May 10, 2004
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine. Does everything B*****e wants to do, but fails to, on 'Naughty Girl'. An update rather than a wearily sexless recapitulation of Donna Summer's aching, effortless cyberoticism.
Posted by mark at May 10, 2004 12:49 AM
I totally agree. Machine porno soundtrack. And the video's great -- like this weird cross between some Stevie Nicks fantasy and Neil Jordan's THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, all thanks to the magic of Adobe After Effects.
Oh dear god yes. That and "Train".
It feels very early 80s, in the best nylon static fashion.
Wish I hadn't lost my copy of "Black Cherry" now.
Yes yes yes, I absolutely adore "Strict Machine". One of the best pop embodiments of the "schaeffel" beat too, for those of us who care about such things.
Honestly, I think I've agreed with you about everything lately Mark! Except for the Eamon song, which I absolutely loathe.
I find Goldfrapp a bit too chilly to be honest. Deliberate coldness vs unintentional coldness - neither do much for me.
this is kinda okay. the ewan pearson mix of it is fabulous, though. one of the gayest-sounding hi-nrg electrohouse tracks i've ever heard and all teh nbetter for it.
this is kinda okay. the ewan pearson mix of it is fabulous, though. one of the gayest-sounding hi-nrg electrohouse tracks i've ever heard and all the better for it.
I love "Strict Machine" but isn't it a bit unfair to compare Goldfrapp's finest moment with one of Beyonce's most average?
BTW You should really track down Goldfrapp's excellent cover of "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" - it's like a deliberate attempt to salvage the Madonna/Mirwais aesthetic!
It might be unfair, Tim, if Beyonce had anything to offer BUT average moments (with one notable exception)... The pt was about what can be done with a Moroder-Donna Summer vibe, that was the basis of the comparison...
one un-average moment?
that's kinda unfair.
How many un-average moments did Donna Summer have? ;)
Donna Summer - un average moments?
More than her fair share.
"I Feel Love" is still the pinnacle of 20 century pop music for me.
sorry mark can't go with you on this one; humourless gary glitter retread by overrated session singer who if she loves herself any deeper will end up making herself pregnant.
Marcello --- miaooooooowwwwwwww!