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- Posted on Jun 18th 2010 11:30AM by Garin Pirnia
Aside from three blue lights, the band played almost in total darkness and didn't say a single word until the end of the set when they thanked the exuberant crowd. Instead, they greeted the audience with acute and trembling feedback emanating from the synths that led to a dizzying sonic assault. 'ICDK' from their debut record, last year's 'Love Comes Close,' came next as they intently marched in place to the rhythm.
As the set wound up, Cold Cave maintained their mystique, opting to stare down and twist those dials instead of interacting with the dancing crowd. After a fan stage dived during 'Youth and Lust,' the band experienced the biggest reaction of the night when they played the somewhat upbeat 'Life Magazine' to a cheering aftermath.
Besides concentrating on 'Love Comes Close,' Cold Cave performed short instrumental interludes possibly from their compilation record, 'Cremations.' Near the end of their set, shrill pre-recorded voices mixed with sounds that evoked a rushing waterfall. After only nine songs, Cold Cave finished on their B-side from the 'Death Comes Close' single, 'Theme from Tomorrowland,' combining co-ed vocals and synth bliss. Their set lasted under an hour and they didn't come back for an encore, but their ear-splitting noises still managed to make a strong impression.