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I've been binging on Cocteau Twins' entire catalog for the past two days. I know there is love for them here but not in the form of a thread like this so far as I could tell. Their discography is a towering achievement; a traceable, single-minded effort toward perfecting an aesthetic that was initially discovered accidentally (Guthrie has said that he originally employed the trademark guitar effects to mask his initially poor playing). I enjoy going through chronologically... They started off sounding like Siouxsie influenced post-punk... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtXJ3SYXPC8 They started experimenting more with textures and aural aesthetics as they grew more comfortable with their gear and each other... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmZfR6dEXhM One of my favorite attributes of the group are Fraser's garbled, glossolalic lyrics which were never meant to come across literally to the listener; a deeply sincere emotional expulsion... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7TBGn4R8U They moved into slightly more accessible sonic territory while maintaining their idiosyncrasies... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkyzHsCT5zc And they ultimately went on to perfect their sound... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adp8-YxMwIA Then they almost completely disappeared in 1997. There was to be a reunion tour back in 2005 but it was cancelled shortly before it was slated to commence... If there were a reformation I'm really not sure how or if they could top their previous body of work.
Another great release from Parralax Sounds (Christ., Syntaks and many more). It sounds like a mix of Boards of canada, Bibio and Chapterhouse. Their debut album Phoenix asteroid is also good, but I think this album is much stronger! Found some nice samples from the album on their soundscloud. 1. https://soundcloud.com/ecovillage/ecovillage-blissfully-yours 2. https://soundcloud.com/ecovillage/ecovillage-telepathy 3. https://soundcloud.com/ecovillage/ecovillage-summer-of-love