On November 15th, 1985, Cocteau Twins released the EP Tiny Dynamine (Dynamine is a genus of nymphalid butterfly found in South America), part of a pair of EP’s whose tracks were originally test material, to probe the capabilities of a new studio.
The material, with song titles inspired by butterflies and moths, proved to be quite remarkably good, however—so Tiny Dynamine, and Echoes in a Shallow Bay were both released within two weeks of each other, with the latter being released on November 29th.
Many fans had originally picked up both these EP’s in the Cocteau Twins CD singles box set that had been released in 1991, but there have been some editions of these two EP’s released together.
Below, watch a version of the track “Pink Orange Red” from Tiny Dynamine performed on The Tube.
- “Pink Orange Red”
- “Ribbed and Veined”
- “Plain Tiger”
- “Sultitan Itan”