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Subject: Cocteau Twins press release
Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 21:01:23 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Velour/Christian Rawk
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 00:40:40 -0500
From: loveless (zelzah@SAT.NET)
Subject: Gus Gus signs to 4AD
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:24:38 +-200
From: the mystery parade[SMTP:tmp@EARTHLINK.NET]
Subject: Re: Mojave 3 in L.A.
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 03:24:33 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: Re: thislisty but not quite ambient reviews
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 03:45:43 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: the truth about tooth and nail
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 04:47:16 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: Re: DETROIT AREA SHOWS
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 08:24:24 -0400
From: daniel klyn (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: FREE TAPE - Just e-mail me
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 09:53:35 -0400
From: Larry Rosen (perfectp@NICOM.COM)
Subject: Real World $ 4 U.
Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 17:40:05 -0700
From: David McCallum (mccallum@EFN.ORG)
Subject: Re: 4AD posters for trade
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:08:28 EDT
From: Alan Daniel (alan@MSAI.MEA.COM)
Subject: UNIVERSAL FREQUENCIES
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 16:15:23 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: new 4AD Signing
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 11:46:25 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: Dead Can Dance
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:48:34 -0700
From: jeremy redman (jredman@UCI.EDU)
Subject: Re: Velour/Christian Rawk
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:37:28 CST
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: FREE TAPE - Just e-mail me
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:35:52 CST
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: the truth about tooth and nail
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 09:24:12 -0700
From: Brian James Heileson (heileson@GLADSTONE.UOREGON.EDU)
Subject: Re: UNIVERSAL FREQUENCIES
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 18:50:09 +0200
From: Emiel Efdee (efdee@LUNA.NL)

Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 21:01:23 -0700
From: Dewdrops Records (nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU)
Subject: Cocteau Twins press release


Direct from Capitol, this is the latest press release, dated May 13,
regarding the Cocteau Twins. Any typing errors are probably mine.
This may have been covered on the CT list, but I'm not on there
for exactly the reasons Jens stated: too much noise.

Brant

----------
Already the recipient of early critical acclaim, the Cocteau Twins'
forthcoming full length album Milk & Kisses was just released to
College Radio on April 29 where it was #1 most added at CMJ, Gavin
college and Hits Indie Rock! "Tishbite," the first track, will be
released to Commercial Alternative and AAA radio on May 13 and Milk &
Kisses will be in stores on May 14.

As part of the launch, the Cocteau Twins will perform for a live
internet simulcast, broadcast from their own September Sound Studios
in London on May 22. "Lunchtime With The Coctea Twins" will take place
at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles (9:00 pm in teh UK), and it will be
broadcast using Real Audio. Produced by the Cocteau Twins and Capitol
Records New Media in conjunction with Traffic Interactive, the netcast
can be accessed via the Capitol Records website on the worldwide web
at http://hollywoodandvine.com or the Cocteau Twins site at
and it did NOT work. The link on the Dewdrops web page still works
though.]

The band -- Robin Guthrie, Elizabeth Fraser and Simon Raymonde -- will
begin a US tour in Atlanta on June 7. Although the opening act is
still to be announced, concertgoers can stay after the Cocteau
performance as DJ Mark Clifford of Seefeel/Disjecta will spin late
into the night. The Cocteau tour will conclude with a performance at
the first Lollapalooza show, in Longview Lake, near Kansas City,
Missouri on June 27. They will fill the "guest slot" playing
immediately prior to Soundgarden. A partial itenerary is listed below,
but more sates and details will be announced shortly.

The uniquitous Cocteau Twins are also featured on the forthcoming
soundtrack to the highly anticipated Bernardo Bertolucci film,
Stealing Beauty. The beautiful, yet haunting "Alice" was written after
the band saw this equally beautiful and sensual film that will
premiere at the Cannes film festival. The Stealing Beauty soundtrack
will be in stores on May 28. The film opens in New York and Los
Angeles on June 14, and in July nationally.

The acclaim of two recent EP releases, the largely acoustic
"Twinlights" and the more ambient "Otherness" is only superceded by
the glowing critical response that Milk & Kisses is already receiving!
Buzz magazine says, "One of their best albums to date, filled with
ethereal, hypnotic compositions." Entertainment Weekly raves,
"listening to the Cocteau Twins is as soothing as sipping warm herbal
tea. The band's latest dreamscape floats on shimmering guitar waves
and celestial vocal harmonies, but it's more than an aural sedative,
mixing melody and atmosphere in just the right dose to guarantee many
memorable listens." Interview chimes, "The Twins' sustaining blend of
soft, metallic melodies and cobweb-fine vocals urge the listener onto
glorious landscapes with ridges for the imagination to fill in."

The Cocteau Twins US Itinerary

June 7  Atlanta Roxy
June 9  Washington DC 9:30 Club
June 10 Boston Avalon
June 12 New York Roxy
June 24 Los Angeles Mayan
June 27 Longview, Missouri Lollapalooza

Dates are tentatively planned in Chicago, Toronto,
Seattle and San Francisco.


|     Brant Nelson | 1817 Corinth Ave. #10 | open your eyes
| Dewdrops Records | LA, CA 90025-5567     | to northern skies
| Uncommon music that deserves to be heard |
| http://www.astro.ucla.edu/students/nelson/dewdrops.html

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 00:40:40 -0500
From: loveless (zelzah@SAT.NET)
Subject: Re: Velour/Christian Rawk


>they're on tooth and nail records -- not a christian label, but one who
>carries a lot of christian bands.  that's why.

um... tooth and nail *IS* a christian label, just without the typical crappy
sounding contemporary music that has been steroetyped as the christian "sound"
that's all.

>starflyer 59, also on tooth and nail, are also really good.

i can confirm that starflyer's really good, and christian too...

>information...they sell direct, though if i remember right, they're a bit on
>the expensive side ($10 for an ep, $14 for a full-length, or something like
>that.)  starflyer 59's "she's the queen" ep is really good i've heard.

isn't that including shipping, though?...
you can also request a catalog.

-zelzah.

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:24:38 +-200
From: Jason Curtis (curtisj@ICL.CO.ZA)
Subject: Re: Gus Gus signs to 4AD


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I don't have a date exactly but their release schedule with 4AD reads as follows

June  ' 96 - 12'' Promo only (tracklisting tbc)
August ' 96 - Cold Breath ' 79 (single)
Sept '96 - Gus Gus (Album)

Hope this helps

....Jason
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From: the mystery parade[SMTP:tmp@EARTHLINK.NET]
Subject: Gus Gus signs to 4AD


When did this happen???


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Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 03:24:33 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: Re: Mojave 3 in L.A.


oh my god. if you live in l.a. and you didn't go to this then you deserve
to be smacked. this is the koolest line-up in muzik. we should all
know about mojave three, richard davies the new zealander along with eric
matthews called themselves cardinal and made one of the best records i
have ever heard in my entire life, and the smooth sounds of charlie haden's
son playing bass and singing those beautiful, lush songs. can someone who
went review these live performances for me. thanks.
jim


 > Mojave 3 will be playing at
>
> Rhino Records Claremont
>
> Saturday May 18th
>
> 2pm
>
> followed by Richard Davies 3pm
> then Spain at 4pm
>
> Joe
>

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 03:45:43 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: Re: thislisty but not quite ambient reviews


***fuxa are from dearborn, michigan. they opened up for cornershop and
stereolab here in detroit. if you like the spacey doodlings then fuxa are
your ticket.***

> fuxa - 'fuxa' - i think this band is from ohio...i have a ceedee and a 7"
> of theirs (with a lovely tube mixer on the cover of the 7") and the ceedee
> is half electronic noodlings (i mean that in a good way, of course) with
> moog and analog and whatnot, and half pieces more approximating 'songs,'
> but with no vocals. played right before stereolab on a sunny drive a few
> days ago, this cd was a worthy summer vibe warmup.

***windy & carl are from detroit. i just saw them last night at the icon
records fest along with other detroit underground artists like asha vida,
ohio, and a couple more. i would kinda call them tinkering flying saucer
attack with some vocal doodling. their muzik is fragile and loose. i like
it very much.***

> windy & carl - 'portal' has a more 'ambient' sound in my opinion but
> 'drawing of sound' is a stronger release. this is more affected (haha)
> guitar than bleep-bleep, and i will tag it with a *WARNING: CONTAINS
> VOCALS* tag, but when i want to hear mellow and still want to hear guitars,
> this does the trick. (also see: a slower-developing slowdive) i haven't
> found anything that perfectly straddles the fence between song-based
> guitar-fx stuff and guitar soundscapes, but maybe finding a cheap (~$100)
> good mike (any recommendations? i'm using a deluxe reverb if that helps at
> all) to record my amp might change that. 0;)
>
> woo - 'woo' - this was released on IPR a couple years ago and is a pretty
> blissful record of electronic (+ some 'traditional' instruments)
> textures/memes/phrases. some only last a little over a minute, but i can
> easily hear a couple of these pieces in an ambient set. check your used
> bins for this one; i found it for 99 cents.
>
> electric company - live blue 10"/yellow 7" - i picked this up at the space
> rock festival in denton, texas last weekend. brad laner (formerly the main
> guitarist for medicine) is the mind behind electric company, and this set
> takes his sound even further towards techno than the full-length 'a pert
> cyclic omen' did. because it's live, the sound is not as fully realized, i
> guess, as 'apco', and the beats are somewhat sparse but they are saved by
> what goes on over it - minutes of screeching feedback, dissonant tones,
> autodialers, random talking, etc. very engaging listen (for me, anyway),
> and very recommended. (oh btw not all the songs have beats either. some are
> just screeching feedback, dissonant tones, autodialers, random talking,
> etc. :P gosh i love cut'n'paste.)
>
> i would also say something about em:t - explorer here but i haven't
> listened to it enough yet.
>
> and gosh darnit, if you get a chance to see sonic boom/EAR live, don't miss
> it, but make sure to bring a pillow.
> .joanna.
>
> ---
> joroses@mail.utexas.edu             http://piglet.cc.utexas.edu/~joanna
>
> lennon saves.
>


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 04:47:16 -0400
From: "James M. Renaud" (jrenaud@GOPHER.CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Subject: the truth about tooth and nail


tooth and nail records is a non-denominational christian label. every act
on tooth and nail are a christian band. they have a lot of bands on the
label, most i don't like. they have a band called mxpx which sounds and
looks like social distortion west coast bands and they also have bands
that totally fit the "christian reprocessed rock" image. however, tooth
and nail do have three bands that i think are really talented and really
good. they happen to be christian. i don't care really which god a band
prays to as long as they don't try to make me do the same. these three
bands are bands that are good.
        first off are velour 100. they have a new record out called "fall
sounds" and it's the most listy thing on the label because of trey many.
trey has played drums on the his name is alive albums "home is in your
head" and on "mouth by mouth." he has even written a song that appears on
the new album "stars on esp." trey also plays on 4*A*D and simple
machines' liqourice. on the velour 100 he plays pretty much all the
instruments while amon krist sings. warren defever recorded this album "in
time stereo." i love the new album, but not as much as there e.p. that was
released by the band themselves at live shows. to best describe velour
would be to think of a straight forward slow his name is alive song with
the vocal sounds of sarah shannon of velocity girl. the vocals, i find to
be very beautiful and somewhat undescernable.
        the next band i like are starflyer 59. these guys rock the
shoegazing style very well. the obvious comparison is to my bloody
valentine or spacey husker du. "she's the queen" e.p. is their nicest
work. the "gold album" is rougher at times, kind of like my bloody
valentine's first album or like curve. the "silver album" is really great.
fuzzy and floaty and thanks to the big muff peddals. the vocals are tired
and dreamy andi guess i'm a sucker for wall of sounds. if you like
guitars, than here you go.
        the third and last band is morella's forest. i really like this
band. when i first heard them they reminded me of medicine, but they are
not that tough. then i thought they sounded like curve, but not that
fuzzy. morella's forest has nice female vocals over some edgey guitars and
bass. they also have this teen beat type quality to their records. anyway,
if you like they bands that i dropped off in this crazy review then you
might like morella's forest.
        i'd pretty much stay away from everything else that is on tooth
and nail, not because they are christian, it's just that they are not all
that good or original. the last three bands that i have mentioned aren't
the most original bands either, but they mix their influences very well
and i appreciate their records.
jim
*****************************************************************************
*****************************************************************************


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 08:24:24 -0400
From: daniel klyn (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: DETROIT AREA SHOWS


Not a fuckin bit nor byte about when cocteau twins tix go onsale, or
dead can dance at the michigan theatre in ann arbor either.  but check
this out:


    TICKET NOT TO BE RESOLD
    DEAD CAN DANCE
    PRESENTED BY EFC
    KESWICK THEATRE
    GLENSIDE, PA
    WED JUL 10, 1996 8:00PM

   Venue:Keswick Theatre
   Primary Act: DEAD CAN DANCE
   City: Glenside
   State: Pennsylvania
   Event Date: 10-JUL-96
   Price: $22.50
   Ticket Center Information
   Charge-By-Phone Information
   There is a service charge on tickets purchased at Ticketmaster ticket
   centers.


Im really jealous...


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 09:53:35 -0400
From: Larry Rosen (perfectp@NICOM.COM)
Subject: Re: FREE TAPE - Just e-mail me


Sure. I'll listen to the tape.  Send to:

Larry Rosen
4801 Berwyn Rd.
College Park, MD 20740

By the way, your English in your e-mail was good.  Don't worry about it.


Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 17:40:05 -0700
From: David McCallum (mccallum@EFN.ORG)
Subject: Real World $ 4 U.


Could the gentleman who I received a certain Real World collection from and
haven't paid for yet please e-mail me with address information and such so
I can send off my payment?  (I will recognize your name when I see it.)

Sincere apologies to this man for lateness and the list for this message.

Thanks,
David.

--
David McCallum                                                mccallum@efn.org
                  http://www.efn.org/~mccallum/arkane.html
                 a shrimpy shrine to the music of a.r. kane

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:08:28 EDT
From: Alan Daniel (alan@MSAI.MEA.COM)
Subject: Re: 4AD posters for trade


i'm sorry to send this to the entire list, but mail has been returned when
i send it to the address listed at "From:".

ralf, could you please email me direct?

thanks,
alan
alan@msai.mea.com

----- Begin Included Message -----
Hi,

I went through my 4AD posters and found some spare ones I'd like to swap for
other 4AD posters or postcards and the like.  All posters are UK originals and
in mint condition unless indicated otherwise. If you should find anything of
interest and if you have something to offer, please get in touch PRIVATELY, not
via the list.

Thanks,

Ralf


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 16:15:23 +0200
From: Frank Brinkhuis (frankbri@PI.NET)
Subject: UNIVERSAL FREQUENCIES


Got HNIA's 'Universal Frequencies' in the mail, this morning, from the 4AD
Subscription Service. People in the UK must have got it on Saturday or
Monday already. With a release date of May the 28th, this is the first
release I get from the 4AD Subscr. Serv. before it's in the shops. Thanks to
the new 4AD mailorder guy Tim, I think!!!

7" AD 6007 'Universal Frequencies'
A. 'Beech Boys'
B. ''Summer Of E.S.P.'

CD BAD 6007 CD 'Universal Frequencies'
1. 'Beech Boys'
2. 'Up Your Legs Forever'
3. 'Summer Of E.S.P.'
4. 'Your Word Against Mine'
5. ???

'Beech Boys' is indeed very Beach Boys (wonderful track!) and 'Summer Of
E.S.P.' is very ESP Summer, with some ESP Family tossed in. 'Up Your Legs
Forever' is more like the stuff on HIIYH, while 'Your Word Against Mine' is
somewhere between HIIYH and MBM. According to the tracklist on the back of
the CD digikak, there must be a 5th track to tagged on, but I've not been
able yet to find out where the 4th track ends and the 5th track starts. Or
is it a joke, maybe?

The artwork is excellent. The front cover looks a bit like a 60's/70's jazz
record sleeve, and v23 have designed a nice new Blue Note-ish HNIA logo.
I wonder who the freshly married couple on the back are. Oh, and the
tracklist of 'Stars On ESP (CAD 6010) is already on the inside panel of the
didgipak.
The tray, with a pic. of Warren Defever under the hole, is orange, and the
orange H of HNIA on the inside panel is extra larger, so they support
Holland during the European Championships next month in England. Great!

Frank

P.S. this being a 7" + CD-EP release, I assume there's a promo-only 12"
version too.
+++++++++++++++++++
Frank Brinkhuis
frankbri@pop.pi.net
+++++++++++++++++++

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 11:46:25 -0400
From: Rich Holtzman (Richieis1@AOL.COM)
Subject: new 4AD Signing


Talk around LA is that 4AD has signed The Paladins.  Good move, it is about
time someone released this band. THey have been one of the most respected
bands in LA  for a while, but no opportunities.   I am sure you will be a
little suprised by their sound, but their is one thing they do have in common
with the rest of the 4AD roster, they are extremely talented.

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:48:34 -0700
From: jeremy redman (jredman@UCI.EDU)
Subject: Dead Can Dance


i guess one of the first dates for Dead Can Dance's summer tour is on sale (?) a
 i
found the following entry on the Ticketmaster webpage...  (it was the only entry
for DCD, unfortunately.)  don't think this has been mentioned in the list yet...

TICKET NOT TO BE RESOLD         Venue:Keswick Theatre
        DEAD CAN DANCE          Primary Act: DEAD CAN DANCE
        PRESENTED BY EFC        City: Glenside
        KESWICK THEATRE         State: Pennsylvania
           GLENSIDE, PA         Event Date: 10-JUL-96
      WED JUL 10, 1996 8:00PM   Price: $22.50
                                Ticket Center Information
                                Charge-By-Phone Information
  There is a service charge on tickets purchased at Ticketmaster ticket centers.
  Tickets purchased over the telephone include a service charge and a handling f
e.

--
jeremy redman      "peace in a world free from religion,
 jredman@uci.edu     peace in a world where everyone gets heaven."
                      - Toni Halliday


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:37:28 CST
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: Velour/Christian Rawk


>um... tooth and nail *IS* a christian label, just without the typical crappy
>sounding contemporary music that has been steroetyped as the christian "sound"
>that's all.
>
brandon (one of the honchos who works at the label) told me that most of the
bands are christian, but the label itself has no christian affiliation.
maybe he lied, tho...not that it matters.  it's decent music from what i've
heard...

BiZ

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:35:52 CST
From: the boy in zinc (eewittme@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: FREE TAPE - Just e-mail me


>Sure. I'll listen to the tape.  Send to:
>
>Larry Rosen
>4801 Berwyn Rd.
>College Park, MD 20740
>
>By the way, your English in your e-mail was good.  Don't worry about it.

i'm going to be in maryland in a few weeks, so i'm going to stop over and
pay a visit, k?

seriously, though.  don't clutter the list with your address (i'm only
writing because three people have done this...)  for all we know, this guy
might not even be subscribed to the list...e-mail him, not the list...

thanks,

BiZ


Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 09:24:12 -0700
From: Brian James Heileson (heileson@GLADSTONE.UOREGON.EDU)
Subject: Re: the truth about tooth and nail


> however, tooth
>and nail do have three bands that i think are really talented and really
>good. they happen to be christian. i don't care really which god a band
>prays to as long as they don't try to make me do the same. these three
>bands are bands that are good.

"amen" to your reviews, brother. I've got Starflyer 59 (what a cool name)
and also Morella's Forest, but not Velour 100 - yet. And you're right about
the other bands on the label. I've taken a listen to some from a friend
and it definitely seems that the groups are categorized on that label by
religion, not sound. The 3 you mentioned are definitely the exceptions.

Also, I noticed on the inside of each album sleeve they print words to
the effect of

"Dedicated to our lord and savior...." or something like that..
Interesting....

_Spacey Bri

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 18:50:09 +0200
From: Emiel Efdee (efdee@LUNA.NL)
Subject: Re: UNIVERSAL FREQUENCIES


>The artwork is excellent. The front cover looks a bit like a 60's/70's jazz
>record sleeve, and v23 have designed a nice new Blue Note-ish HNIA logo.
>I wonder who the freshly married couple on the back are. Oh, and the
>tracklist of 'Stars On ESP (CAD 6010) is already on the inside panel of the
>didgipak.


Indeed great artwork! On the cd itself there are five hnia-logotypes, a
300/500 logo, a v23 logo and a 4AD logo with the cat number and... the


On the 4AD M.O. Reciept: Next release will be Dead Can Dance
"Spiritchaser". Release date will be 17th June '96... I thought it was the
3th?


The day before this one I recieved scheer's infliction. Best 4AD release
this year and I love the artwork!


There will be a Dead Can Dance page on the 4AD site this week...


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