SNOWBIRD – ” All Wishes Are Ghosts “

Posted: December 18, 2014 in MUSIC
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Snowbird is the union of former Cocteau Twins instrumentalist Simon Raymonde, now the label boss of London-based label Bella Union, and Wisconsin-born singer-songwriter Stephanie Dosen. Released in January, the duo presents a collection of sensual, enigmatic songs that simply glide off Raymonde’s piano and Dosen’s tongue. While it might be easy to lose yourself in the sheer loveliness of all this, there are exceptional songs that remove any threat of stupor, not least the lushly realised “All Wishes Are Ghosts.” The accompanying video directed by Jamie Stone blends footage from Victor Sjöström’s 1918 film “Berg-Ejvind och hans Hustru” (“The Outlaw and His Wife”), adapted from the Icelandic play by Jóhann Sigurjónsson, with a contemporary tale that sits perfectly and movingly alongside it. Awesome beauty.

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