Goldfrapp uncompromising but addictive with Anymore
London electronic duo Goldfrapp never want to become predictable in their approach to making music.
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory make up the synth-drenched collective who teamed with London electronic composer Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak and Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams. The new album Silver Eye is all set to be released in late March on Mute records. The first single Anymore has an addictive pulsating rhythm perfectly complemented by Alison’s arresting vocal.
“We’ve never liked repeating ourselves,” explains Alison. “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.”
“I think writing an album is like being lost in the woods,” adds Will. “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 who started her career as a dancer and performance artist has a strong eye for visuals as evidenced in the video for Anymore. The setting is Fuerteventura, a rugged volcanic oasis in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. The harsh landscape of black sands, jagged cliffs and rolling dunes contrasted with bright blue skies gives an androgynous almost alien feel to the setting.
We’ve been receiving heavy positive reaction to the single on our Spotify playlist with people making comparisons to Phantogram even though Goldfrapp have been recording since 2000. They're more popular in Europe than the United States, but that could change very soon.