Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and Extended Plays ~ Cocteau Twins
There is much to discover within the liquid-air sound the Cocteau Twins, here ...more
The music of the Cocteau Twins is such a delightful present from the groundbreaking UK music label 4AD. So sensual in it's sonic texture that thousands if not millions of people played Cocteau albums while making love. There is much to discover within the liquid-air sound the Cocteau Twins, here within the "Lullabies to Violaine" boxed discs I've reconnected to the Cocteau world which I know very well, what I love about this collection is that it is a greatest hits collection at all. Here let me explain what I mean. The songs of Cocteau Twins are so very personal, with a specific sound which defies the typical music labeling or categorization, featuring unrecognizable lyrics delivered as some strange forgotten language, and sweeping guitar work that is so psychedelic in voice that it often sounds like a state of mind rather than a melodic device. The trust of each Cocteau tune resides in the every tribal sound of their drum work, humming bass lines. And so the fact that the Cocteau's could put out such songs as singles (in the ridged music scene before MySpace, mind you) and create a massive international following that is still growing is astounding. The fact is, the Twins filled a void which the world was hungry to fill. So I'm more than delighted to recommend this singles collection, I believe that the music of Cocteau Twins is and will be as vital now, and in the distant future as it was when it was originally realized.
Missed out on picking this up when it first came out. It's now back on my radar