'Mockingbird Love' is the first new music from Guthrie since the'Another Flower'albumwith the lateHarold Budd, released just days before Budd's passing in December 2020. “Of late I've been very focused on my instrumental music, which is increasingly an intense endeavour, all the more so as I don’t really share it with anyone. So here I am, finally, with some words about my next releases. ‘Mockingbird Love’, a four track EP, is the first small collection of music that I have felt comfortable to release for a while. This is my October,” saysRobin Guthrie.
“‘Mockingbird Love’ is concise, to the point, with a big sound and baritone guitars. But it’s just an appetizer as my November release and subsequent December releases will show. I have everything in production now and, hmmm, what could go wrong?” The first in a series of releases that Guthrie will be releasing this year,Brooklyn Vegannotes that "it's a typically gorgeous instrumental, drenched in Guthrie's signature shimmery layers".
39 years on fromCocteau Twins' debut release 'Garlands',Robin Guthrie has certainly been the most prolific member, offering a steady and stellar stream of material over the years. Having formedViolet Indiana withSiobhan de Maré (formerly of Mono) following Cocteau Twins' dissolution, he has since strongly focused on creating instrumental music, while also releasing collaborative albums withHarold Budd, John Foxx (Ultravox) andMark Gardener (Ride).
Apart from the film scores forGregg Araki's ‘Mysterious Skin’and ‘White Bird In a Blizzard’, which were co-written with Harold Budd, Guthrie has also scored the film '3:19’,Kaboomand the TV series‘Now Apocalypse’…