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‘The Places We’ve Been’ by Lost Horizons  (the collaboration between Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & former Dif Juz and Jesus & Mary Chain drummer Richie Thomas). This single features the melancholic vocals of Karen Peris (Innocence Mission) in a swirling arrangement of plucked guitar strings  which will become part of their debut album due out in November: ‘Ojalá’.

If Peris’ vocal performance wasn’t engaging enough, Lost Horizons creates a crawling pop sound that seems rooted in the stars. “The Places We’ve Been” is simply enchanting in its ambient sound with a sneaking air of the post-punk we would expect from ex Cocteau/Bella Union man Simon Raymonde, including a sleeping guitar solo that fits together with precision.

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“Frenzy, Fear” features vocals from Hilang Child, and is taken from Lost Horizons‘ debut album “Ojalá”, due for release 3rd November via Bella Union.

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Now here’s another song from the album, “Frenzy, Fear,” which features Hilang Child (aka singer/songwriter Ed Riman, a half-Welsh, half-Indonesian Londoner). Listen below.

Raymonde had this to say about the song in a statement: “‘Frenzy, Fear’ was recorded in January this year. I thought I was close to finishing the album and decided I wanted to do some ambient piano + guitar pieces for a possible bonus disc, to show a different side to Lost Horizons. Warren Ellis of the Bad Seeds/Dirty Three told me about this wonderful piano in a small studio just outside Brighton where I live, where he and Nick Cave work a lot, and I took two days there with no ideas or tunes, just improvising and recording everything, warts and all. When I got home and listened back, these seemed more like proper songs than just noodlings, so the minute I started imagining vocals I thought of Hilang Child (Ed Riman) as his voice is simply exquisite, and I knew he would get the vibe and the mood. What he did exceeded all my expectations though.”

Ojalá is set to release on 3rd November from Bella Union Records