Something out of the ordinary has been shaking in Siskin Land. Three months, a three-single-run and an ever-greater definition to their sound has shone the light bright on Sue McLaren & Suzanne Chesterton’s collective work.
Today, ‘Villaneve’ and ‘Electric Love’ are joined by a third single for Black Hole Recordings, the deeply affecting and soul-touchingly beautiful ‘Never Alone’.
The track is another Siskin release that goes out of its way to put texture ahead of tenacity and substitute the thematically obvious for something – musically speaking – more involved. Its song hints heavy at emotional estrangement, and a love – if not quite unrequited, then certainly far from firm.
Perfectly in step with ‘Never Alone’s song, the pair construct a coolly persuasive trance-progressive frame to mount it on. Pulsing with bass and elevated by melody, harmony & pianoforte, it exists in its own stylistic space. Authenticity of feeling running through ever strand, it speaks no end to the extraordinary production synergy Suzanne and Sue share.