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Cocteau Twins
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Cocteau Twins
Title: Otherness
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 12/5/1995
Release Date: 12/5/1995
Album Type: EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383624027, 042285215922

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Christopher Culver | 11/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "Otherness" EP is a four-track disc of remixes of Cocteau Twins songs by Mark Clifford of Seefeel. He remixes the songs from the Cocteau Twins' art-pop into ambient soundscapes ruled by Liz Fraser's lovely voice, clearer than ever (although one still can't understand what she's singing) and with a decidedly organic feel.Reviewing each song separately wouldn't be fair, as the disc should be heard as a whole, but "Cherry-coloured funk," the last track on the disc, is the sweetest point on the EP.The "Otherness" EP is not an essential Cocteau Twins release, but it is noteworthy if one wants to hear Liz's angelic voice in never-before-heard clarity."
Otherness indeed.
Adam Carroll | 11/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a strange and wonderful concoction this EP is. The original versions of the four tracks on this disc are ethereally organic productions. With remixer Mark Clifford, they become ethereally mechanical, yet they still beat with a pulsing, erratic, techno-organic heart. Impressive work, that is.An interesting side note: though Liz Fraser's vocals are brought to the foreground in tracks like "Violaine" and "Cherry Coloured Funk," my fox ears STILL can't understand what she's saying. Kinda cool, ne? I only wish there were more tracks remixed like this, or perhaps longer versions of the existing ones (these songs could go on for 10 minutes and not bore the listener). But it's still worth the money; with the lovely foldout packaging, it's sure to be a jewel in anyone's music collection."
Their best record of the '90s!
Adam Carroll | 08/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is their one and only release in the '90s which offers the same great innovative potential as the recordings in the beginning of their career. Liz Fraser's voice is set against a metallic-cold but fascinating background of industrial-techno rhythms and alienated guitar-samples. Unfortunately they've missed this chance to update their sound, and the following album "Milk and Kisses" was a depressingly safe mainstream-pop affair. This noble double-foldout Digipak may be a bit expensive, but it's worth the money all over. If you like this sound, check out the fabulous techno-rock-group Seefeel of remixer Mark Clifford and their side-projects Disjecta, Scala and Locust."