Casino blends the ethereality of '80s Cocteau Twins with the funky gloom of '90s trip-hop, so it should come as no surprise that Violet Indiana's lineup is composed of ex-Cocteau Twins frontman Robin Guthrie and former Mono vocalist Siobhan De Mare. Both Guthrie and trip-hop tend to favor darkly romantic lyrics, lush textures, slow-to-medium tempos, and highly stylized female vocals. Guthrie's once innovative and influential guitar sound is the central musical element on this album, a collection of previously released material plus three unreleased tracks.
Those who were in the know and scored the first Brit-only Violet Indiana disc, Roulette, got their first taste of former Cocteau Twin Robin Guthrie's shimmering guitarscapes and ex-Mono vocalist Siobhan De Maré's singular vocals entwining in a tragic marriage of loss, heartbreak, and obsession all wrapped in a heartbreakingly beautiful package
Casino Album by Violet Indiana.
I watch her sleeping And she's so beautiful I hear her breathing Her hands keep squeezing mine Her tears like diamonds as They fall from her eyes.
Violet Indiana came about in 1999 when I met Siobhan de Maré. New Girl by Violet Indiana from the album Russian Doll. .
Summary: This first . release (a debut album, 'Roulette,' was released in 2001 in the UK only) for the duo of ex-Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie and ex-Mono vocalist Siobhan De Mare compiles the contents of three previous EPs along with three new tracks and a video (on a bonus CD-ROM). Record Label: Instinct.
|1||Jailbird Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||4:29|
|2||Bang Bang Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:17|
|3||Purr la Perla Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||2:52|
|4||Silent Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:25|
|5||Storm Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:47|
|6||Sky Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:14|
|7||Safe Word Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:24|
|8||Ne Me Quitte Pas Jacques Brel||Violet Indiana||3:46|
|9||Poppy Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||3:10|
|10||Torn Up Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||2:52|
|11||Heaven Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||2:35|
|12||Chapter Three Robin Guthrie||Violet Indiana||4:46|
CreditsJacques Brel - Composer
Siobhan de Maré - Group Member
Kieran Evans - Filmmaker, Video Director
Robin Guthrie - Composer, Group Member, Mixing, Producer
Jason Hocking - Producer, Video Producer
Violet Indiana - Primary Artist