light Years was released on April 5, 2011. The album was released by Matador Records on 12" vinyl, CD, and Digital formats. iTunes features an iTunes LP digital download which features an exclusive track, lyrics, and photos.
The album currently holds a 71 out of 100 rating on Metacritic. The score was based on reviews from 26 critics with 20 of the reviews being positive, 4 mixed, and 2 negative.
In a positive review from Pitchfork, Mark Richardson writes "Cherish has the feel of a breakthrough, and Wes Eisold comes across as an artist with a vision that will resonate with a larger audience."
Michael Wheeler, writer for Drowned in Sound writes in a negative review, "What happened is the only thing I can think throughout the first few listens of Cold Cave’s second album, with every subsequent spin less an opportunity to further digest than an effort to double-check if things really are as palpably awful as they seemed the last listen around."
- "The Great Pan Is Dead" - 4:06
- "Pacing Around the Church" - 3:26
- "Confetti" - 5:37
- "Catacombs" - 3:22
- "Underworld USA" - 4:59
- "Icons of Summer" - 5:50
- "Alchemy And You" - 3:28
- "Burning Sage" - 4:03
- "Villains of the Moon" - 5:44
- "Our Tears Help the Flowers Grow" - 4:19 (iTunes Exclusive Track)
All songs were written by Wesley Eisold except for Underworld USA and Catacombs which were written by Eisold and Sean Martin.
- Wesley Eisold - Vocals, Synthesizer, and Bass guitar
- Jennifer Calvin - Backing Vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9) and Synthesizer (8)
- Guy Licata - Drums and Percussion (all tracks)
- Sean Martin - Guitar (1, 4, 5)
- Matt Sweeney - Bass (1)
- Gillian Rivera - Violin (1, 3)
- Beth Meyers - Viola (1, 3)
- Justin Kantor - Cello (1, 3)
- Dominick Fernow - Electronics (2, 4, 8)
- Daryl Palumbo - Guitar (2, 3, 7, 9) Bass (2, 3, 7, 9) and Synthesizer (6)
- Tonie Joy - Guitar (3) Bass (8)
- Nick Zinner - Guitar (7)
- Eric Beyondo - Trumpet (7)
- Chris Coady - Producer, Mixing
- Joe LaPorta - Mastering
- Greg Morris - Engineering
- Daryl Palumbo - Pre-production
- Kris Lapke - Tracking
- Wesley Eisdold - Art Direction, Layout and Design
- Dominick Fernow - Art Direction, Layout and Design
- Sebastian Mlynarski - Photography
- Richardson, Mark. "Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years". Pitchfork Media.
- Pan, Arnold. "Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years". PopMatters.
- Wheeler, Michael. "Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years". Drowned In Sound.
- Redmond, Jordan. "Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years". Tiny Mix Tapes.
- Winkie, Luke. "Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years". OMH.
- Pearlman, Mischa. "Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years". Clashmusic.
- Heller, Jason. "Cold Cave: Cherish the Light Years". Onion Inc.
- Sendra, Tim. "Cherish the Light Years - Cold Cave". Rovi Corp.
- Keyes, Edward. "Cherish the Light Years". Rolling Stone.
- Larson, Jeremy. "Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years". Consequence of Sound.
- Gardner, Noel. "Album Review: Cold Cave - 'Cherish The Light Years' (Matador)". IPC Meida.
- "Cherish the Light Years - Cold Cave". Metacritic.