Islet have gone free.
Tiring of the shackles placed on them by the exactness of language, the Welsh group have opted to discard words altogether. For new album 'Released By The Movement' the band use vowels, primitive utterances and cries, going deeper than ever before.
The results are, to say the least, curious. There are shades of Dadaism here, in its jovial rejection of the logical systems employed by language, but also of the shimmering beauty which flushed through those early Cocteau Twins albums.
Recorded with Stephen Black (of Sweet Baboo fame) at the controls, the album is a curious, entrancing step forward from a band always considerate enough to play the game by their own rules.
Taken from the album, 'Tripping Through The Blue Room (Part II)' is a homage of sorts to Michael Yonkers. Given the visual treatment, the process itself with worth repeating in full:
"For this video a series of portraits of the band members were painted directly onto ice blocks, layers were allowed to freeze and then to thaw under the gaze of a video camera. This footage was layered with shots of the band members shrouded in gauze, composed as though sitting for a portrait."
Watch it now.
'Released By The Movement' is set to be released on October 7th.
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