- The NOTON boss has released a beatless version of the gothic rock masterpiece, which turns 40 this year.
Alva Noto has covered "A Forest" by The Cure.
The new version, which has been approved by the band's frontman Robert Smith, is beatless and ten minutes long. Out now on NOTON, it's available digitally and on vinyl via the Bleep store.
"I was 15 years old when the song was released," Nicolai says. "At the time my desire for good music started to grow, and, of course, I would look for sounds that reflected the time and age I was living. 'A Forest' is now a classic, and I can't think of another song which could be more representative of the band than this single—40 years after its release, I still bow to it and feel grateful that it exists."
Listen to Alva Noto's version.
And here's the original.
01. A Forest (The Cure Cover)
A Forest is out now via NOTON.
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