Garlands was the Cocteau Twins debut album, released in the early Fall of 1982. It was the only album they made with original bassist Will Heggie. Describing it as “haunting”, “spellbound”, “diaphanous”, and discerning a “frosting of sweetness”, the critics wore out their adjective; this was rock music – just – but it was conjured in the unlikeliest environment from the strangest of material. This is the first vinyl pressing in over ten years.
Dead Can Dance’s fourth album, The Serpent’s Egg (1988), came during a prolific period for the band, being released just four years after their debut. It was also the first they made at their own [...]