Elizabeth Davidson Fraser (born 29 August 1963) also known as Liz Fraser is a Scottish singer best known as the vocalist for the pioneer alternative rock group Cocteau Twins. Fraser has a soprano vocal range. She is as well known for her perfectionism and reclusive nature as she is for her voice. She was described by critic Jason Ankeny as "an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions," Fraser's distinctive singing earned much critical praise. She was once described as "the voice of God." Fraser's lyrics range from straightforward English to semi-comprehensible sentences and abstract mouth music. For some recordings, Fraser has said that she used foreign words without knowing what they meant – the words acquired meaning for her only as she sang them.
09.05.2012 [The Guardian] - Tonight, she sounds, variously, like Japanese geisha music, a Korean Madonna, the Cocteau Twins's ElizabethFraser backed by hip-hop beats and a small child singing in a scrap yard. The sense of impending chaos somehow adds to the magical charm.
07.05.2012 [Universo Gay] - MARC ALMOND y la cantante de COCTEAU TWINS, ELIZABETHFRASER son algunos de los artistas confirmados para la edición 2012 del Meltdown Festival. El evento estará conducido por Anthony Hegarty, cantante de Anthony & The Johnsons, y se desarrollará en el
04.05.2012 [The Guardian (blog)] - Former Cocteau Twins singer ElizabethFraser announced this week she is to play two dates at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival – her first live appearances in six years. To celebrate the news, we turn this week's
04.05.2012 [Rolling Stone Italia] - Fra gli artisti annunciati, grande interesse per il ritorno sulle scene di ElizabethFraser (ex Cocteau Twins): la collaboratrice dei Massive Attack sarà in scena il 6 e 7 agosto alla Royal Festival Hall. Ci saranno anche Patti Smith, Diamanda Galas
01.05.2012 [The Quietus] - The festival, which takes place from 1st-12th August at London's Southbank Centre, is also set to feature performances from Diamanda Galas, William Basinski, ElizabethFraser, Laurie Anderson and CocoRosie, among others. Thrower and Brown recently
13.05.2012 [Fraser Coast Chronicle] - The department's commissioner ElizabethFraser said she was unable to reveal case specific information for each incident. But she said the most common reason for a person not being approved to interact with children was through a change in their
04.05.2012 [D Magazine] - The singing is not for everyone, as it lies somewhere between Rick Astley and ElizabethFraser, and yet somehow these disparately risky additives still function cohesively. (Speaking of Fraser, she is performing at Meltdown Festival in August.
18.04.2012 [The Caledonian Mercury] - And if you're going to make that statement, having the Cocteau Twins' ElizabethFraser and The Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan onboard can't hurt. 1999 The Man Who was the record which for a while made Travis the pre-eminent British guitar band
29.07.2011 Even “Teardrop” sounds lost and vulnerable, due to a superb performance by ElizabethFraser, who had by then already received a lot of praise from critics for her singing in the indie band Cocteau Twins. The black flowers on the cover ...
29.07.2011 I know ElizabethFraser still makes music every once in a while and Robin Guthrie puts out something new every couple of years or so. Robin Guthrie has just released an awesome new album from Darla Records callled Emeralds. ...