Music today was Cocteau Twin’s Treasure (1984), although I was listening to Garlands (1982) and Head Over Heels (1983), I played Treasure to death. For some reason, I have a strong memory of listening to it on headphones as I walked down the country lane in the Welsh village (Capel Seion) where my parents had retired. I’m not sure why the memory is so vivid except perhaps for the contrast between sheep, the rolling green hills and nature and the sometimes abrasive drum machines and ultra-effected guitars. But then there’s Liz Fraser’s gorgeous voice, her fantasy lyrics and titles. Allegedly band members Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde didn’t like it but I did, I love the ethereal in contrast to the machines, a tank in the mist.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.