School Of Seven Bells – My Cabal -
Indie Shoegaze - 12"
Label:Ghostly International – GI-86
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 rpm
Released: 19 May 2009
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Shoegaze, Indie Rock
AI My Cabal
Written-By, Producer – School Of Seven Bells 5:06
AII My Camarilla
Written-By, Producer – School Of Seven Bells 2:36
BI Chain (Seefeel Extraction)
Remix – Seefeel
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Mark Clifford 5:19
BII Face To Face On High Places (Jesu Remix)
Remix – Jesu
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Justin K. Broadrick 5:00
BIII Face To Face On High Places (Jesu Remix) - Instrumental Version
Remix – Jesu
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Justin K. Broadrick 5:06
Mastered By – Stephen Marsh
Photography By – Timothy Saccenti
“My Cabal,” the third single from School of Seven Bells’ Alpinisms, has at its core a rather telling bit of wordplay. The word “cabal”-usually pronounced “kuh-BALL,” meaning a secret, conspiratorial clique not unlike School of Seven Bells themselves-is here pronounced “cable,” like the electronic connector. Appropriately, the song “My Cabal” reflects that strange conflation of technology and the supernatural, spinning a drum-machine throb, a few chiming guitars, and a My Bloody Valentine-style atmospheric “whoosh” into a sophisticated dream-pop anthem.
The “My Cabal” single also includes the melancholy instrumental track “My Camarilla,” a gentle “response” from Cabal, the song’s protagonist, to Camarilla, his lady love. The single’s flip-side is particularly stacked, featuring a half-time remix of Alpinism’s vocoder-laden “Chain” by UK ambient legends Seefeel. Finally, Jesu’s Justin Broadrick re-imagines “Face to Face on High Places” as an overdriven fever dream, saturating the song with melting-film guitar tones and hard-edged electronic percussion. For all of Jesu’s added sturm und drang, though, the song ends up somehow even sweeter.
School of Seven Bells - My Cabal
They remind me of cocteau twins, great to hear shoegaze's still around!