March 30, 2014 by Me and My Monkeys
The whole album – the whole experience – is like meditating in zero gravity. Misty and drowsy and beautifully thoughtless.
Track one (‘Jo’) is a hypnotic place to start, as Alison G puts our minds on the couch and begins her therapy. She is a kind doctor, whispering answers rather than questions. “Every word is soft as fur”.
The track list reads like a little black book, each name healing and revealing. Each song a piece of a life that could be ours. “I’m drifting deep, deeper in”.
Her spell survives the brief tempo shift of ‘Thea’ and lulls us for a few precious minutes before we wake, afresh, at just the right point of our sleep cycle.
Out of 10? 8
My monkeys suggest:
- Watch Goldfrapp TV playlist below, followed by Alison referencing David Lynch and Night of the Hunter