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exciting news that some may have heard, some not!!
for those of you in LA, or people like myself who were travelling for the now-cancelled cocteau twins reunion at coachella:

Friday, April 29, 2005
V-I-O-L-A-I-N-E invites you to join us for a very special one night only exclusive show as ROBIN GUTHRIE performs "19 CRESCENT"!
A unique, one time only event, "19 CRESCENT" will consist of new material to be written en route from France to LA! Robin's journeys on planes and trains, through cities and countrysides, across ocean and continents, provide the inspiration for a show that's not to be missed!!

i am ecstatic. this is truly amazing.

Introduction/Guthrie News

My name is Mike, I live on the fringe. I also live in Grand Rapids, MI. I am currently tracking a project in Grosse Pointe, MI (on which Robin has been kind enough to agree to act as mix engineer). I am currently seeking a drummer and a female vocalist so it is no longer a project, but a 'band'/'group'.

I spend my days drinking and my early mornings walking/drinking.

I recently did an interview w/Robin @The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. As far as I know, it (as well as pictures of the Lumiere event) will be appearing in the Jan. issue of TapeOp (

I am quite sure Frosted Flakes are the potato chips of the new millenium.

Bonne chance, everyone.
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well, why don't we have everyone introduce themselves? i know most of you already, but the other members might not!

while you're at it, why don't you tell us what you think about violet indiana, favourite recordings &ec., or if you've seen them live...

i'm not very good at starting conversation but i'd love to see some posts from everyone!! i'm sure you've all got really interesting things to say, so have at it! :D

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violet indiana resources and links

bella union robin guthrie & simon raymonde's record label

violet indiana on bella union - videos, mp3s and more

welcome to purple: leesa beales' vi site

violet indiana lyrics: alwaysontherun

interviews and reviews

undertheradarmag: robin guthrie

fac193 interview: robin guthrie

ink19: violet indiana reviews

pitchfork media: review of 'casino'

splendid ezine: review of 'russian doll'

evil sponge reviews by PJK/postlibyan

beyond the furr new



killer eyes



be sure to check out the rest of for lots of savvy reviews and critiques!

reviews hosted locally on bella union

rewireviews 2002

fac193~ 2002

homogenic 2002

Violet Indiana at the Troubadour, March 1, 2002

in music we trust 2002

signum 2001 2001

pennyblackmusic live 2001

pennyblackmusic 2001

fac193~ 2001

time off 2001

no warning 2001

freakout 2001

alternative youth 2001

ink 19 2001

citylights 2001

pennyblackmusic 2001

popingays 2001

playlouder 2001

rockbites 2001

rockbites 2001

chichungschoice 2001

guitar interview 2001

lifelike records - opinions 2001

underwater amsterdam

popmatters 2001

modern rock 2001

babysue 2001

music OMH 2001

fac193~ 2001

media plus magazine 2001

outburn may 2001 interview

5D 2001

no warning 2001

the guardian 2001

freq 2000

chichungschoice 2000

evilsponge 2000

drowned in sound 2000

magic! 2000

newcomer 2000

nme 2000

jockrock 2000

hybrid magazine 2000 review

hybrid magazine 2000 interview

to be continually updated/LAST UPDATE: october 8 2004

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robin guthrie is touring solo to support the film project Lumière.

there are now eleven dates on this tour!

october 24 Glasgow @ The Arches Benbecula Records Event
november 01 Arlington @ Iota Club & Café
november 02 New York City @ Knitting Factory
november 03 Philadelphia @ Tin Angel
november 04 Brooklyn @ Southpaw
november 06 Boston @ The Paradise
november 07 Chicago @ Black Orchid Showroom
november 08 Detroit @ Magic Bag
november 10 Los Angeles @ Knitting Factory
november 11 San Francisco @ Rx Gallery
november 13 Seattle @ Experience Music Project

here is a description of Lumiere - thanks to mmmender for this!

"Lumière is a 40 minute long animated film created as a backdrop to a sublime collection of sensual and atmospheric, guitar only, instrumentals of truly hypnotic beauty performed live by Robin Guthrie…

As the founder member of the seminal Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie has created some of the most beautiful music of recent times and is widely regarded as a musical visionary. The distinctive sonic landscapes that have become his trademark are again on display throughout the Lumière performance and at time touches upon his, thus far, only instrumental album Imperial and his legions of admirers will find much that they recognise and love.

Yet what marks this performance out from his recorded work is the spaciousness of the music. Robin employs an astonishingly down-tempo pace throughout the performance to mesmerising effect. This is music to drift away to… music in which you can lose yourself…

The film itself has been made with the same craft and techniques which Robin has used in the sonic world for years, an interweaving and layering of images, creating distinct moods which are reflected my the music being played. The music is ‘improvised within the framework dictated by the visuals’ and used no fixed rhythm or ‘beats’ but more relies on layers of treated guitars and cyclic melodies."

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welcome to the violet indiana livejournal community.

my name is allison - you might know me from the forums as allimart. in the last few years, i have had a growing interest in 'dreampop' with cocteau twins emerging as my favourite band. i naturally started listening to the more recent music put out by the members of my now-defunct favourite group. i think violet indiana is fantastic - i know some fans feel that liz was more suited to the sound than siobhan, for others perhaps it's just a matter of getting used to it - but i think they are fantastic. no, they aren't cocteau twins. but they aren't supposed to be, either.

i was really surprised to find that there wasn't a community supporting VI on livejournal, so i decided that i ought to make one.

membership is open, posts are unmoderated, unless something terribly rude or off-topic gets posted. we're all friends here.

i'd just like to ask for no commmunity promotions, unless it is related to the subject at hand. i would just like to keep things on topic!

just have a good time and enjoy yourselves.