Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine will play alongside Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins tonight at The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JG (one minute's walk from Brixton tube) 08707 55 00 62 £17.50/ £15 @ 9pm plus companion club evening Fluorescence n' Froth upstairs in the Ritzy Café featuring DJs: Ulrich Schnauss, Emma Anderson (Lush, Sing-Sing), Vinita Rocket Girl (Rocketgirl, Resonance FM), Kevin Long (One Little Indian, Ryko) - tickets will be available at the door.
Lumiere is an hour-long animated film which was created as the backdrop to a collection of stunning atmospheric, hypnotic guitar-based instrumentals played live by Cocteau Twins' founder member Robin Guthrie. It has been exhaustively assembled with the same craft which Robin has used in the sonic world for years. The film is created by layers of images which are interwoven, creating distinct moods which in turn are reflected by the music being played: "improvised within the framework; dictated by the visuals", relying on layers of treated guitars, textures and sumptuously cyclic melodies.
As the founder member of the seminal Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie with Simon Raymonde and Liz Fraser created some of the most beautiful music of the past two decades. Music that was influential not only in defining the post-punk sound of the 1980's (and 4AD in the process) but also resonated and inspired generations of musicians as diverse as Prince, Madonna, Annie Lennox and My Bloody Valentine. Guthrie is widely regarded as a musical visionary.