The sophomore album from Faultline (aka U.K. electronic artist David Kosten and guests), "Your Love Means Everything" will be re-issued in the U.S. by Capitol Records with three new songs on August 24th. Guest vocalists include Michael Stipe, Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Flaming Lips.
I previewed some of the tracks on the Faultline web site and I find the result of Kosten's musical experimentation impressive. Its strength lies in the pure electronic melancholy that appears so simple but runs deep.
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe collaborated on a cover of "Greenfields" from late-50s folk revivalists The Brothers Four.
Coldplay's Chris Martin hadn't even begun recording "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" when he sang on two haunting Faultline tracks "Where Is My Boy?" and "Your Love Means Everything Part 2."
The re-issue of Your Live Means Everything also includes three new songs not on the original. "We Came from Lego Blocks" is a lullaby featuring vocals from Vordul Megilah of east coast underground hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox. Cult singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur collaborates on a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." And "Biting Tongues" features Ras B, a ragga-styled MC from Adrian Sherwood's On U-Sound crew.