These Crimson Dreams

[Transitory Surface sleeve]"Transitory Surface" (EP Single, 1999)


Easy on the ear trad style goth with a nice line in guitars and percussion. Echoes of Siouxsie, Sisters and Xmal Deutschland haunt the sound of TCD. But for me, as much as I like those bands in their heydays, as we enter a new century that's as much a historical shackle as it is an asset. But then I'm not a goth.

This five-track EP is polished and professional, and if they'd been around in 1984 TCD could have been massive. But they should still have no problem finding an appreciative audience today. 6/10

Rob Dyer

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