The Salt Lake City band Summerhead is creating a new sound in electronica. While mixing experimentalism with electronic pop, the band has been recognized for adding a beauty that is not always found in dance music. The core duo James Holmes and Gary Svedin formed Summerhead in 1997. While being fond of dance music, other influences such as the minimalist composer Michael Nyman, Cocteau Twins (to whom Summerhead owes their name), and Moby can be heard in their music. Incidentally, Svedin's score for Holmes' original film 'Cold' won best original score in the International festival of Film and Technology. Holmes and Svedin do all of the programming and play most of the instruments on their albums. Still they allow some moments to be performed by a handful of guest musicians. Cold marks a brief hiatus from the signature Summerhead electronic sound instead focusing on acoustic instruments recorded in their native environs. This album finds the band recording on location in venues such as churches, recital halls, and choral chambers.