Cocteau Twins

Cocteau Twins - Tiny Dynamine; Echoes In A Shallow Bay (1985/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cocteau Twins - Tiny Dynamine; Echoes In A Shallow Bay (1985/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:47 minutes | 785 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tiny Dynamine and Echoes in a Shallow Bay are two EPs by Cocteau Twins that were released in November of 1985. The tracks were originally recorded in order to test a new recording studio the band was using.
Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (1985/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (1985/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:07 minutes | 912 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Pink Opaque is the first compilation album by Cocteau Twins, composed of tracks recorded between 1982 and 1985. A joint release by the UK-based 4AD (the band's label) and the USA-based Relativity Records, it was the band's first official domestic USA release. The American label Relativity Records reached an agreement to distribute the band's albums on license from 4AD. Rather than reissuing all of the band's releases to that point, it was decided that the compilation The Pink Opaque would be issued instead, as a sampler of the Twins' output up through early 1985.
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (1988/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (1988/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:04 minutes | 833 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blue Bell Knoll from Cocteau Twins gets the reissue treatment, remastered some 26 years after its initial release. Strikingly beautiful at points, it features standouts such as 'Athol-Brose' and the title track 'Blue Bell Knoll', but it's a slow burner of an album that features them retreading their best path while venturing into unknown territory. 'Carolyn's Fingers' - perhaps the album's highest point - features Elisabeth Fraser intoning hip-hop rhythms and delightful guitar melodies as played by Robin Guthrie. While not their best work, it's a must for collectors and newcomers alike.

Gemini Guitar: Cocteau Twins Style – Major Seventh Heaven  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at Sept. 5, 2015
Gemini Guitar: Cocteau Twins Style – Major Seventh Heaven

Gemini Guitar: Cocteau Twins Style – Major Seventh Heaven
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF tabs + WAV Tracks | 1280 x 720 | AVC ~4050 Kbps | 25 fps
AAC | 192 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 01:02:38 | 1.86 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Guitar lesson (2015)

This feature focuses on major seventh shapes across the entire fretboard and explores associated techniques in the style of Robin Guthrie. Examples focus on strumming techniques, arpeggios and arpeggiation patterns, dynamics and intervallic theory. As always, Corey breaks everything down in his customary style, ensuring students are given the tools necessary to learn and practice the material covered in an efficient manner.
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:58 minutes | 830 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Heaven or Las Vegas was released in 1990 and is recognized as their most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Numerous publications have since declared it one of the best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork calling it “a core of ungodly gorgeous songs that is every bit as moving and relevant today as it ever was.” Label founder Ivo Watts-Russell goes further, candidly revealing in the recent 4AD biography, Facing The Other Way, that this album wasn’t just his favorite Cocteau's album, but also his favorite all-time 4AD album, and “by a long shot”, calling it “the perfect record.”
Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses (1996) (2006 Remaster)

Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses (1996) (2006 Remaster)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Fontana 9840686 | rel: 2006 | 325Mb

Throughout the '80s, Cocteau Twins created some of the most beautiful and innovative music of the decade. Liz Fraser's uncanny, gossamer voice and Robin Guthrie's shimmery guitar work both garnered acclaim and inspired bands. Milk & Kisses finds the band in a comfortable rut; they've created, and now perfected, a style of music so distinctive that there seems to be little recent creative growth. The result is a beautiful, lush, but somewhat dated and unengaging sounding album that tends to wash over the listener without making any real impact.
Cocteau Twins - Four-Calendar Cafe (1993) (2006 Remaster)

Cocteau Twins - Four-Calendar Cafe (1993) (2006 Remaster)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Fontana 9840683 | rel: 2006 | 315Mb

Cocteau Twins' first release following their exodus from the 4AD stable, Four-Calendar Cafe is also, tellingly, their most earthbound effort; as with Heaven or Las Vegas, the emphasis here is on substance as much as style – "Evangeline," "Bluebeard," and "Know Who You Are at Every Age" continue the trio's advance into more accessible melodic and lyrical ground without sacrificing even an ounce of their trademark ethereality.
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) (2004 Remaster)

Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) (2004 Remaster)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
4AD, Gad 0012 cd | rel: 2004 | 290Mb

Deciding to scale back the overly pretty sound on Blue Bell Knoll while experimenting with more accessibility – the Twins ended up creating their best album since Treasure. From the start, Heaven… is simply fantastic: on "Cherry-Coloured Funk," Guthrie's inimitable guitar work chimes leading a low-key but forceful rhythm, while Raymonde's grand bass work fleshes it out. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life.

Cocteau Twins - Garlands (1982)  

Posted by uff at Aug. 15, 2014
Cocteau Twins - Garlands (1982)

Cocteau Twins - Garlands (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
4AD GAD 211 CD | rem: 2007 | 230Mb

Those hearing Garlands for the first time who only know the band's other material will likely be more than a little surprised. Whereas the typical vision of the Twins is of beautiful washes of sounds and exultant vocals from Fraser, on Garlands the trio is still only part of the way there. Instead, the best comparison points are to the Cure on Faith and Pornography, perhaps Metal Box-era PiL, a touch of Joy Division here and there – in sum, deep, heavy mood verging on doom and gloom. Bassist Will Heggie, in the only full album he did with the Twins, clearly follows the Peter Hook/Simon Gallup style of low, ominous throb, while Guthrie's guitar work more often than not screeches loudly than shimmers.

Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)  

Posted by uff at July 29, 2014
Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)

Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
4AD GAD 412 CD | rem: 2002 | 275Mb

The opening two numbers of Treasure are simply flawless, starting with "Ivo," where gently strummed guitar and low bass support Fraser's singing; then suddenly added, astonishing chimes and steady percussion build up to a jaw-dropping Guthrie guitar solo. Topping that would be hard for anyone, but in "Lorelei," the Twins do it, with an introductory, breathtaking guitar surge leading into one of Fraser's best vocals, compelling in both its heavenly and earthly tones and rolls. Not a word may be understandable, but it isn't necessary, while the music, driven on by a pounding rhythm, is as perfect a justification of digital delay pedals and the like as can be found. As Treasure continues, the accomplished variety is what stands out the most, whether it be the gentle, futuristic-medieval pluckings on "Beatrix," the understated moody washes and Fraser whispers on "Otterley," the upbeat guitar lines of "Aloysius," or the slightly jazzy touches on "Pandora."