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.