A musical dream pop project of Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of the British 4AD Records label, the project brought together key
4AD artists, as well as others not signed to the label, under an umbrella name; among others, This Mortal Coil featured
contributions from Howard Devoto, Colourbox, Dead Can Dance and, pivotally, Cocteau Twins. Between 1983 and 1991 This
Mortal Coil released three albums --It'll End in Tears, Filigree & Shadow, and Blood -- each of which consists largely of
atmospheric interpretations of songs by 1970s artists, and a few original songs.