la bibliothèque of sounds & visuals by list-writing addict, Dublin based Polish blogger, music selector, reflector & collector - Przem SHREM Zając
Monday, April 23, 2012
SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS: "UNDERWATER" + "AT LEAST I AM FREE" + "MOSES" - Elizabeth Fraser
Since Cocteau Twins' final album "Milk & Kisses", Elizabeth Fraser mostly kept a low profile getting involved in a very few but artistically very carefully selected music projects. Her collaborations with Massive Attack on "Mezzanine" almost instantly received cult status. In addition to her work with Yann Tiersen (the stunning "Kala") she has only officially released 3 songs in the space of the whole last decade... But what songs they were! The magnificent "Underwater" was released as a white label limited to only 200 (!!!) copies back at the beginning of the new Millennium. She contributed her own version of Chic's fairly unknown "At Least I Am Free" to Rough Trade's 25th Anniversary compilation in 2003. Finally she came back with tango inspired "Moses" in 2009, a song as beautiful as her original band's most timeless moments. My digital music library tells me that with today's 100th listening to the song it is the 7th most played track (out of 11 thousand) on my iTunes library. Here they are, all 3 marvellous recordings by England's most angelic of all voices, the mesmerising Elizabeth Fraser...