Tag Archive | 4AD

Throwing Muses

Throwing Muses made deep and dark and original music. Listening to them  submerges you into the confusing and surreal psyche of Kristen Hersh. She is  backed by an absolutely original and talented group. Tonya Donelle occasionally taking the lead and afterwards  making her way in to the Breeders with Kim Deal from the Pixies. I […]

Cocteau Twins

An angelic and ethereal element of the 80s, the Cocteau Twins defined 4ad records at the the time. Mysterious lyrics that were a language all their own creating atmospheres for many a stoned and impressionable 80s fan. An original sound at the time. I was one. Forever changing me. Ah…. that echoey drum machine These […]


1989-1990 best Definitely considered shoe-gazer but quite original for that sound with the help of some 4ad production. Deluxe is such a powerful tune. I saw them live in 1991 and they were great. I did not gaze at my shoes tho. I’ll raise my glass and drink a toast of bitterness to you.   […]

Bulgarian State Choir

So beautiful. Although they are still going today the Bulagarian State Choir gained some western popularity in the 1980’s through Womad and released two lps on 4AD. Bulgarian singing in general gives me goosebumps. on Johnny Carson: Try not to cry:


. 1980-1987 –> best. There were so many influential alternative bands from 4AD in the 80s. Many different original styles. Generally 4AD in the 1980’s was moody and dark but always creative and inventive. They were matte black before everyone went all gloss black. :grumble: Bands to check out from 1980-1987 Cocteau Twins Dead Can […]