Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie released the Mockingbird Love EP a few weeks ago, saying it was the first of a few new records on the way. The next is coming very soon: Pearldiving, his first solo album in nine years, is out November 12.
“After Another Flower, released just a few days before the untimely passing of my friend and co-conspirator Harold Budd, I felt the need to break my studio down and build it up again afresh to clear my head," Robin says. "The dawn of many of my previous releases was travel. I loved being somewhere new to work but, for a while now, the pandemic hasn’t permitted that. So earlier this year I 'stayed at home' and created Pearldiving. This is my first instrumental album since Fortune and I guess I had some feelings to process."