Garlands is the debut studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, released 1 September 1982 on 4AD. It peaked in the top 5 of the UK Independent Albums Chart, and received support from BBC Radio 1 radio host John Peel.
Ben Blakeman (Guitar, live performance 1990-1994) Ben Blakeman was born in Salford, England, on September 27, 1963, and hadn’t heard of Cocteau Twins until 1989 when his girlfriend suggested that he answer an ad in a music paper looking for “a guitar player who likes the Cocteau Twins.” His background was unusual for a Cocteau Twin as it consists of playing with a psychobilly band (The.
Cocteau Twins — Otherness EP. November 21, 2015 by Pound for Pound in 1990s, Rock, Electronic, Ambient. Happy weekend! I figured we would keep going down the Cocteau Twins path, as I think we could all use a lift on the ethereal waves in these awful times and in advance of the winter ahead. I'm going to post another (the only other?) release.
Heaven or Las Vegas is the sixth studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, released on 17 September 1990 by 4AD.Despite 4AD president Ivo Watts-Russell proclaiming it one of the best-ever releases on his label, he released the group from their contract at the end of 1990 because his relationship with the band had soured. Heaven or Las Vegas peaked at number seven on the UK.
Band History: The Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland (situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh) in 1979.Their name derived from a Simple Minds song. Originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie, rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, whose swooping vocals use subjective textures of tenor and timbre to verbalize emotions (i.e. echolalic.
The Cocteau Twins were a Scottish Alternative Rock band known for being the Trope Makers and Trope Codifiers (along with This Mortal Coil and possibly Dead Can Dance) of the Dream Pop genre. Its members were: Elizabeth Fraser - vocals; Robin Guthrie - guitar, keyboards, drum machine programming; Simon Raymonde - bass; The band was formed in 1979 by Guthrie, bassist Will Heggie and Fraser, who.
Author Martin Aston has made a tireless effort into piecing 4AD’s dramatic history together. Fan-boys, and girls, will love Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD. After all, as in my 1983 epiphany with Cocteau Twins’ Head Over Heels taking root in my brain and heart, we were all there in some form.
If the Cocteau Twins had not already most fans wondering most of the time what their next release would sound like, then certainly Victorialand would have done so. After previous EP's suggested louder, heavily produced and technically complex to be the keywords of the immediate future the Twins managed to take everybody by complete surprise by coming up with this melodious and gentle album.
This Mortal Coil, Birthday Party, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Breeders, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Germano, Kristin Hersh, Belly, Red House Painters. Just a handful of the bands and artists who started out recording for 4AD, a record label founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1979, a label which went on to be one of the most influential of the modern era.
This is the second volume of Lullabies to Violaine's split-release version (4AD initially released the two volumes in one elaborately packaged set), which covers the Cocteau Twins' Capitol-era singles and EPs -- Evangeline, Snow, Bluebeard, Twinlights, Otherness, and the two-part singles for Tishbite and Violaine.Everything that appeared on the original releases can be found here.
There’s little stylistic common ground among the four, but together they created a sort of dream vortex of previous champions aiming to soundtrack summer 2012. How’d they do? New records are like the new T.V. season or a new year of school: eventually they’ll be bunched together in a body of work or experience, but in the moment they’re disproportionately important.
The Sound Projector Music Magazine 2nd Issue 1997, Writen and edited by Ed Pinsent with John Bagnall, Harley Richardson and Lawrence Burton.. On 'And Otherness' Ra plays the Clavioline (as used by Joe Meek), a French monophonic electronic keyboard that was almost antiquated as soon as. coming too close to Cocteau Twins bedsit-land.
ARTIST: TITLE: LABEL: FORMAT: COMMENTS: C.O.B. Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart: Elegy: CD: C.O.B. Spirit of Love: Lady Elsinore: CD: C.S.
For the Cocteau Twins, that was template: soaring vocals, cascading guitars, pounding drum machine, buckets of reverb. Trends be damned, there would be no hip hop experiments, no dancefloor moves and zero concessions to the marketplace.
Like Burial, Kelman has an uncanny ability to connote an otherness and transport us into his headspace. With ’13th Month’ he offers something akin to a spiritual memory upgrade, using fine tuned powers of intuition to fluidly sculpt richly impressionistic scenes evoking the trampling fervour of the Ghost Dance, but purposely transposed to downtrodden people and sites of worship in the here.
But it was a six-minute single taken from their fourth LP, Ignite The Seven Cannons, produced by The Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie, that was to be the closest they came to a hit. 'Primitive Painters' remains one of the enduring classics of the era, and Felt's best-known song.
Posts about diary writing written by mariaxrose. As I was a permanent client of stars, awaiting that moment before contract to fold back, edge of the page that was prior to birth.
The-Dream has dropped the third installment of what can now be viewed as a trilogy of albums chronicling the delicate art of sexual conquest. Various methods of acquiring and securing booty are employed on Love King in much the same ways they were on 2007’s Love Hate and last year’s Love vs Money; ladies of interest are wooed by the promise of sexual bliss, material wealth and the-Dream.