Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, October 5, 2012

GOLDFRAPP / Seventh Tree (2008)

The in-your-face glam / electro-pop of the previous 2 albums was dropped on this release in favour of a calm and dreamy synthesiser folk sound that drifts along nicely.  Happily the dramatic change of pace didn't mean a similarly dramatic drop in quality.  The music is a good fit to Alison’s vocal tones, including her indecipherable pastoral mumblings, and even when it seems forced she’s confident enough to convince us it doesn't.
Some things haven’t changed, there is still theft (aka homage) on many tracks from artists of a bygone era, most notably from The Beatles at their most psychedelic.

Songs of Note: Little Bird; A & E

4 roads to somewhere lush out of 5

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