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Thea – Totem Mix

Mark Wallis remix of Thea by Goldfrapp

This is one of the stand out tracks from Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us album, remixed by me, rocking the tribal flavour and adding a few angry mobs here and there. Sit back and grab a burning torch – it’s Thea, the Totem mix! (Video now showing here)

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Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us – Reviewed

The dust is settling in Manchester after a storming performance from Goldfrapp at The Albert Hall, showcasing their new album Tales of Us.

Due for release in September, the new songs whisper and tiptoe deceptively before soaring on epic choruses, leaving the audience stunned. There’s the wistful romance of old black and white French films and noirish nostalgia, magical and sinister as Goldfrapp leave behind their abstractions for character sketches and love letters. The lyrical veil is never quite lifted, and that’s fine because Goldfrapp are at their best when they’re being mysterious.. The sunny warmth of Clowns, from the Seventh Tree album, seems to shine through most of the songs, balancing the shadows, but an aching sense of loss makes the spine shiver, as Alison appears to ponder her past with quiet ambiguity.

The grand old chapel was the perfect setting for the album reveal, and the effect of the sun setting behind the stained glass windows was bewitching as the orchestra flowed and the choir soared to to a climax which took everyone by surprise. Old trouper Caravan Girl was transformed into a towering gospel anthem.

The last time I heard an album so rich with emotion was k d lang’s Ingenue, the glowing end of the perfect post-coital cigarette. And just on the evidence of Drew, which you can watch above, Tales of Us seems destined to be a classic.

Listen to one of the stand out songs, Stranger here

Download here (right click this link)

Also check out my Totem Mix of Thea here.

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Goldfrapp – new album debut live at The Albert Hall

Alison Goldfrapp, The Albert Hall Manchester

The spellbinding sound of Goldfrapp playing to their strengths is driving fandom wild. Teaser track Drew was released as a beautiful video on Monday, and Manchester is holding it’s breath for the album reveal, live at The Albert hall, Manchester. This particular Albert Hall is an ancient chapel, which suits the nourish, classical feel to Goldfrapp’s songwriting: haunting tunes and echoes of movie soundtracks. Accompanied by a choir and a 20-piece string orchestra, courtesy of The Royal Northern College of Music, this looks like being a night to remember in Manchester’s most haunted building. Alison Goldfrapp, The Albert Hall, Manchester

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Tales of Us – The new album from Goldfrapp

Tales of Us, the new Goldfrapp album

Due to land in early September, the new album from electronic duo Goldfrapp sounds like the best of their astral debut Felt Mountain and the psychedelic classic Seventh Tree  blended into a unique signature sound. This teaser trailer is the first taste, and I’ll be reporting from the live album reveal show in Manchester later in July, July, July. Hop on over to High Tunes, my music blog for a sneak preview of the album….

High-Tunes-FB-BannerAlso, check out my Totem mix of Thea here, one of the stand out tracks from the album

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random access MemoriesHop on over to High Tunes to stream the new album for free!

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