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Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

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Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

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Goldfrapp began recording their sixth studio album, Tales of Us, in April 2011, recording in the English countryside, then mixing in London. A re-launch of the band's official website was synchronised with the announcement, which featured a video trailer directed by Lisa Gunning. The duo debuted songs from Tales of Us at the Manchester International Festival on 17 and 18 July 2013.

The track "Drew" premiered on 15 July 2013 on Lauren Laverne's BBC Radio 6 Music morning show. On the same day, the full Lisa Gunning-directed "Drew" music video was uploaded to the duo's website and to YouTube. "Thea" was released on 24 March 2014 as the first official single from the album.

On 20 January 2014, Goldfrapp announced a one-off screening of their thirty-minute film anthology Tales of Us, which was shown by Arts Alliance Media in select theatres across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand on the evening of 4 March. Co-created by Alison Goldfrapp and Gunning, the film follows five characters—Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabel—and spans themes of love, loss, madness and identity. The film was followed immediately by an exclusive live performance by Goldfrapp transmitted into cinemas from AIR Studios in London.

The song "Annabel" was inspired by Kathleen Winter's 2010 novel of the same name, about an intersex child being raised as a boy. Gunning, who directed the video for the song, optioned feature-film rights to the novel in 2014. "Clay" is based on a letter written by World War II veteran Brian Keith to his lover, another soldier known as "Dave". – Wiki 

“A prologue to Tales of Us: A foggy creek lies ahead, dragonflies buzz in your ear, and as you tiptoe to the water’s edge, vibrant colors swirl around like melted Crayola crayons. Suddenly, there’s a prick at your nose and a fairy-like creature whizzes by giggling and taunting. Bottom line: You’re not in Kansas anymore; you’re in a quixotic fantasy designed and governed by Goldfrapp.

By far the duo’s most intimate and lavish recording to date, Tales of Us offers up a gateway into the mind of Alison Goldfrapp as she takes listeners to her innermost fears. Influenced by cinema and a fascination for the fantastical, the London outfit’s sixth studio album washes away their signature electronic disco for a complex mesh between trip-hop and lounge. Gooey electronic lulls drench the album’s morose narrative of war, failed romance, hallucinations, murder, betrayal, and folklore.

…It’s a thought-provoking morning record, saved for the hours just before dawn, when everything’s still, life only dwells, and fantasies feel comparable.” – Consequence of Sound

Item description:        

Artist:

Goldfrapp

Title:

Tales of Us

Label:

Mute

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK & Europe

Release Date:

2013

Genre:

Electronic, Pop

Style:

Downtempo, Indie Pop, Synth-pop

Catalog No:

STUMM356, 5099961576018

Condition:

New