The fourth album by the Cocteau Twins saw another reinvention occur. On this occasion the drum machines were foregoed in favour of a much more minimalist approach. The severe mood change is encapsulated on the opening track 'Lazy Calm': saxophone accompaniment from Dif Juz's Richard Thomas, subdued guitar effects and a relaxing tune that moves along quietly at the pace of a floating glacier. 'Fluffy Tufts' and 'Little Spacey' are as feather-light and unthreatening as their titles suggest but there's an air of disquiet which suggests that all is not well in the imaginary world the group have created. 'Throughout The Dark Months Of April And May' and the two tracks which mark the end of the album serve as moments of sadness and tragedy, Liz Frazer sings like a siren luring naive listeners into her domain whilst the musical backdrop - compared to 'Treasure' and 'Head Over Heels' - sounds archaic yet fantastic. Yet despite the hidden depths of the record, 'Victorialand' is one of those rare albums which can be recommended for headache sufferers.