Alva Noto releasing ambient cover of The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ on new 12”

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Celebrating 40 years of the iconic track.

Experimental artist Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, is releasing a new cover of The Cure’s 1980 track ‘A Forest’, via his own Noton imprint.

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Focusing in on the sense of longing imbued in the original song, Nicolai crafts an expansive, deconstructed version with a “dreamlike wash of sound and distant strings.”

“The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ has always reminded me of the feeling of ‘coming home’ … and I can’t think of another song which could be more representative of the band than this single”, explains Nicolai.

A limited art edition, which features a drawing by Nicolai, will be also available at Eigen + art Gallery later this year.

‘A Forest’ follows Nicolai’s collaborative live album with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Two – which had some of our favourite artwork of 2019.

Head here for more info on ‘A Forest’ standard vinyl release, and check out the artwork below.