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Moon & Melodies
Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie
Moon & Melodies
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Domestic debut of the Scottish trio's 1986 ambient collaboration album with Harold Budd for the 4AD label. Contains eight tracks, most of which sound like Cocteau Twins with a moody organ added. Vocalist Elizabeth Fraser ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser
Title: Moon & Melodies
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad / Ada
Release Date: 10/5/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5014436611124, 652637061123, 0652637061185, 088561814342, 766483570729

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Domestic debut of the Scottish trio's 1986 ambient collaboration album with Harold Budd for the 4AD label. Contains eight tracks, most of which sound like Cocteau Twins with a moody organ added. Vocalist Elizabeth Fraser sings on 'Sea, Swallow Me', 'Eyes Are Mosaics', 'She Will Destroy You' & 'Ooze Out And Away, Onehow'; the other cuts, 'Memory Gongs', 'Why Do You Love Me?', 'The Ghost Has No Home' & 'Bloody And Blunt', are all instrumentals. Highlyrecommended to any fan of Cocteau Twins or Budd! 1999 release.

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Sarah B. from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 11/27/2011...
I absolutely love this cd! The music is beautiful, dreamy and ethereal. Used to have this, lost it awile back. So happy to have it again! Thank you!

CD Reviews

Heaven versus earth
loteq | Regensburg | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although this album is not really a successful collaboration - there are five tracks which are in the Cocteau's vein and three which resemble Budd's mid-'80s work - the pure beauty and consistency of the music here is impressive. The music takes a rather subdued path, but a few songs are among the best either artist has ever done. The first fifteen seconds of "Sea, swallow me" are awesome: Budd's wonderful piano theme suddenly crashes into a mighty wall of sound, made of ringing guitar chords, nautical bass lines, and slow-motion drums. The spacy, peacefully floating "She will.." features a saxophone solo by Dif Juz's Richard Thomas, and "Ooze out.." slowly builds intensity before a furious finale. Some people will probably balk at the more dissonant "Memory gongs" (this track also appears on Budd's "Lovely thunder" album, it's called "Flowered knife shadows" there) and the meandering, improvised "The ghost..", but these pieces work best as background music, anyway. "Why do you love me?" with its pearling piano runs and lurking guitar feedback is another stand-out track here. This album was one of my favorites for many years and still sounds timeless. Essential for fans of dream pop."
Immersed in flowing crystalline midnight
William Timothy Lukeman | 06/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a gorgeous fusion of evocative, dreamy sound, courtesy of Harold Budd & the Cocteau Twins, whose styles mesh as if made for each other. The music conjures ghosts, memories, winter stars, whispers of frost ... and yet there's a floating, detached warmth to it all, as well. It's the sound of crushed diamonds, languid chimes of ice, hushed thunder, blind white birds silently circling under the polar night skies ... it's a tangible chill that paradoxically nestles & soothes the listener, without ever becoming pointless New Age noodling. Absolutely perfect for introspection, reflection, drifting ..."