Our friend, Al Spx (aka Cold Specks), is coming back with a new record, after her 2012 debut I Predict a Graceful Expulsion made its way to critical acclaim and landed the singer a well-received performance on Jools Holland. The new album, “Neuroplasticity”, is expected to be released August 26 via Mute. There’s a new streaming single, “Absisto”, that continues to show the talented singer-songwriter’s move toward a bigger, fuller sound, and away from her acoustic roots. It’s a pretty, explosive track, this time around bringing musical arrangement on par with the singer’s powerful, soulful vocals. You can follow Cold Specks at facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.