To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide album cover
To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide

The Tear Garden

1996
Nettwerk

By 1996 the Tear Garden partnership had taken Edward Ka-Spel and cEvin Key to new areas; if they had started where Ka-Spel was almost a guest with Skinny Puppy, To Be An Angel Blind felt more rooted in the Legendary Pink Dots side of things, as the opening acoustic-led “Ascension Day,” originally written by Ka-Spel and bandmate Martijn De Kleer, shows. Generally moody and understated, with songs worked out in improvisations and edited further, it has the feeling of a late night meditation, Ka-Spel singing quietly as delicate arrangements unfold around his lyrical visions.

Ned Raggett

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