Cover of The Moon And The Melodies

From The Moon And The Melodies

The title of this song would have sounded familiar to Cocteau fans. Three years earlier it featured in the lyrics of My Love Paramour. Mixing several of the band’s common practices with some rather unusual ones Ooze Out And Away, Onehow turns out to be quite a noteworthy effort.

The most unusual element is the structure of the song: two and a half minutes of very soft, almost hesitant guitar chords, romantic whispering vocals, some dreamy keyboards. Just when you feel everything is about to ‘ooze out’ the song suddenly leaps to life. The final part is totally different and genuine Cocteau Twins. Liz singing with true conviction, many vocal overdubs, solid percussion, it’s all there. It’s as though the band are trying to put into the last minute all they left out in the first bits.

One particular habit the Cocteaus maintained throughout their career was to close off an album with something special. In this case they did not just that, but even managed to make the song itself go out with a bang.


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