A group whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie’s girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

Review Of Album from 'Snowbird' "Moon", featuring Simon Raymonde from 'Cocteau Twins' & Stephanie Dossen from 'Massive Attack'. Album out this Tuesday.

Review Of The New Album from ‘Snowbird’

Moon is the debut album from Snowbird, a duo featuring Simon Raymonde of Cocteau twins, Stephanie Dosen of Massive Attack, and guest appearances by members of Midlake and Radiohead. Their new album is slated for release on Bella Union, Raymonde’s label and primary focus since Cocteau Twins parted ways in 1997.

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