Chris And Cosey
Songs Of Love And Lust
Label ©  Rough Trade
Release Year  1984
Length  46:48
Genre  Industrial
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  C-0170
Bitrate  320 Kbps
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    Track Listing:
      1.  
      Driving Blind  
       6:30  
      2.  
      Love Cuts  
       7:45  
      3.  
      Walking Through Heaven  
       5:13  
      4.  
      Lament  
       2:24  
      5.  
      Talk To Me  
       5:41  
      6.  
      Gardens Of The Pure  
       4:37  
      7.  
      Raining Tears Of Blood  
       4:35  
      8.  
      Chiron  
       4:52  
      9.  
      Tantalize  
       5:11  
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      Industrial / Experimental / Electro / Nu-Wave crossover. The 2 standout tracks here for me are "Love Cuts", an epic and drawn out dark and twisted song about addiction to physical pain (lyrics - "Cuts like a knife / cut me with your knife"), and "Driving blind", a slow electronic beat again with the very distinctive vocal of Cosey Fanni Tooti! You could almost call them the orignal Adult., as the electro and female monotone vocal are very similar. This is great, fairly slow and laid back electro beats with a nu-wave punk feel and dark lyrics. A lovely LP.

      Review by Keith Farley

      A surprisingly straight-ahead record given the pair's history, Songs of Love and Lust is a set of chilling synth-pop tracks with the added emotionless vocals of Cosey herself. They're just as extended as the tracks on Trance, though there's a distinct sense that the pair were suffering from a lack of ideas. It's still a solid look at the state of the melancholy synth crowd.
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