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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins new solo EP

Rough Trade Records announces the immediate release of Elizabeth Fraser's "Moses" EP in the U.S. digitally via itunes, and on 12" vinyl January 26th, 2010.

Get a copy off iTunes here.

"Moses" is dedicated to celebrating the life of Jake Drake-Brockman, a close personal friend of both Elizabeth (one-half of the legendary Cocteau Twins) and her partner and musical collaborator, Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Massive Attack, Echo & The Bunnymen, BOM).

Jake was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in September. Elizabeth and Damon feel that the passing of such a wonderful man and great friend cannot go unmarked, and as such have created this EP with all proceeds going to Jake's family.

A pivotal member of Echo and The Bunnymen, BOM and The Hook ‘Em Boys and, latterly, a highly respected sound engineer for the BBC, Jake was a beautiful human being and adventurer who profoundly touched the lives of all who had the privilege to know him.

A talented musician, a technical genius/blagger, a jack-of-all-trades and master of many, Jake was a vibrant reminder to us all of what it is to be alive. His lust for life, keen intellect and Dunkirk spirit were a beacon of light in a world that is rapidly fading into mediocrity and convenience. As unique and individual as the classic motorcycles he loved so much, Jake was the last of the Mohicans. The Earth is a duller planet without him.

"Moses" was written and performed by Jake, Elizabeth and Damon and is b acked with two re-mixes: the first by Thighpaulsandra (Julian Cope, Spiritualized, Coil) and the second by Andy Jenks (previously of Alpha and presently of The Flies, Spaceland).

Elizabeth has done one (very illuminating where she opens up about her departure from Cocteau Twins her relationship with Jeff Buckley and much more. ) interview with regard to this release for The Guardian in the UK, you can read that here.

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