親会社でもあるBeggars BanquetレコーズにいたIvo Watts=RussellとPeter Kentが設立した4ADレコーズのアーティスト達を紹介します。4ADの看板はコクトー・ツインズです。4ADの編集物『Lonely Is An Eyesore(夢物語)』を聴いてください。4ADに関するホームページはThe eyesore data base & 4ADです。

This page presents the artists of 4AD Records formed by Ivo Watts=Russell and Peter Kent who worked at Beggars Banquet Records which is also 4AD's parent company. Cocteau Twins are Factory's engine. I recommend that you listen to 4AD compilation "Lonely Is An Eyesore". The home pages on 4AD Records are The eyesore data base & 4AD.

Bauhaus | Belly | Birthday Party, The | Black, Frank | Breeders, The | Cocteau Twins UP! | Colourbox | Cuba | Dead Can Dance | Dif Juz | Fraizier Chorus | Gilber & Lewis | Hersh, Kristin | His Name Is Alive | Liquorice | Lush | M/A/R/R/S | Modern English | Newman, Colin | Nooten, Peter | Pale Saints | Pixies | Red House Painters | The The | This Mortal Coil | Throwing Muses | Ultra Vivid Scene | Wolfgang Press, The | Xmal Deutschland | (Clan Of) Xymox
Natures Mortes | Lonely Is An Eyesore | Joyride | Anakin

Cocteau Twins


The Cocteau Twins' sound is so called Dream Pop. Ethereal echoing amibient-like sound and Elizabeth's holy soft & mellow vocal fuse together and heal the heart. The band was formed in 1979 and debuted from 4AD. They are still active and a long life band.

Colourbox / M/A/R/R/S

4ADレーコドから80年代後半にデビューしたファンク、レゲエ、60’sを取り入れたエレポップ・デュオ。詳しくはColourboxのウエブ・サイトを参照。『Pump Up The Volume』が大ヒットしたM/A/R/R/SはColourbox (MartynとSteven Young)+A. R. Kane+C. J. Mackintosh(クラブDJ)のユニットです。

This is an Electro Pop duo with the essence of Funk, Reggae and 60's who debuted from 4AD Record in late 80's. Please see the web page Colourbox for more details. M/A/R/R/S which released a giant hit "Pump Up The Volume" is a unit of Colourbox (Martyn & Steven Young)+ A. R. Kane + C. J. Mackintosh (Club DJ).

Dead Can Dance


This is an ambient sound duo from Australia which well matches the image of 4AD.

Dif Juz

West London出身のコクトー・ツインズのRobin GuthrieがプロデュースしたDurutti Columnっぽいインスト・グループです。

This is a Durutti Column-like instrumental group produced by Cocteau Twins from West London.

Modern English


They debuted from 4AD with the gloomy sound which can be compared with Joy Division. Later, they relocated to the U. S. for their activity.

This Mortal Coil

4ADの創立者でもあるIvo Watts-Russellによる4ADレーコド・オールスターズを迎えたプロジェクト。

A project by Ivo Watts-Russell, a founder of 4AD inviting 4AD Records all stars.

Xmal Deutschland

ドイツのハンブルグで結成された5人の女性によるNeue Deutsch Welleバンド。本国Zick Zackからもリリース。
<gothおやじ氏からの情報>ANTLER SUBWAY RECORDSから、でている『the best of new wave club classix vol.2』という2枚組CDにはいっている、「Polarlicht」(4ADからの2枚のCDには未収)は、生ドラを使ったとてもクールな名曲です。

A Neue Deutsch Welle band formed by 5 females in Hamburg in Germany. They also released on Zick Zack in their home country.
<Info. from Mr. goth Oyaji> "Polarlicht" (not included in the 2 CDs on 4AD) in the album "the best of new wave club classix vol.2" on Antler Subway Records is a cool masterpiece song using drums.

(Clan Of ) Xymox / Nooten, Pieter

<ジョエリからの情報>Clan Of Xymoxは3枚アルバムを発表し、彼等の全ての作品を発表した4ADレーベルの『Lonely Is An Eyesore』プロジェクトに参加した。その後バンドは分裂し、何人か脱退しヴォーカリストはXymoxの名でバンドを続けた。そのスタイルは似ているがもとよりテクノになった。興味をもたせる同じLIAEのプロジェクトのバンド、BTWはColourboxです。今日、Clan Of Xymoxはゴシックに分類されがちだが、同意しかねます。ゴシックは元来Christian DeathやAlien Sex Fiend様なホラースタイル・バンドに代表される80年代ものに属するが、主に米国で90年代に再定義された。彼等は旧ニュー・ウェイヴをコピーする最後のバンドとともにニュー・ウェイヴ第二世代である。だからXymoxやClan Of Xymoxはそれらとは関係ない。

<ジャン・ピエールからの情報> Clan of Xymoxのオリジナル・メンバー(4AD時代として知られる)はRonny Moorings (ヴォーカル、ギター、キーボード)、Anke Wolbert(ベース、ヴォーカル)と最後ですが重要なPieter Nootenです。3ー4年の完全なる沈黙後、1997年に『Hidden Faces』というCDで復帰を果たしました(R. Mooringsだけがメンバーとして残った新しいラインアップでClan of Xymoxとして)。もし聞かれれば、Moorings氏は自分を高く評価する誇大妄想家で、この復帰は世の中で流行っているであるテクノ・レトロ・ゴシック・トレンドを商業化しようとする安っぽい試みです(あくまでも私の個人的意見ですが)。しかし、最も重要な部分はClan of Xymoxの最良の曲を書いたPieter Nootenに関する言及がないことです。例えば、「After the Call」や「Equal Ways」。Pieter Nootenは1987年に『Sleeping with the Fishes』というソロ・アルバムを4ADからリリースしました。Michael Brook(説明のいらない伝説の人)はこのアルバムをプロデュースし、ジャケットに彼の名前があります。M. Nootenに関してはFirst ContactやCyberia(といったバンド?)をやっていたと最後に聞きました。

<Info. from Joeri> Clan of Xymox has 3 albums and joined the "Lonely is an eyesore" project on the 4AD label, where all their work was published. After that there was some kind of split up, some members left and the singer continued with his band under the name Xymox. The style is similar, somewhat more techno than originally. BTW, a band on the same LIAE project that will interest you is Colourbox. Nowadays they tend to sort Clan of Xymox under Gothic, but I don't agree with that. Gothic as belongs originally to the 80's, indicating horror style bands like Christian Death and Alien Sex Fiend, but had a redefinition in the 90's, mainly in United States. They are the next generation new wavers, with doom bands that copy the old ones. So Xymox or Clan of Xymox has nothing to do with that.

<Info. from Jean-Pierre> The original members of Clan of Xymox (as they were known during the 4AD period) were Ronny Moorings (vocals, guitars and keyboards), Anke Wolbert (bass and vocals) and last but certainly not least Pieter Nooten. After 3 or 4 years of complete silence they made a come back (under the name Clan of Xymox with a different line-up with only R. Moorings remaining) in 1997 with a CD called "Hidden Faces". If you ask me, Mr. Moorings is a megaloman who thinks very highly of himself and this so-called come back is just a cheap attempt to capitalize on the TECHNO-RETRO-GOTHIC trend that is taking the world right now (you know this is only my personal opinion). But the most important part is that you made no reference to Pieter Nooten who wrote the very best songs of Clan of Xymox. Just to name a few : 'After the Call' and 'Equal Ways'. Pieter Nooten released a solo album in 1987 on 4AD called "Sleeping with the Fishes". Michael Brook (a legend who doesn't need any presentation) produced the album and also has it's name on the cover. Last I heard of M. Nooten he was working on something called First Contact and another one called Cyberia.


Lonely Is An Eyesore「夢物語」


01. Colourbox: Hot Doggie
02. This Mortal Coil: Acid, Better And Sad
03. The Wolfgang Press: Cut The Tree
04. Throwing Muses: Fish
05. Dead Can Dance: Frontier
06. Cocteau Twins: Crushed
07. Dif Juz: No Motion
08. Clan Of Xymox: Muscoviet Musquito
09. Dead Can Dance: The Protagonist


This is a compilation of 4AD Records artists with 24 pages of deluxe booklet.