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Head Over Heels From The Cocteau Twins - The Audiophile Man
Title: Head Over Heels Label: 4AD It’s still a big call and many will disagree but, as far as I’m concerned, the Cocteau Twins were 4AD. They represented and projected everything that 4AD stood for. Everything that was good about the label. They were the ‘house sound’. Robin Guthrie’s ethereal, other-worldly textured sound, a sound that was always ‘big’ even when it was being delicate and personal, occupied a room like sonic wallpaper. His beautifully melodic but also avant rhythms soaked into your soul and sounded like it could only be created by an orchestra manned by characters from the X-Files. Early band member, Will Heggie had left by the release of this LP so that left…her. The one and only Elizabeth Fraser. When I was aged 21, having bathed in her voice for some time at that point, even though I had never, at that point, seen her face, I had decided that I would take her hand in marriage and we would make sweet vocal nonsense together. To say that her voice was gorgeous was to minimise the impact her delivery had on the ear. Most of the time she sang alienesque words, a language all of her …