this is a really good EP. I love mizake the mizan.they the
other two are fine but not my favorite like track two!
written by good luck on June 02, 1999
I always thought this song was a tad underwhelming on record...but
live...especially at the Royal Festival Hall gig, this just blew me
away. I swear the white noise section was louder than the Valentines.
Just blew your head off! The clash between the beautiful and ugly noise
was just incredible. At the Pheonix Festival this was truly awesome. I
went for a pee aferwards and (I swear!) everyone was in tears.
written by Gareth Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on
January 02, 1999
The title track is good, but has never been one of my HOLV
favourites. However, the b-sides.. Whereas Watchlar is a peculiarily
catchy number with Liz punctuating in a way that makes you jump over a
simple but smooth arrangement, the exclamation mark belongs to Mizake
the Mizan, truly one of their most precious moments ever. This one
encapsules in 3 minutes all that, to me, Cocteau Twins are about in the
90's. The slow beat drains your heart in an instant of shallowness, and
as if that isn't enough Liz's voice soars even more effortlessly than
elsewhere, only this time not just communicating beauty but also
heartfelt emotion. It is moving, stunning - present.
written by mizan (email@example.com ) on September 03,
I LOVE THIS...thats all I can say....Iceblick Luck is
written by sam (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on
August 22, 1998
Personally, I can take or leave the title track. I don't care for the
mix at all. HOWEVER (big however there) this must be owned for the
additional tracks. I think they're (a) better sound-wise, and, (b) I
like the songs themselves more than most of HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS. "Misake
the Mizan" and "Watchlar" are radiant, yet mysterious stuff, like, say,
"Eggs And Their Shells" on ECHOES IN A SHALLOW BAY. Somehow, when I
listen to them, they remind me of the colors on the cd insert...
ESSENTIAL ESSENTIAL ESSENTIAL!
written by warren j. g.
) on April 16, 1998
I may be lambasted for this, but I actually think this ep is
qualitatively better than HOLV itself. I think Mizake & Watchlar are
the two best songs from that era (kinda like how "orange appled" isn't
even on the original version of Love's Easy Tears or "Speak no Evil"
wasn't included on the vinyl or cassette of Garlands. It has a sweeter,
more intimate feel than the album. Kind of an "all through the night"
sentiment. Makes me wish I had a penthouse apartment in a big city &
someone to waltz with in it.
written by Dreadnaut (email@example.com ) on April 11,
Iceblink Luck and Watchlar are fine songs, but Mizake the Mizan is
what really makes this three-track single worth owning. Mizake the Mizan
reminds me a lot of Wolf in the Breast, my favorite track on the Heaven
or Las Vegas album and one of my favorite songs of all time. Wolf in the
Breast may have more vocal and instrumental layers, but Liz's (insert
complimentary adjective here) voice really shines in Mizake the Mizan. I
only wish another single or accompanying EP had been released with
Heaven or Las Vegas -- hearing remixes or, better yet, acoustic versions
of some of that album's engaging tracks certainly would be a
written by Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on
November 30, 1997
Watchlar remains one of the most brilliant CT tracks, eclipsing the
other two on this essential CD. I only wish the Twins would put out more
of this funky electronic groove type thing (not the boring repitition of
Otherness, mind you). Love it.
written by Ernie (email@example.com ) on
November 11, 1997
This EP confirms the "Doug theory" (correct until proven otherwise)
that the two extra cuts provided with the marketed single are more
satisfying then the selected single. Who picks the singles anyway? They
are rarely what I consider to be the strongest cuts on the album.
Anyhow, Iceblink Luck is a great, "catchy" pop-ish song, but the
undisputed standout here is "Watchlar". What can I say? It's a
mesmerizing Liz vocal with lots of tasty overdubs wafting in out of the
soundscape. Great song. The mechanized syncopated rhythm of the song is
real departure from the usual guitar based sound - and it's a big
success. By the way, I have a vague recollection of a Tolkien character
by that name. Up in a tree or something. "Mizake the Mizan" is a lullaby
of great beauty and simplicity, sounds really personal.
written by Doug (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on May
I LIKE THIS SINGLE FOR YOUR BEUTYLYRICS AND YOUR B-SIDE TO.IF YOUR
ARE FAN OF COCTEAU TWINS WRITE TO ME MY ADDRES IS :TORRE LAGUNA
#160,COL.VALLE DE TORREMOLINOS, GUADALUPE,MONTERREY,MEXICO.
written by JOSE DE JESUS BARRIOS MTZ. on
October 28, 1996
This is a must-have single, especially if you enjoyed Heaven or Las
Vegas. When I first purchased it, I played it over and over and over
again. "Iceblink luck" itself is a wonderful song that just oozes
happiness and brilliance. I can't sit still when I hear it! The second
song, "Mizake the mizan", takes us from the air to the earth and slows
things down a bit. It's a gorgeous ballad--Liz's vocals lazily drift
over a simple guitar part and a slow, heavy bassline. "Watchlar" is the
final song on the single. It's a groovy, electronic creature consisting
of only keyboards, drum machine, and Liz. The combination of her
unrestrained voice and the rigid, unchanging tempo and rhythm is quite
striking. These two extra songs are of exceptional quality and could
have easily been on the album (HoLV) itself. This is a GEM--buy it!
written by Lysa (email@example.com ) on October