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Sunday 10 April 2022

Half An Hour Of Liz Fraser

Liz Fraser's voice, whether with The Cocteau Twins or guest appearances with other artists, is a unique, almost miraculous thing. Trying to describe it is fairly pointless. It swoops and soars and has a magical, otherworldly quality. Sometimes it's gossamer thin, distant and a part of the shimmering, hazy swirl of the Cocteau Twins records, the lyrics difficult to work out and impressionistic. Sometimes it's much bolder and in the foreground, clear and insistent. Here's this week's half hour mix (actually thirty eight minutes) of Liz Fraser's voice, variously with Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Ian McCulloch, Massive Attack, Harold Budd and Felt. 

Half An Hour Of Liz Fraser

  • Cocteau Twins: Pearly Dewdrops' Drop
  • Cocteau Twins: The Spangle Maker
  • Ian McCulloch: Candleland
  • Massive Attack: Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni Vocal Remix)
  • This Mortal Coil: Song To The Siren
  • This Mortal Coil: Edit To The Siren (In The Valley Re- edit)
  • Cocteau Twins: Cherry- coloured Funk
  • Felt: Primitive Painters
  • Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie, Liz Fraser: Ooze Out And Away, Onehow


JC said...

Cheers for doing this.....will make a nice accompaniment for an upcoming train journey.

Khayem said...

I've been listening to this since the weekend. As you say, trying to describe Liz Fraser's voice is fairly pointless, but how it makes you feel? Something else altogether.

Even when the lyrical content is decipherable and heartbreakingly emotive, I still feel hugely uplifted by her voice. Her voice pretty much defines the word beautiful.

The prospect of new songs as/with Sun's Signature is thrilling, to say the least.

Another superb selection, Adam.