By David Chiu
Beginning with the opening track, the folkish “Clowns,” Goldfrapp’s latest album Seventh Tree departs from the disco frenzy of their previous record Supernature. In fact it is at times rather subdued, soulful and more natural sounding—certainly the case of “Little Bird” and “A&E” are some of the examples of this direction. The duo of sultry vocalist Allison Goldfrapp and instrumentalist Will Gregory certainly hasn’t taken the ‘electronic’ out their sound—there are still those lush, ambient touches merging with acoustic guitar—but the songs aren’t exactly danceable. The focus certainly is on the music and the results are still great.
Check out the video of “A&E” by Goldfrapp: