Thursday, 22 January 2009

This Mortal Coil

Liz Frazer of the Cocteau Twins sings Tim Buckley's 'Song to the Siren', as part of the 'gothic dream-pop collective' This Mortal Coil. It's absolutely beautiful, and her characteristically blurred diction actually (I think) adds an effective, mysterious, hazy quality. Every third word sounds like it's in Norwegian.

And here is Lisa Gerrard, also as part of This Mortal Coil, in a song called 'Waves Become Wings'; the video starts with a tracking shot of some extraordinary bejewelled mosque. Then we have the Ganges, St Peter's, and an orthodox monastery. This inside of my head sounds a bit like this.


Charch said...

Bo, the YouTube video for Waves Without Wings was ripped from the movie Baraka. Lisa Garrard's band Dead Can Dance plays behind some of the scenes featured in the movie.

From what I can tell of your interests, Baraka is an absolute must-see for you.

Here's an excellent review of the just-released Blu-Ray version of the film:

Bo said...

I know, I used to have it - until a friend TROD ON IT!! It's a stunning, stunning film. Thanks for the comment!

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