Sonic wizard Robin Guthrie (ex-Cocteau Twins) and vocalist Siobhan de Mare (ex-Mono) made up the hazy dream pop of Violet Indiana. Shortly after de Mare was relieved of her Mono duties, she received a phone call from Guthrie, asking her if she'd like to work with him. Unfamiliar with Guthrie's cult status, she asked her sister about him and decided to take him up on the offer. In late 2000, the duo released the Choke EP on Bella Union, the label run by Guthrie and former Cocteau mate Simon Raymonde. Retaining some of Guthrie's trademark characteristics and combining them with de Mare's lazy, confident delivery, the Choke EP established them convincingly enough as something removed from Guthrie's prior band – a tricky thing indeed. 2001's full-length Roulette improved on the promising debut. A singles collection, Casino, followed in early 2002. Russian Doll was the proper follow-up to Roulette, released in June of 2004.
Twins are back! After success of the first LP "The Passion Factory" with the internationally ranked single "The Desert Place", the twins, Sven Dohrow and Ronny Schreinzer immediately to work for their 2nd album "Modern Lifestyle" (1982), to further develop the emerging success that made. Early in 1983 the twins flew then for the first time to television shows in foreign countries and achieved a big breakthrough after three appearances in the Italian television there. The single "Face to face, heart to heart" came right off the bat in the Italian top ten and remained there for several months. Also in the United States, the twins were published again and reached the almost unbelievable position 14 on the US Billboard dance charts with this title. (German-English ~ Bing Translator)
Emerging from a tempest of edgy, electrifying dance-rock, new wave, and new romantic hits that swirled within Germany in the early '80s rose The Twins, comprised of musicians Ronny Schreinzer and Sven Dohrow. For several years, their compelling, self-written, and self-produced productions filled dance floors throughout their homeland, as well as those of neighboring countries like Italy, where the group's records could often be found at the top of the pop chart. The Twins were inspired by bands like Ultravox, Gary Numan, OMD and Depeche Mode. Their 1st album, released on Monday, 31st August 1981. The first CD version was released in 1995, and a re-release came out in 2004.
Dead Can Dance is the debut studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 27 February 1984 by record label 4AD. This album differs greatly from later Dead Can Dance releases in its incorporation of post-punk and gothic rock musical styles. AllMusic commented on the album's sound: "Bearing much more resemblance to the similarly gripping, dark early work of bands like the Cocteau Twins and The Cure than to the later fusions of music that would come to characterize the duo's sound, Dead Can Dance is as goth as it gets in many places."