Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cocteau Twins, Elizabeth Frazer

"Hindsight is a wonderful thing. When the Cocteau Twins first emerged, they were compared to Siouxsie & The Banshees. In fact - as each of their records cumulatively proved - the Cocteau Twins never sounded like anything or anyone else. And, taken together, their nine albums, and 16 EPs/singles, sound less like a band and more like an element of nature. A freak of nature, even... Which was very 4AD."

Elizabeth Frazer - Vocalist of the Cocteau Twins

Elizabeth Frazer's unique vocal style and "lyrics" (or lack thereof) have been the centre of much debate.

After the breakup of Cocteau Twins in 1998, Elizabeth Fraser provided vocals for Massive Attack as well as Peter Gabriel's millennium project OvO.

She has subsequently contributed to the soundtracks of several films, most notably The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and has occasionally appeared as a guest artist on other musicians' projects.

In 2004, Fraser was invited to participate in an unique audio exhibit, "Shhh...", at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Though she has released one white label recording called Underwater (which features a number of trance mixes of the title track) and has reportedly signed to Blanco y Negro Records, little is known about the progress of an officially released solo album.

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