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Vaughan Oliver by the ones who loved him

A celebration of the work of 4AD’s unforgettable art director

Vaughan Oliver / Photo Giles Revell via Designboom
Vaughan Oliver / Photo Giles Revell via Designboom

It is very rare that music fans mourn the loss of an artist who has never recorded a single note. Yet this is exactly what happened when we lost the designer Vaughan Oliver at the end of December. His inventive, intriguing and often downright disturbing album covers for Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Lush and so many others, transported listeners to his unique universe. Sometimes more so than the very music of the artists for whom he worked.
Section26 wanted to pay tribute to him by collecting the memories of some of his collaborators, friends and fans. It’s by remembering the album design which marked them most that they recall their extraordinary experiences of working alongside him, his singular character traits or simply the shock of discovering his work for the first time. Continuer « Vaughan Oliver by the ones who loved him »

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I Wear Your Ring – Cocteau Twins

17 secondes qui ont changé ma vie

I Wear Your Ring – Cocteau Twins 17 secondes qui ont changé ma vie Fred Valion

Je n’avais jamais envisagé de tomber amoureux d’Elizabeth Fraser. En 1990, alors que paraissait Heaven or Las Vegas, le sixième album de ses Cocteau Twins, mon cœur n’avait d’ailleurs jusque là chaviré que pour deux êtres : la jeune Magali, petit fantôme aux boucles noires qui, son amour innocent sous le bras comme un doudou, hantait le souvenir de mon cinquième anniversaire, et la blonde Elisabeth, qui m’avait littéralement sauvé de la noyade en cours de natation quatre ans plus tard, à qui j’avais littéralement promis ma vie, et qui avait littéralement disparu un matin, sans sommation, happée par les limbes de la mobilité professionnelle parentale. Continuer « I Wear Your Ring – Cocteau Twins »