Elizabeth Fraser: Voice & Magic

For me, few voices are as magical as Elizabeth Fraser’s.   The former Cocteau Twins vocalist has also worked with Massive Attack, Future Sound of London, Craig Armstrong and others.   In each collaboration the curiously liminal quality of her vocals add a sense of mystery; of belonging and immersion, yet also of separation and something otherworldly,Continue reading “Elizabeth Fraser: Voice & Magic”

PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …

The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958.   Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video.   Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”

Under Milk Wood goes Reggae [Audio]

Under Dubwood take the words of Dylan Thomas spoken by Richard Burton and mixes them with the studio sounds of King Tubby.  The result is a curiously displaced psychedelic skank, putting Llareggub somewhere just outside downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Love it!