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“Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde Learned That the Best Plan is None at All”

  • By Jacob Alvarez
  • Alternative Press
  • 2-Mar 2021

Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins speaks on the music process, the history of the band and his new double record, In Quiet Moments.

Simon Raymonde is a man of many talents. His artistic range spans from the ’80s with the prolific dream-pop/shoegaze band Cocteau Twins to the founding of Bella Union, an independent record label that’s seen the likes of Beach House, Father John Misty and Explosions In The Sky. His recent project, Lost Horizons, are also signed to the label, and they’ve just released the second part of their luscious record, In Quiet Moments.

This release is quite dream-like, with Raymonde working alongside Richie Thomas, former drummer of the Jesus And Mary Chain. First formed in 2016, the duo released their first album through the Bella Union label in 2017 to critical acclaim. The record features guest vocalists to engulf the listener in a melodic atmosphere, backed by instrumentation that can only be described as carefully crafted.

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