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Siddal


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Gothic ethereal alternative pop

Status:

Most recent recording, mystery and the sea ep, 1997

See also:

Siddal's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Love Spirals Downwards, An April March, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive. (afries@zip.com.au)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

I went and saw Siddal open for This Ascention and was hooked. Elaine Winters (the singer) wore a pair of small brown wings that remained on for when she sat in the crowd and watched the other bands, as if they were what she wore every day. Their music is an interesting blend of cocteauesque swirls and gothic melodies with even a touch of Chameleons in there. (dbucak@netaxs.com)

I just discovered this group this year, though I'd heard some pieces here and there before. This is dreamy, atmospheric, ethereal pop in the Area/Hex/An April March vein. Highly recommended. (Neile)

Lovely music, somewhere between goth and ethereal, and absolutely worth a listen. Mystery and the Sea, a long EP from '97, is the only one I have, but I've heard other stuff as well. Tasty. (burka@jeffrey.net)

Recommended first album:

Any, though I personally prefer The Crossing. (afries@zip.com.au)

Recordings:


Pedestal

Release info:

1994—Bedazzled Records

Availability:

Probably out of print, as label has closed

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of ethereal goth.

Group members:

Richard Brinkley—guitars
Elaine Winters—vocals

Comments:

The latest release by this dreamy, ethereal band.the music is very ephemeral, enveloping and dusky (not quite dark, but certainly not light). it's guitar-based and atmospheric. i hate to use the word "goth," but that seems to be the objective the band is driving at. (woj@smoe.org)

The Crossing

Release info:

1996—Bedazzled Records—bdz30

Availability:

Probably out of print, as label has closed

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of ethereal goth.

Group members:

Richard Brinkley—guitars
Elaine Winters—vocals

Comments:

One of my top 10 of the year. I've listened to this disc sparingly, loving it from end to end each time. It's a touch like Love Spirals Downwards or Slowdive, but the guitar work has a much more '80s feel to it. (maeldun@i-2000.com)

Finally managed to get a copy of siddal's the crossing, after looking for like a million years per a couple of good reviews in magazines and of course here on ecto. it is sooo good. it is Cocteau Twinsy, but not in a boring direct rip-off way. it is really pretty and ethereal, though a few songs have a bit more beat than your average Cocteau Twins (recent releases, anyway). not good for motivating me to get up and get to work, but oh well.... (clsriram@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)


mystery and the sea

Release info:

1996—Bedazzled Records—bdz33

Availability:

Probably out of print, as label has closed

Ecto priority:

Recommended for lovers of ethereal music

Group members:

Richard Brinkley—guitars
Elaine Winters—vocals

Guest artists:

Dave and Tanya of Underflowers

Comments:

Dreamy enough to be relaxing but musically interesting enough to keep my attention. Lovely! (Neile)

It's wonderful. (burka@jeffrey.net)


Thanks to Andrew Fries for work on this entry.

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