Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser - The Moon And The Melodies (1986)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
4AD, CAD 611 CD | rel: 1986 | 180Mb
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.