Goldfrapp - Silver Eye

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Silver Eye is the seventh studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, released in March 2017 by Mute Records.

Goldfrapp are an English electronic duo from London, formed in 1999, consisting of of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals, synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer).

Given Goldfrapp 's fondness for following one of their albums with its musical and emotional opposite, they were due for a fun album to balance 2013's gorgeously somber Tales Of Us.

What they deliver with Silver Eye, however, isn't quite so predictable; instead of swinging between extremes, they stake out a more intriguing middle ground. It's true that the album begins with a pair of cybersexy movers that are quintessentially Goldfrapp : "Anymore"'s hydraulic grooves and the disco of "Systemagic" are untouched by EDM or any other trends that surfaced since the last time the duo made its way to the dancefloor.

Silver Eye unfolds, things get more difficult to pin down easily. The hypnotic invocation "Tigerman" and the standout "Become The One", which pairs tweaked, vocals with an undulating beat before shooting into orbit on silvery synths and harmonies, are the first signs that Goldfrapp  aren't working from an obvious template.

They continue to subvert expectations on the album's second half, where they combine reveries that might have been set to orchestral backdrops on previous albums with a largely electronic palette that balances fresh and familiar perfectly. "Faux Suede Drifter"'s languid majesty harks back to Felt Mountain, but the psychedelic contrails of guitars and backwards vocals feel new. Similarly, the galloping percussion underpinning "Beast That Never Was" adds a newfound restlessness to its pristine beauty.

Just when things might be getting too contemplative, Goldfrapp pick up the pace again with the breezy "Everything Is Never Enough", which somehow distils their entire body of work into a single song, and "Ocean" closes the album with operatic drama and industrial crunch.

At once balanced and eclectic, Silver Eye may be the first Goldfrapp  album to represent all the sides of their music equally well - no small feat, considering how long they've been dancing to the beat of their own drum machine.

Check out the tracks: “Anymore”; "Ocean"; "Everything Is Never Enough" and “Systemagic”. 

This LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with art prints and a download code is pressed in Europe on black vinyl.

(5414939952210)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Anymore

3:54

A2

Systemagic

3:38

A3

Tigerman

4:14

A4

Become The One

4:44

A5

Faux Suede Drifter

5:02

B1

Zodiac Black

5:04

B2

Beast That Never Was

4:38

B3

Everything Is Never Enough

5:06

B4

Moon In Your Mouth

4:03

B5

Ocean

4:26

SKU 5414939952210
Record Label Mute
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number STUMM399
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Barcode # 5414939952210
Shipping Weight 0.3900kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Art Prints, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Electronic
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Synth-Pop
Genre Downtempo
Format VINYL LP

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