Here's a private pressing from the enigmatic project The Candlelight Service, whose various members have a very minimal public profile, consisting mostly of some ubiquitously uninformative Twitter accounts. But musically, this project, which seems to be centered around the production of one Josh Kinney and a host of female vocalists, is a pretty intriguing concoction of goth oriented italo-disco and downer-pop witch house vibes. The leading track "Alchemy" has the decadent emptiness of those Johnny Jewel produced disco tracks for Italians Do It Better (i.e. Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire, etc.), furthered along by the cool detachment of vocalist Zoe DuFault. "Comfort" pushes a buzzingly punk guitar chord well into the distance behind a downtempo slink from the drum machines and blown out Nord synth lines to go along with the ice-queen vocals from Sierra DuFault, who seems to be the primary vocalist here, presenting more of a Karen O snarl and theatrical warble. The album works through its sparse arrangements for synth, drum machines, guitars, and vocals, with that minimal wave approach to the less is more production values. This is even true for the relatively noisy guitar track "Drink For You" which reprises another track on the album but with the gritty lo-fi goth vibe of Chelsea Wolfe. There's just 100 of these kicking around, and the lp does come with a cd-r of the whole record as well. Aquarius Recordshttp://thecandlelightservice.com/

The Candlelight Service   John Hexagon, Bettendorf, United States

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    The Candlelight Service - Autograph (full album) at 8.39
    on June 03, 2014 03:06

    This is the demo unmastered full album.
    The final mastered for itunes is up there.

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    Feels Good!

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    Cool version Farah

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