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Lost Horizons

A collaboration between former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde and drummer Richard Thomas (Dif Juz, the Jesus and Mary Chain), Lost Horizons features various guest vocalists from the indie realm. Fashioning a haunting, low-key indie rock that combined elements of dance-rock and Bowie-esque singer/songwriter folk, their debut album, the 15-track Ojalá, saw release in 2017. The equally ambitious follow-up, 2020’s In Quiet Moments, included appearances from the likes of Porridge Radio, C Duncan, and returning guest Marissa Nadler.

The duo’s first album featured nearly as many guest vocalists as tracks, among them Marissa Nadler, Tim Smith (Midlake), and Ghostpoet. Titled Ojalá, it arrived in November 2017 on Raymonde’s own Bella Union label, which was then celebrating its 20th year. They returned with the 16-song In Quiet Moments in February 2021. Among its featured singers were John Grant, Ren Harvieu, and C Duncan as well as Smith and Nadler. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi