"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.

My Cabal

School of Seven Bells

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My Camarilla $0.99 Buy MP3
Chain (Seefeel Extraction) $0.99 Buy MP3
Face To Face On High Places (Jesu Remix) $0.99 Buy MP3
Face To Face On High Places (Jesu Remix) [Instrumental] $0.99 Buy MP3

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