Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stradivarius reswizzling

There has been mucho discussion and frustration over the singles campaign for Goldfrapp's latest longplayer, "Head First". Many agree that it's a fabulous album full of fire and amyl nitrate. A heady mix, club kittens.

However, despite the album having the potential to be mined for many singles, the first two, "Rocket" and "Alive", just didn't cut a swathe through the charts.

Now, with the third single, "Believer", about to drop on September 6, it seems the momentum has fizzled regardless of it being another brilliant slab of pop. Sadly, the world is being taken over by unexciting, autotuned R&B from Ne-Yo, Drake, Derulo, Cruz, et al.

While "Rocket" and "Alive" had some fabulous remixes from Richard X and Dave Audé, respectively, the reswizzled productions for "Believer" don't carry quite the same punch. That is, until you get to the last mix on the CD single by Davide Rossi.

Now THAT is what I'm talking about. More plz! Lush! Goosebumps! Heartstrings! *swoon* You can always get me with a well arranged string quartet, my lovelies.

Davide is currently on tour with Goldfrapp as part of their live band. He plays a mean electric violin.

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