Thursday, 4 September 2014

Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde - The Moon And The Melodies [12", LP]

Because the COCTEAU TWINS collaborated with HAROLD BUDD on this album, they didn't want it to be released as one by their band, but as an album by the four individuals. So the band name is nowhere present, although the sound is unmistakingly Cocteau Twins on most of the album. I like the parts with Budd's icy piano sound a lot as well (Memory Gongs, for example). Wasn't too familiar with the man's work before i bought this. The ambient instrumental wailing guitar track Why Do You Love Me? is probably my favourite track of this album. For some reason it reminded me a lot of a track called Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann) by the otherwise completely different band Tool. If you compare them, they definitely do not sound alike, but they have the same kind of atmosphere - to my opinion at least. Anyway, this is a great album. Glad i picked it up secondhand somewhere last year.

Label: 4AD CAD 611
Year of release: 1986

01. Sea, Swallow Me
02. Memory Gong
03. Why Do You Love?
04. Eyes Are Mosaics

01. She Will Destroy You
02. The Ghost Has No Home
03. Bloody And Blunt
04. Ooze Out And Away, Onehow

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