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The Moon and the Melodies

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All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
The Moon and the Melodies is a collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and keyboardist/composer Harold Budd that fits soundly between the stylistic signatures of the two, both of whom make organic music that relies heavily on electronics. Budd's use of spacious treated piano and keyboard sounds influenced by a previous collaborator, Brian Eno combines with the Cocteau Twins' shimmering waves of guitars and Elizabeth Fraser's layered wordless vocals to create what amounts to a soundtrack to a dream about sleeping, with saxophones courtesy of Richard Thomas of the now defunct Dif Juz breathing further life into the music. Too bland to be the best introduction to the music of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
The Moon and the Melodies is a collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and keyboardist/composer Harold Budd that fits soundly between the stylistic signatures of the two, both of whom make organic music that relies heavily on electronics. Budd's use of spacious treated piano and keyboard sounds influenced by a previous collaborator, Brian Eno combines with the Cocteau Twins' shimmering waves of guitars and Elizabeth Fraser's layered wordless vocals to create what amounts to a soundtrack to a dream about sleeping, with saxophones courtesy of Richard Thomas of the now defunct Dif Juz breathing further life into the music. Too bland to be the best introduction to the music of either, but a welcome addition to the collections of fans of both.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/1999
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637061123
  • Catalog Number: 70611
  • Sales rank: 56,618

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sea, Swallow Me - Simon Raymonde (3:09)
  2. 2 Memory Gongs - Simon Raymonde (7:27)
  3. 3 Why Do You Love Me? - Simon Raymonde (4:51)
  4. 4 Eyes Are Mosaics - Simon Raymonde (4:09)
  5. 5 She Will Destroy You - Simon Raymonde (4:17)
  6. 6 The Ghost Has No Home - Simon Raymonde (7:35)
  7. 7 Bloody and Blunt - Simon Raymonde (2:13)
  8. 8 Ooze Out and Away, Onehow - Simon Raymonde (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cocteau Twins Primary Artist
Harold Budd Piano, Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Richard Thomas Drums, Saxophone
Elizabeth Fraser Track Performer
Robin Guthrie Track Performer
Simon Raymonde Track Performer
Technical Credits
Harold Budd Producer
Elizabeth Fraser Producer
Robin Guthrie Producer
Simon Raymonde Producer
Gilli Moon Composer
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