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Something like Cocteau Twins, Ulrich Schnauss...ta.
This Mortal Coil
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to children
Sunny Day in Glasgow - Scribble Music Comic Journal
You couldn't not love them.
They used to be a five piece apparently, and two of the four instrumentalists were in Women, but they've both left now.
Okay, I'm done now.
I know the DJ, Jon Hillcock, reads the forums though, so he probably got them from one of your posts.
I hope so. I thought people were getting sick of me banging on about them.
Susumu Yokota- Sakura/ Grinning Cat
Stuff on Moteer/Mobeer
Future Sound of London
West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Europe's Greatest Hits
is exactly what you want
Slowdive's final record, Pygmalion.
Other than that, check out:
Windy & Carl - Songs For The Broken Hearted
Flying Saucer Attack - Further
Belong - October Language
Emeralds - What Happened (far more indebted to classic kraut rock rather than shoegaze, but great nonetheless)
Landing - Oceanless
Grouper - Cover The Windows & The Walls
Jessica Bailiff - Even In Silence
The Sight Below - Glider
Mountains - Choral
it really is special.
...not heard before. Absolutely sublime though. Thankyou very much. Barney
School of Seven Bells are the most striking contemporary band in terms of resemblance to Cocteau Twins, Slowdive et. al. The first three tracks on "Alpinisms" are a blast.
and a sunny day in glasgow
meanderthals - desire lines
Its like dozeing dreamily on a sunday morning with the sun streaming through your curtains. www.myspace.com/barkandhiss and i can send you some links if you want.
Chris Herbet - Mezzotint
barely formed hazy melodies buried under sheets of delay and reverb.
Ala Muerte - Saint Elena
swirling laptop ambience and PJ harvey style vocals.
Box set of everything released under the Gas name by German minimalist techno master Wolfgang Voigt.
seriously, they're awesome, really great album!
Elevator boy is pretty dreamy and pop and extremely hypnotic
I'm a bit out of touch with their last few releases but a lot of the earlier stuff was lovely. Deaf Centre & Helios in particular. In fact yea,
Deaf Centre - Pale Ravine.
Type records has been one of my favourite records ever since I heard Goldmund's Cordroy road. Make sure you check out 12k records for minimalism as well. I would suggest seaworthy's map in hand
I've always meant to check 12K but never have. Also Touch records are great for minimalism, drone and general noisescape awesomeness.
Black tape for a blue girl
Martes and Remenberanza (may be spelt wrong)
They are both currently £5 in Fopp.
Absolute genius, dreamy, floaty, glitchy, bit spooky.
I played Schnauss (Strangly Isolated Place) last night...
Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill. Dreamy as.
were great live last Friday too.
I hasten to add the version that has been slowed down by '800%'
(and the rest of agaetis byrjun)
BEKO-DSL is a little dreamy/poppy/gazey label from france, every monday they put out a new single (but sometimes they put out some witchhouse stuff too like modern witch). I am LOVING the A-side from plastic flowers (called 'we just had more fun'). also the A-side from this week from glass graves (called 'madeleine'). the singles are free for download, i wish they made actual CDs though :/
that's the link to the site.
'Retreat' and 'Cleaning out the Rooms' on the new British Sea Power EP, Zeus.
And their cover of 'Tugboat' (Galaxie 500), several more B-sides, and some of Man of Aran. They do this sort of atmosphere really well when they fancy it.
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85 - 92
That memory tapes bonus cd that is like 20 minutes of audio lovely.
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
I realise the depreciation guild aren't very cocteau or anything but dense and swirly all the same. Plus their rhythm section used to be a Nintendo
their rhythm section was better when it was a Nintendo... That first album is stellar but I'm really not sure about the new one.
Inspired by the aural collage of the Beatles' "Revolution Number 9," as well as the musique concrete of composers such as John Cage and Terry Riley and Bob Dylan's conscientious rock lyricism, Bill Holt quit his straight job in 1972 to follow his musical muse, hoarding various electronic gadgets and an acoustic guitar and holing up in his basement. He emerged a year later with Dreamies, one of the finest pieces of experimental pop from the era.
The first record.