Felt Mountain

Felt Mountain

by Goldfrapp

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Overview

Felt Mountain

Though her collaborations with Tricky, Orbital, and Add N To X focused on the sheer beauty and power of her singing, on her debut album Felt Mountain Allison Goldfrapp also explores more straightforward styles. Together with composer/multi-instrumentalist Will Gregory, Goldfrapp wraps her unearthly voice around songs that borrow from '60s pop, cabaret, folk, and electronica without sounding derivative or unfocused. From the sci-fi/spy film hybrids "Human" and "Lovely Head" to the title track's icy purity, the duo strikes a wide variety of poses, giving Felt Mountain a stylized, theatrical feel that never veers into campiness. Though longtime fans of Goldfrapp's voice may wish for more the exuberant, intoxicating side of her sound, lovelorn ballads like "Pilots," "Deer Stop," and "Horse's Tears" prove that she is equally able at carrying -- and writing -- more traditional tunes. A strange and beautiful mix of the romantic, eerie, and world-weary, Felt Mountain is one of 2000's most impressive debuts.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2000
Label: Mute U.S.
UPC: 0724596913529
catalogNumber: 9135
Rank: 84183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goldfrapp   Primary Artist
Stuart Gordon   Violin,Viola
Tony Orrell   Drums
John Parish   Drums
Adrian Utley   Bass Guitar
Nick Batt   Percussion,Synthesizer Bass
Will Gregory   Keyboards
John Cornick   Trombone
B. Waghorn   Tenor Saxophone
Rowan Oliver   Percussion
Andy Bush   Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

David Lord   Engineer
Nick Batt   Programming,Engineer
Alison Goldfrapp   Composer,Producer
Will Gregory   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Kevin Paul   Engineer
Rowan Oliver   String Ensemble
Goldfrapp   Composer

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Felt Mountain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was introduced to goldfrapp through an educated pal with a penchant for offbeat music that really makes you sit up and take notice! from my first listen, "felt mountain" had it's hooks in me and after hundreds of spins, has not stopped blowing me away!!! the sheer beauty of alison's voice takes me anew each time...."human" is one of the most thrilling songs that i have ever heard! i swear that she is channelling some chilled-out shirley bassey! if it were up to me goldfrapp would have done the title song of the new james bond film instead of madonna. somehow this music just seems to fit that genre quite well....this cd is an absolute must have for any cultured (or not so!) listener......