The piece formed by Cocteau Twins’ own Simon Raymonde and Dif Juz drummer Richie Thomas join forces and begin to inject subtly and a sullen love to sound once again. Lost Horizons features 16 different artists for the 16 different tracks on in Quiet Moments and the factors of forgotten nostalgia and somehow comfortability within the unknown spawn in the first seconds with “Halcyon.”
A track that is entirely based on this 90s sludge method, Penelope Isles features and vocally delivers both death and rebirth within the same hand. Matching the sprained instrumental that extends to touch the audience with these immeasurable highs and unsatisfiable lows, Lost Horizons manages to stay in the light long enough for exposure without burning out.
In Quiet Moments is a perfect record to sink to, especially after long hours of a dark winter and an almost unreachable safety point through this longwinded descent disguised as 2020. Pieces like “Every Beat That Passed” are hopeful and feature Kavi Kwai with these methods of more uplifting segues through piano keys and a stuttering hi-hat instrumental. Lost Horizons and Kavi Kwai soar together and create a sanctuary for the audience where for once, memories don’t reflect the damage outside the window.
Jumping around slightly, the final track is necessary to highlight as “This Is The Weather” is substantially barebones. The instrumental features only robust piano and these building strings underneath have an impenetrable force behind them. The vocals sculpted by Karen Peris are innocent and manage to resemble a youthfulness to them. Lost Horizons continues to stack up on this and together with Peris, the team up sends off In Quiet Moments to become a perfect loop straight back to “Halcyon.”
In Quiet Moments becomes a consideration for one of the more positive representations of use for instrumentation on a record to recent recollection. While familiar, the record makes dedicated steps to be both able to thrive in the comfortable and also format situations where the audience is forced into the hot seat.
Tracks like “Linger” where the low-tuned instrumentation creeps instead of wraps with warmth. As Gemma Dunleavy features on the track, “Linger” becomes an outlier for the record and the emotion attached seems seedy rather than a combination of beauty and pain showed previously.
In Quiet Moments is best played as one continuous project rather than jumping through sections of tracks. Lost Horizons still has this impossible-to-place face but it describes more comfort than any sense of burning personal hell.