July 1, 2008
Goldfrapp: To be consumed by you again
The b-sides for the recent Goldfrapp singles have been disappointing. Unlike past projects, there have been no new songs, just alternate takes and remixes. This is odd because Will Gregory said they'd recorded more songs than they used. CD2 for Caravan Girl is pretty worthy, though, and it has the wispy, golden cover above.
The choral recording of Caravan Girl (minute long sample below!) is perfect because it pays homage to the New Seekers style that influenced Alison and Will when they recorded Seventh Tree. Monster Love - a masterpiece in the Goldfrapp canon - is entirely new recording as well and equally pretty.
Mute have been releasing the various mixes on iTunes US and UK, which is lovely, no?