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Mon, 29 Aug 2005


Goldfrapp, Supernature
LP, Mute

So what's Goldfrapp been doing over the last year or so? Rocking out in a glam kind of way is certainly one thing. The first track even has a distant echo of T Rex.

This now looks like a deliberate path from the feted otherworldliness of Felt Mountain, through the disco influence of her last album, to this. Is it an effort to broaden the listening base, or just someone following their own interests? I don't know, but the publicity campaign this time around seems a lot bigger than any that went before and Goldfrapp has always shown that her heart is more glam than art.

You might get the idea from reading this that she's headed into full pop land but that's not really the case. It's more a matter of emphasis. There has always been pop in what she does but the layers of ethereality have become less.

As usual, the production is very interesting with all kinds of things surfacing and then fading, and her voice very nicely mixed throughout the whole thing. Will you like it? If you're from the art/soundscape side of the street, perhaps not. A lot of people will like it. (thunderfinger)

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