Boy have I read, watched and listened to Goldfrapp interviews.
I started following them about seven years ago. They were finished touring Supernature and working on who knows what kind of album. It was all secrecy and specullation.
The other day I found by chance a beautiful interview that dates about a year before that, they sound relaxed and happy and pretty much at home with the interviewer, dear fellow Dan Kramer, who I contacted and he thought propper to send me the audio file that made me so happy.
In this interview they go back on a trip down memory lane and explain some of the inside rare details of many tracks rarelly spoken of.
You can enjoy this jewel HERE.
As for Dan, thank you fellow! Thanks a lot!
Moenia - Ni tú ni nadie
One ot the best videos ever. Alaska,from Fangoria said to be very fond of this version of her hit song, due to the fact that it is different than the original, therefore a version, not a cover.
Lovely, motivating, funny video.
Hello Again - Record
I found by chance this short film that depicts how various people live in different ways the same piece of music. Made by the Lincoln Company in an iniciative that asks artists to re-imagine the familiar into new and exciting.
I personally felt identified and experienced a strong flashback to my childhood, watching my grandfather treat his vynils with devotion.
I thpught it was utterly genius to place the camera in the spinning vynil, that sole thing earns this short a place in the rank of The Best Videos Ever.
Straight out of the oven, the performance of Goldfrapp on today’s emission of Later… with Jools Holland:
Goldfrapp - Annabel
This song is about a novel of the same name versing on a girl trapped in the body of a boy, Alison expresses her believe we can be more than ONE thing in so many aspects of life, sexuality being one of them, in this song and the film that acompannies it.
One of the BEST VIDEOS EVER
NELLY FURTADO - TURN OFF THE LIGHT
Free Pussy Riot for a better Russia for all of us. Please.
Korobycinik or ‘The young peddler’ is a russian folk song about a young ambulant seller who offers a young lady rich fabrics, she bargains, and he tells her he himself has paid high prizes for them, so in the quiet darkness, they settle the affair, the fabrics for a kiss.
A romantic analogy for love and the goods a relationship brings.
This particular version, it seems to me, is performed by the neorussian kids with whom I will get along so well, the kind of curious kids who would peep into their grandparent’s vynil collection and now, all grown up, combine that ancient culture with the modern ways, like evolution is supposed to be.
Bill Withers - Ain’t no sunshine
This tremendously erotic song is one of the best songs ever. Period.
An introduction to the documentary cientific side of Björk’s ‘Biophilia’.
This is one of the best videos ever.
I often describe Dead Letters by The Rasmus as a perfect album. It has only 10 songs, All of ‘em good. It doesn’t have a song to miss or spare. Highly reccomendable for a run or a cleaning day or a work out session, an energizing, light, fun to sing along record.
This just arrived here in London.
The long expected documentary following the process of the making of the biophilia record and world tour, a VERY shallow view of a SPLENDOROUS GLORIOUS MASTERPIECE.
This is hot out of the oven.
Goldfrapp - Drew
Visual Representation of the Music made by Adobe Audition CS5.5 for a better understandment of it´s structure.
Goldfrapp - Drew
About a month ago Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory surprised us with the announcement of a glorious project called ‘Tales of us’ wich is to be their sixth studio recording. The first we could hear of it came in the form of a trailer of a suspense film that you can watch here.
For a long time Goldfrapp have expressed how they are extremely inspired by films and cinema, and how much they would like to compose for films. In fact, before Goldfrapp Will used to make a living composing for movies and tv shows, and Alison spent pretty much all last year sharing with us things about the wamongous amount of films she was watching and how much she loves it. It was about time they engaged in some cinematic affairs of their own.
Tales of us will consist of 10 pieces, each one named after one person, for each one they will record a short film of the length of the song alongside Lisa Gunning, 4 of them already completed, as far as we know.
The first film of the series that will conform the Tales of us movie that will be shown on cinemas later on, is Drew, and it premiered a couple days ago on their website. On it we can see an elegant woman played by Alison who wanders around a large estate, apparently remembering good past times, and she is joined by the phantoms of the memories, who joyously invite her to take a trip down memory lane. It merges beutifully with the music creating a cohesive rythm between visuals and music, which has been a Goldfrapp hallmark for quite some time.
As far as the instrumentation goes, it has the orchestration and the mystery of Felt Mountain, the dark sensual tone of Black Cherry, the piano of Some People, the voice distortion filter of Clowns, the guitars of Seventh Tree, and beautiful, dramatic, and overall, unexpected touches of cello. All and all this record seems to be a happier Felt Mountain. Only time will say.
You can pre-order here. And overall you can
Touch, by Daft Punk and Paul Williams.
Visual Representation made by Adobe Audition CS5 for a better understanding of the structure of the song.
There was such a hype around Daft Punk’s new album that I called EMI and asked them for a copy. A couple hours later I had a copy of Random Access Memories in a format I personally love: iTunes LP.
The art is really pretty and embodies well the record. If you go to the gallery you will see the pieces that illustrate this work. A pair of detailed plans of the helmets of the duo, as if James Bond himself had photographed them with a camera hidden in his qwartz and shared them with me on the most secret confidence. I wonder if this is the source of people’s pictures on the net wearing the exact same helmets… Would have someone shared the secret plans?
The music is good. The truth is that the video above is what motivated me to give it a listen, video which is a zillion times better than the official. But Touch is my favourite piece in the record. A hymn where you can hear a hommage to several important ages of music. My favourite part is the 20’s reminiscent brass band, you can also hear hints of disco and italian ballad, among others, is the track where I feel they apply what Giorgio Moroder says about forgetting about structure in music, (I attach a visual representation of the track made by Adobe Audition, which I used to better understand it’s form) speaking of which, the lyrics to the track Giorgio by Moroder are an interview where Giorgio himself tells the story of how he first became a musician.
In my opinion this record is conformed by Touch, then Get Lucky and Giorgio by Moroder, Give life back to music is sort of catchy, aside of those, the others are easy listenig tracks that could play low on the back of your studio, the elevator of a sushi restaurant or your grams birthday party. Good easy listening.