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Editorial Reviews

The combined forces of Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and Stephanie Dosen (Massive Attack and Chemical Brothers) Snowbird's debut album Moon is a melodious album intended to reflect the mystery of the moon.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  2. All Wishes Are Ghosts
  3. Charming Birds from Trees
  4. Where Foxes Hide
  5. Amelia
  6. Bears on My Trail
  7. Porcelain
  8. Come to the Woods
  9. We Carry White Mice
  10. In Lovely
  11. Heart of the Woods


Product Details

  • Vinyl (February 11, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pias America
  • ASIN: B00HDUNN4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,532 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Take a deep breath. Now slowly let it out. It's pretty impressive isn't it? The biological potency of a simple prolonged exhalation? It has such an uncanny, unfailing ability to sink you into the deepest depths of your chair, quiet your restless mind, and blossom a profound sense of tranquility and stillness within. Now imagine if you could take a deep breath, and let it out for 45 minutes. That's a bit like what listening to Moon is like.

Snowbird is the brainchild of Simon Raymonde, former member of the now-defunct dream pop juggernaut the Cocteau Twins as well as founder and current head of the Bella Union record label (the home of numerous well-loved acts including Fleet Foxes, Beach House, and Explosions in the Sky). Although he's been facilitating the release of beautiful music for 17 years since the label opened its doors in 1997, it's also been that long since he's shared his own compositional talent in any official capacity.

Well, that fire has once again ignited courtesy of singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen, who happens to reside on Bella Union herself. Inspired by her angelic and ethereal vocal talents reminiscent of former Cocteau Twins vocalist Elizabeth Fraser, Raymonde has returned from his compositional hiatus in the form of Snowbird, a collaboration between the two artists with the intent of producing dream pop of the utmost delicacy and elegance.

And I'm happy to report that the two have resoundingly achieved that goal with their debut. Moon is filled to the brim with delightfully creamy, effortless, and wistful tunes. Perhaps the most striking similarity between the music here and the late, great Twins is the approach to vocal arrangement.
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I am a bit biased because I am a huge Cocteau Twins fan but I love this new release from Simon Raymond and Stephanie Dosen. I am no longer the type of fan who wishes that my favorite bands from the past re-form with new material. Don't get me wrong; some reunions are productive (e.g. Throwing Muses) but it is rare for reunited bands to recapture that magic they once had. In my opinion Moon is a great album that is reminiscent of Cocteau Twins but still stands on it's own merits. In addition the re-mixes included with are nice as well. I recommend this for those of us that love C.T. but I also recommend for new listeners.
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A truly beautiful voice and a truly gifted musician do not always make memorable music.

The music is indeed ethereal sounding but there is also a distinct lack of drama or build to most of the tracks. I really dont need to hear anyone sing "la da dee, la dee dah" over and over again. I am not sure any singer can pull that off?

The luna version of Come to the Woods would simply be better with no voice track.
The moon version of Charming Birds is arguably the singer's best track.

Guthrie (the other founder of Cocteau Twins) is great in his recent solo CD's and I listen to them at least once a month. It is a similar sound to what we get here, but arguably better. I urge anyone to get one of those, especially "Carousel" or "Fortune." Beautiful work that holds up with repeated listens.
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I don't know a thing about the lovely folks in the band (I imagine they are lovely as the music on this album is) but I do know that for the first time in many many months I was inspired by this album. I let it flow in and out of me, all around me...it takes me where the grass is dewy and the trees are full...where the birds sing clear and the sun peeks over the lifting fog across a golden meadow....yes, I certainly am very happy with my purchase, Thank you, lovely persons of the band called snowbird :)
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I jumped the Cocteau Twins ship when they released Heaven Or Las Vegas, but have kept their older recordings alive in my heart these many years..

And now there is this, which sounds very very Cocteau Twins, with an only slightly modern twist. It's very palatable, and so if you're hoping this will hint more towards days long gone - you might be pleasantly surprised. Nothing stays the same after all, nothing lasts forever -- but this is a tiny gift of something long-faded from your memory. You may find that nostalgia goes a long way.

Anyway, I wanted to comment more on the vinyl release because the listed info is incorrect. It's two discs, Moon and Luna. Moon is on beautiful white vinyl and Luna is black. As you may have guesses, Luna is all the remixes you see on the mp3 version of the album.

You also get CD versions of both discs, which is super nice. The packaging, in general, is very nice. This is a beautiful first release.
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