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out now: Goldfrapp – Silver Eye [Mute]

January 26, 2017
 

Artist:
Goldfrapp

 

Title:
Silver Eye

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM399

 

Release Date:
31st March 2017

 

Format:
CD, clear vinyl, black vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Anymore

02.
Systemagic

03.
Tigerman

04.
Become The One

05.
Faux Suede Drifter

06.
Zodiac Black

07.
Beast That Never Was

08.
Everything Is Never Enough

09.
Moon in Your Mouth

10.
Ocean

 

Tracklist Japanese Edition:
01.
Anymore

02.
Systemagic

03.
Tigerman

04.
Become The One

05.
Faux Suede Drifter

06.
Zodiac Black

07.
Beast That Never Was

08.
Everything Is Never Enough

09.
Moon in Your Mouth

10.
Ocean

11.
Anymore
(Joe Goddard Remix)

 

Press Info (English):
Goldfrapp will release their seventh studio album ‘Silver Eye’ on March 31st through Mute.

The band, consisting of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, also reveal their new single ‘Anymore’. Featuring strident strands of underground electronica, sensual melody and metal machine pop at its core, the new track is an assertive return from the uncompromising duo.

Goldfrapp follow up 2013’s album ‘Tales of Us’ with the deep, dark and electronic musical palette of ‘Silver Eye’, their brand new studio album, made with an eclectic collection of new collaborators. Alison and Will spent 10 days in Dallas with John Congleton, Grammy-winning producer of St. Vincent, John Grant and Wild Beasts. In London they teamed up with electronic composer Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak. Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams added abstract guitar textures. The album was mixed by David Wrench (The xx, fka Twigs, Caribou).

On the making the album, Alison Goldfrapp said: “We’ve never liked repeating ourselves. Often we react to things we’ve just done. We like the spontaneity of not knowing. It’s only through the process that we start to figure out what it is. The fans who have stuck with us are the ones who embrace that idea and are excited by the thought that they don’t know quite what to expect next.”

Will Gregory added: “I think writing an album is like being lost in a wood. You’re trying to figure out an interesting path. You don’t know whether it’s going to be a dead end or somewhere interesting and you never know when to stop because around the corner some beautiful vista might open up.”

Alison headed to Fuerteventura, a volcanic island in the Canary Islands, to produce the remarkable visuals for the record, all of which were devised and shot by her. The black sands, stark cliffs, rolling dunes and blazing blue skies, captured in her own photographs, are a total complement to the elemental drama of the music on the album. Working with stunning twins who she spotted on the street in London, Alison created and shot a set of visuals that are as arresting as they are idiosyncratic. In demand more and more as a photographer, Alison has been commissioned for other projects in the past including shooting Laura Mvula live at Somerset House.

Goldfrapp will be performing a very special show at London’s Roundhouse on March 27th where they will showcase new music from ‘Silver Eye’. Tickets go on sale this Friday with a special fan pre-sale from Wednesday March 25th. Fans should sign up to the mailing list at http://www.goldfrapp.com to get early access to the tickets.

Silver Eye is released March 31st and is available to pre-order now.

 

Press Info (German):
Am 31.03.2017 veröffentlichen Goldfrapp alias Alison Goldfrapp und Will Gregory, ihr siebtes Studioalbum „Silver Eye” via Mute.

Die erste Single trägt den Titel „Anymore“ und ist hier zu hören (siehe unten): Bruchstücke schneidender Underground-Electronica treffen auf sinnliche Melodien und markieren nicht weniger als die Goldfrapp’sche Rückkehr zu ihrem ikonischen Metal Machine Pop.

War ihr letztes Album „Tales of Us“ bestimmt von großem, dunklen Songwriter-Folk in der Tradition des Great American Songbooks, ist „Silver Eye“ eine Ansammlung düsterer elektronischer Musiken. Dance Music im weitesten Sinne, auch wenn mancher beim Hören eher an heidnische Rituale und nicht an einen Club-Soundtrack denken mag. Ein an der Oberfläche kalter, metallischer Sound, unter dem ein warmer Strom aus Blut rinnt. Transzendentale Schönheit, die oft einer unheimlichen Natur entspringt: Der in eine Bestie verwandelte „Tigerman“ etwa im gleichnamigen Stück, „ascending from the moonlit hills“. Das titelgebende Silberauge des Mondes selbst in „Systemagic“, „mountains with eyes“ im Stück „Everything is never enough“ und nicht zuletzt die in der dunklen Wasseroberfläche sich spiegelnden Sterne in „Zodiac Black“; allesamt Teil dieses Narratives. Und natürlich wären Goldfrapp nicht Goldfrapp, würden sie nicht Soundscapes einweben, die einer Film-Musik würdig sind.

„Silver Eye“ entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit einer ganzen Reihe an Mitstreitern: 10 Tage etwa verbrachten Alison und Will in Dallas mit John Congleton, dem Grammy-dekorierten Produzenten von St. Vincent, John Grant und Wild Beasts. In London schlossen sie sich mit dem elektronischen Klangpionier Bobby Krlic alias The Haxan Cloak zusammen. Der Brian Eno-Kollaborateur Leo Abrahams fügte abstrakte Gitarren-Texturen hinzu. Den finalen Album-Mix besorgten schließlich David Wrench (The xx, fka Twigs, Caribou) und Daniel Miller.

Zum Entstehungsprozess des Albums befragt, sagt Alison: “We’ve never liked repeating ourselves. Often we react to things we’ve just done. We like the spontaneity of not knowing. It’s only through the process that we start to figure out what it is. The fans who have stuck with us are the ones who embrace that idea and are excited by the thought that they don’t know quite what to expect next.”

Will Gregory ergänzt: “I think writing an album is like being lost in a wood. You’re trying to figure out an interesting path. You don’t know whether it’s going to be a dead end or somewhere interesting and you never know when to stop because around the corner some beautiful vista might open up.”

Die das Album begleitende visuelle Ebene entwickelte Alison Goldfrapp, die in letzter Zeit ohnehin immer mehr als Fotografin gefragt ist, selbst – ihr Instagram Account legt beredt Zeugnis davon ab. Zuletzt fotografierte sie unter anderem Lara Mvula live im Somerset House. Auch die Kampagnenfotos für die Veröffentlichung von „Silver Eye“ schoss sie in Eigenregie auf der Vulkan-Insel Fuerteventura. Der schwarze Sand, die schroffen Klippen und verwehenden Dünen, der gleißend blaue kanarische Himmel auf den dort entstandenen Fotos komplementieren das elementare Drama des Albums.

Am 27.03. werden Goldfrapp im Londoner Roundhouse eine Special Performance spielen und die neuen Stücke zum ersten Mal live aufführen. Der Vorverkauf dafür beginnt diesen Freitag. Unter http://www.goldfrapp.com kann man sich registrieren, um frühestmöglich Zugriff auf die Tickets zu erhalten.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Anymore”

“Ocean”

“Moon In Your Mouth”

 

Videos:
“Anymore”

“Systemagic”

 

Recommendations:
album “Tales Of Us “
compilation “The Singles”

 

Buy CD:
Goldfrapp shop (incl. postcards)
MuteBank
Roguh Trade
more soon

 

Buy Japanese CD:
Amazon JPp
more soon

 

Buy Limited Vinyl Edition:
Goldfrapp shop (incl. post cards)
MuteBank
Roguh Trade
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Goldfrapp shop (incl. postcards)
MuteBank
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Goldfrapp shop
more soon

 

Websites:
Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp (German)
Goldfrapp @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo By Alison Goldfrapp
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