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Tiny Dynamine

awesome EP.
written by flow on January 15, 1999

the best
written by kvetov on January 11, 1999

This is the first album i heard (1986), but i didn't know it's name until i found it in 1996. First one song caught me, i was delightfully hipnotized: That voice!... It penetrated my rigid skin and i fell in love with a non-image of a woman, whomever she was, the guiitars, a melancholic passage through atmospheres i never visited before, and non heard waving colours and sounds... Pink orange red was the perfect introduction to a new world of images and sounds that flow through my body, moving every single cell, getting into every chomosome and becoming part of my DNA. The world of Cocteau Twins is an infinite spiral that comes and goes, playing with my mind and my emotions... Luis Bernal 25/10/98 luber1000@yahoo.com
written by Luis Bernal (luber1000@yahoo.com ) on October 25, 1998

This is the first album i heard (1986), but i didn't know it's name until i found it in 1996. First one song caught me, i was delightfully hipnotized: That voice!... It penetrated my rigid skin and i fell in love with a non-image of a woman, whomever she was, the guiitars, a melancholic passage through atmospheres i never visited before, and non heard waving colours and sounds... Pink orange red was the perfect introduction to a new world of images and sounds that flow through my body, moving every single cell, getting into every chomosome and becoming part of my DNA. The world of Cocteau Twins is an infinite spiral that comes and goes, playing with my mind and my emotions... Luis Bernal 25/10/98 luber1000@yahoo.com
written by Luis Bernal (luber1000@yahoo.com ) on October 25, 1998

Just to set the record straight, this is a review of the combined disc Echoes/Tiny Dynamine! This got to be the most special Cocteau release ever. Very experimental. AND I LOVE IT!!! This is what music is all about, you see. Exploring, experimenting and always try to evolve. Push your music to the next level. Don’t ever be afraid to experiment. This is really a big lesson to those critics who though CT was starting to repeat themselves. The cover-art here is fantastic, too! One of my favourites. That’s one of the things i find attractive about the Twins. The music really fits with the album covers. When you hear their music, you’ll think of the cover and your imagination will take you further from there… Fantastic!!! I don’t have any faves in particular, even though every song is very different from one another. I get a kind of instrumental impression when i hear Great Spangled Fritillary, even though Liz sings quite alot. I kind of compare it to Otterley from Treasure. It sounds like an instrumental but it’s not. This is their best sounding record during the 80’s and that gives Great Spangled Fritillary a great kick when the bass-line sets in towards the end. The big standout is ofcourse Pink Orange Red. Great vocal performance and the drums are composed with a stroke of genius. Ribbed and Veined – a great instrumental piece * Plain Tiger – a classic * Sultitan Itan & Melonella – the wild ones * Pale Clouded White – haunting and mysterious * Eggs and Their Shells – the perfect finisher * Cocteau Twins are all about feelings, sound, production, harmonies and creating great musical landscapes! If you can’t float with their music, you’ll never like them.
written by kevin (y'all should know it by now... ) on October 16, 1998

our daughter (like phoebe, still a baby-fetus) will be called Lorelie.... I want to be buried/cremated to Pink Orange Red..can't add any more what else is there to say?
written by david and hilary (davidrb@xtra.co.nz ) on June 26, 1998

"Pink, Orange, Red"- I always think of drowning a mile or so out to sea from Miami Beach in the last afterglow of sunset still in the sky over glistening city lights. This ep is intoxicating in more than one sense. In the apt words of Arthur Parker from the Lonely is an Eyesore liner notes, (the Cocteau Twins music) ...IS walking in the sand, not just a bloody soundtrack!". Or in this case, floating drunk on the wine-dark waves, or cruising down the sultry avenues, chasing tigers through palm trees in the warm twilight rays that break through typhoon clouds. All that stuff.
written by Dreadnaut (dtmarlow@hiwaay.net ) on April 11, 1998

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you're looking to dip a toe into the Cocteau Twins pool, indulge yourself in the four tracks on this e.p... This was one of the first CT releases I ever heard and it remains a favorite. It offers a lush, varied sampling of sounds. From despairing to triumphant, and lots in between. "Ribbed and Veined" is ESSENTIAL late-night listening. Can't say enough about it. Like nothing else out there, really. check it out...
written by warren j. g. mianecke (wmianecke@mag.rochester.edu ) on March 18, 1998

This album is beautiful and scary, I never thought the Cocteau Twins could sound like this. Howling subways and minty icecream! What can I say?
written by Sara (lilldjuret@hotmail.com ) on January 10, 1998

This one is one of the best, a gripping musical journey through vivid emotions and images that will keep pulling you back. The whole EP has an ascending structure, plunging you to the depths of depression then rising to heights of ecstasy over 4 songs. The sheer depth of loneliness and desperation of the first song, Pink Orange Red, cannot be matched, and it captures all the melancholy you ever felt or imagined. You are transported right away to another, haunting world. The next song eases up on the darkness, telling of musings on a rainy day, some depressed, some hopeful, all with that distinct feeling of seclusion for a limited time as you stare out the window at the weather. With the next song, Plain Tiger, the brightening trend continues as you take off on a flight, starting grim and dark, but reaching fantastic places of alien beauty through unknowable paths. At last, you come to the pure, innocent clarity of Sultitan Itan, the feeling of careless freedom, with the warm touch of unconditional love.
written by Adrian Robert on August 04, 1997

This is one of my all time favorite EPs-- gorgeous, complex, both dramatic and subtle-- to my ear some of the band's best work. Pink Orange Red is the standout here-- a song unlike any other in the CT oevre, it builds from dramatic pauses and silent spaces to to an incredible descending guitar line and chorus. Liz's singing is powerful and plaintive. This song gives me the feeling of listening to someone emoting eloquently and forcefully in a language I can't understand... hard to explain in words. It's just a really well-constructed piece of music, on a par with great classical and jazz compositions, methinks. Ribbed and Veined is a sultry, atmospheric instrumental, with sensuous bass and a simple but gorgeous guitar melody. This sounds sexy to me, like a soundtrack for a sizzling love scene. Sultitan Itan has a contemplative, melancholy quality , with a soaring, searing chorus of chiming guitar and powerful singing. Plain Tiger, like Pink Orange Red, is to me a unique CT sound. It's an airy, uptempo piece, juxtaposing this melting, echoing harp-like guitar sound (I have 0 technical musical knowledge so I can't really describe it much better than that) with Liz in "full cry", edgy and jazzy. At times in this song she sounds a little like John Lennon to me(?!) To sum up, this is just a great collection of songs. With me, it was something of an acquired taste at first, but on repeated listening you start to "get" more and more.
written by Angela McGhee (amcghee@erols.com ) on February 10, 1997

This completed my Twins collection very recently, and it has to be said that Pink Orange Red, and Ribbed and Veined are two of their GREATEST EVER tracks! Pink Orange Red has stirred me emotionally more than ANY other song of theirs, while Ribbed and Veined is a mellow instrumental to end all instrumentals! The track was so beautiful that on my first listening, it was only until the song was nearly over that I realised Liz wasn't singing on it. And terrible as this may sound, I think the track benefits without it!! I cant understand why there hasn't been more postings about this song; I might have bought it much earlier had I read some positive reveiws of it!
written by Timmy on November 03, 1996