The new year brings a new release from renowned Scottish musician and carver of sounds, Robin Guthrie. 40 years after establishing the Cocteau Twins, Guthrie has shown no sign of slowing down dropping a stream of instrumental releases last year.
Starting his 60th year on the planet with a bang, Robin Guthrie released his new EP Springtime on January 4th. Speaking about the EP Guthrie said “After ‘Pearl-diving’, I thought about taking a break as my release schedule has been a bit excessive of late, but I took some time in the studio and got very quickly focused on this as my first release for the new year. Spring is an important time for me. Often, it’s time to prepare for what’s to come. It can represent new growth. It can also be a good excuse to use a great photo of some springs that I had taken.”
An easily bingeable four-track EP, the former sound architect of the Cocteau Twin’s, has produced a captivating swirl of meditative ambiance.
From the whimsical guitar chords of Kino’s Chance to the immersive notes of Another Part Of Nowhere, Springtime captures the essence and fragility of the season. Equipped with an uplifting kit of synths, drones, trickles of guitars, and crisp percussive tones, Guthrie has gifted us a superb addition to his ever-evolving sculpture of sound.
‘Springtime’ EP has been released via his Soleil Après Minuit imprint with distribution in North America via Darla and in Europe by Cargo. Available now here.