Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins

The Moon and the Melodies

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AllMusic Review by Peter Stepek

The Moon and the Melodies is a collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and keyboardist/composer Harold Budd that fits soundly between the stylistic signatures of the two, both of whom make organic music that relies heavily on electronics. Budd's use of spacious treated piano and keyboard sounds (influenced by a previous collaborator, Brian Eno) combines with the Cocteau Twins' shimmering waves of guitars and Elizabeth Fraser's layered wordless vocals to create what amounts to a soundtrack to a dream about sleeping, with saxophones courtesy of Richard Thomas (of the now defunct Dif Juz) breathing further life into the music. Too bland to be the best introduction to the music of either, but a welcome addition to the collections of fans of both.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
2 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde 07:27 SpotifyAmazon
3 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde 04:51 SpotifyAmazon
4 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
5 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde / Richard Thomas 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
6 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde / Richard Thomas 07:35 SpotifyAmazon
7 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde / Richard Thomas 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
8 Harold Budd / Cocteau Twins feat: Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
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