The Cocteau Twins meet Massive Attack. Liz Fraser’s voice sounds like she is singing from another world and as for the video, well, I’ll let you make your own mind up. (Directed by Walter Stern). The song was on the third Massive Attack album, Mezzanine released in 1998 and sold four million copies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_Attack http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocteau_Twins
#9 Dream is one of John Lennon’s post Beatles great moments – it seems to actually be the dream as well as the song. The melody is out of this world, the production is magnificent, the chord changes Lennon’s genius. Released in 1974, it was the second single from the Walls And Bridges album. It reached […]
One could say that this was Justine Frischmann’s homage to Wire. Elastica’s Connection was one of the songs of the moment in 1994 as Britpop became the buzz word. Originally a member of Suede forming the band with Brett Anderson, she parted ways and formed Elastica in 1992, selling over a million copies of the […]
Although this is from Le Orme’s fifth album, I chose this performance as it illustrates how the progressive rocks bands found nothing odd about shifting from complex instrumental virtuoso explosions into soft acoustic guitar and vocal (1.50) and then changing back again. Le Orme were one of the big three along with Banco Del Mutuo […]
This track comes from the third album H To He, Who Am The Only One. Nic Potter has left the band leaving Hugh Banton to incorporate bass pedals into his organ playing. In this powerful live version from somewhere in France in 1971, there is no bass guitar, or guitar!
This piece composed by Estonian modern classical composer Arvo Pärt is performed here in 1999 in the Church Of St Nicholas, Tallin, Estonia by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallin Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Tõnju Kaljuste. The piece composed for choir, strings, prepared piano and wind harp was commissioned in Germany in 1984 and released […]