Love Comes Close

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Love Comes Close
Lovecomesclose.jpg
Studio album by Cold Cave
Released November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
Recorded 2009
Genre Synthpop, dark wave
Length 31:24
Label Heartworm, Matador
Producer Wesley Eisold
Cold Cave chronology
Easel and Ruby
(2009)Easel and Ruby2009
Love Comes Close
(2009)
Stars Explode
(2010)Stars Explode2010

Love Comes Close is the first album from the American Darkwave band Cold Cave, released in November 2009 on Matador Records.

Release and Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork (7.6/10)[1]
PopMatters (6/10)[2]
Drowned in Sound (7/10)[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars [4]
Now 4/5 stars [5]

Love Comes Close was released on November 3, 2009. The album was released by Matador Records on 12" vinyl, CD, and Digital formats.

The album currently holds a rating of 69 out of 100 on Metacritic[6]

Pitchfork's Zach Kelly gave Love Comes Close a positive review with a score of 7.6. Kelly describes the album's singer Wesley Eisold's voice as a "devilish baritone channeling the vocal reticence of Ian Curtis one moment and the yearning of The National's Matt Berninger the next."[1]

In a mixed review from PopMatters Matthew Collins said "Love Comes Close shows some potential for artist growth with a little more seasoned songwriting."[2]

The track "Life Magazine" was used in a 2009 RadioShack commercial.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cebe and Me" – 3:43
  2. "Love Comes Close" – 4:26
  3. "Life Magazine" – 2:56
  4. "The Laurels of Erotomania" – 2:53
  5. "Heaven Was Full" – 3:43
  6. "The Trees Grew Emotions and Died" – 4:04
  7. "Hello Rats" – 1:49
  8. "Youth and Lust" – 4:01
  9. "I.C.D.K." – 3:49

Bonus tracks

  1. "Double Lives in Single Beds" – 2:46
  2. "Theme from Tomorrowland" – 4:44
  3. "Now That I'm in the Future" – 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Music

Recording and production[8]

  • Eric Broucek – mixing (tracks 1, 2, 5)
  • Cold Cave – production, recording
  • Steven De Palo – mixing (tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, 9), mastering
  • Gary Olson – mixing (track 7)

Artwork and design[8]

  • Pete Ashton – booklet photographs
  • Wesley Eisold – cover and inside panel photographs
  • Anthony Smyrski – layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelly, Zach. "Cold Cave: Love Comes Close". Pitchfork Media. 
  2. ^ a b Collins, Matthew. "Cold Cave: Love Comes Close". PopMatters. 
  3. ^ Lukowski, Andrzej. "Cold Cave - Love Comes Close". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ B., Owen. "Cold Cave - Love Comes Close". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Bimm, Jordan. "Cold Cave". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Love Comes Close - Metacritic". Metacritic. 
  7. ^ Schnipper, Matthew. "Cold Cave Soundtrack a Radio Shack Commercial". The Fader. 
  8. ^ a b c Love Comes Close (Media notes). Cold Cave. Matador Records. 2009. CD digipack tray. OLE-913-2. 
  9. ^ Grandy, Eric (May 3, 2011). "Cold Cave: Oh My Goth". Seattle Weekly. Sound Publishing. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 

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