Now I’ve never experienced this for myself, but I once overheard a friend tell a young protege if he played the Cocteau Twins when he got a girl home, that her clothes would simply fall off.
Weeks later, the young protege reported back. It worked.
There’s something about the soothing waves of sound from Robin Guthrie’s guitar and the otherworldly choruses of Elizabeth Fraser’s layered voice that can either lull one to sleep or weaken one’s defenses.
For your Friday listening pleasure, let’s look back at a couple of classics that bookend the Twin’s most vital period.
First, from 1984’s Treasure, a rare live performance of “Lorelei”:
Please check to ensure your clothes are still on.