Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser Pays Tribute to Fallen Echo & the Bunnymen Member on New EP
Published Dec 14, 2009Often dubbed the "fifth Bunnyman," musician Jake Brockman was a member of Echo & the Bunnymen during their peak, from 1989 to 1992, as well as a member of the British dance duo BOM with Damon Reece. Tragically, Brockman died in a motorcycle accident in September, and to remember him, Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser has now prepared an EP in his honour.
The release features a track dubbed "Moses" that was written and performed by Fraser, Brockman and Reece (who's also Fraser's partner and musical collaborator), as well as two remixes. The EP is now available digitally on iTunes and can be purchased as a limited twelve-inch record from Rough Trade on January 26. All proceeds from both releases will go towards Brockman's family.
In a statement, Fraser and Reece remembered Brockman:
A talented musician, a technical genius/blagger, a jack-of-all-trades and master of many, Jake was a vibrant reminder to us all of what it is to be alive. His lust for life, keen intellect and Dunkirk spirit were a beacon of light in a world that is rapidly fading into mediocrity and convenience. As unique and individual as the classic motorcycles he loved so much, Jake was the last of the Mohicans. The Earth is a duller planet without him.
Thanks to Blurt for the heads-up.
2. "Moses" (Thighpaulsandra remix)
3. "Moses" (Spaceland remix)