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Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp

Felt Mountain

by Goldfrapp


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Barcode: 4050538664355
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
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Felt Mountain, the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, was released on 11 September 2000, through Mute Records. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of music styles such as 1960s pop, cabaret, folk, and electronica, the album received positive reviews for its simultaneous smarminess and seductiveness, coupled with elegance and grace. It peaked at number 57 on the UK Albums Chart and achieved gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in October 2001. In 2001, Felt Mountain was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, an esteemed award for the best British or Irish album from the previous year.

Goldfrapp, having signed with Mute Records in August 1999, commenced the recording of their debut album in September 1999. The recording process, conducted in a rented bungalow in Wiltshire, spanned six months and was notably challenging for Alison Goldfrapp, who often worked alone amidst disturbances from mice and insects. Gregory, Goldfrapp’s partner in the duo, described the sessions as intense due to his unfamiliarity with collaborative composition. Goldfrapp contributed to the album’s lyrics, drawing inspiration from science fiction, films, childhood memories, and the solitude experienced during recording.

Musically diverse, Felt Mountain incorporates influences from 1960s pop, cabaret, folk, and electronica. The opening track, “Lovely Head,” with its high lonesome whistling and processed vocals, draws inspiration from Shirley Bassey and served as the album’s lead single. The second track, “Paper Bag,” explores themes of unrequited love. “Human,” the third single, features a mambo-style beat, while “Pilots,” inspired by John Barry’s James Bond theme songs, describes travelers floating in the atmosphere above the earth.

The ballad “Deer Stop” presents childlike vocals and sexually suggestive lyrics. The title track is influenced by Goldfrapp’s imagery of a wolf being whipped in a Tudor house overlooking a snowy landscape. “Oompa Radar,” inspired by Roman Polanski’s film Cul-de-Sac, employs cabaret influences, utilising a flugelhorn and a cuckoo clock to shift between tempos. “Utopia,” released as the second single, and the minimalist piano ballad “Horse Tears” conclude the album.

A1 Lovely Head
A2 Paper Bag
A3 Human
A4 Pilots
A5 Deer Stop
B1 Felt Mountain
B2 Oompa Radar
B3 Utopia
B4 Horse Tears
Catalogue No.: 4050538664355
Barcode: 4050538664355
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Downtempo
Label: Mute
Released: 2022
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Special Edition, Stereo, Gold Translucent, Gatefold

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