Robin Guthrie
Robin Guthrie  

Robin Guthrie (born 4 January 1962, in Grangemouth Sterlingshire, just outside Falkirk, Scotland) is a musician best known as co-founder of the Cocteau Twins. During his career Guthrie has played guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and other musical instruments, in addition to programming, sampling and sound processing. Guthrie also works extensively as a producer andengineer.
Following the break-up of the Cocteau Twins in 1998, Guthrie released his first solo record, Imperial, in 2003 on Bella Union Records.

Guthrie's next release, which was co-written with Harold Budd, was the film score for Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin. The soundtrack was released in June 2005 by Commotion and consists of fifteen complete songs based on the short pieces used in the film.

In 2006, Guthrie signed a four-album solo deal with Darla Records, the first product of which was the LP Continental. He subsequently released two four-track EPs, Everlasting and Waiting for Dawn, and the track "Argenta" on the compilation Little Darla has A Treat For You v.24: Endless Summer Edition.

Two more collaborations with Harold Budd (who had previously announced his musical retirement) were released simultaneously in 2007. Before The Day Breaks and After The Night Falls were both co-composed, co-produced and played with Budd. Like the soundtrack to Mysterious Skin, both albums are slow, drifting pieces primarily utilising treated guitar and piano.

Guthrie's most recent release is 3:19 Bande Originale du Film, the soundtrack to the Dany Saadia-directed film 3:19.
Guthrie has also collaborated with singer Siobhan de Maré (formerly of Mono) as the band Violet Indiana. Their first full-length LP,Roulette, was released in 2001 to much critical acclaim. A second album, Russian Doll, followed in 2004. In March 2006 Guthrie reported on his weblog that the group had started work again on new material.

Guthrie currently works and lives in France with his wife, Florence, their daughter Violette, and Lucy Belle, his daughter with Liz Fraser.

links: (official website) (official myspace) (wikipedia) (cocteau twins official website)

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