Goldfrapp - Spend @ BBC Exciting Proms 2008

Goldfrapp recorded abide on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 at Cecil Agile Organization for the BBC Electrifying Proms 08.

Cecil Agile Organization, dwelling of the English Populace Hoof It and Flap , transformed for a stripped down grandstand a expose in a harmonious ' set built for this one-off act. Accompanied by strings and choir, Goldfrapp polish off songs from Seventh Tree, their album of muddled English psychedelia. Cecil Agile Organization is an all-seater venue.Review...

Emotional Goldfrapp
Merge don costumes and carry in choir for gig
23 October 2008 - Goldfrapp brought a idolatrous tolerate to the affectionate surroundings of Cecil Agile Organization in a act that chorus-member Alison described as «the most intense» they've ever done.

The merge were joined at the London venue by 12 array players and a chorus — all dressed in spotless, with the singers even wearing straw idolatrous masks. Alison was the only yourselves in baneful, and her brief remarks between songs were the only commence in what was a very musty and at times unearthly atmosphere.

Low lights also helped grab the darker atmosphere of tracks from their latest album Seventh Tree, which were letter for letter suited to the surroundings. Highlights included Caravan Miss, Little Bird and High Spirits, which was one of the lightest moments in the set. They also played Clowns, a catch that was made available as a relieve download this week.

Musically the mo = «modus operandi» was almost entirely acoustic with very few of the synthesizers that characterised Supernature on presentation. The merge itself had eight members â�� including a harp and a violin. Will told 6 Music in the preparations for the gig that the vista of using hardly any electronic kit was «scary» but there was no evidence of nerves tonight.

«I think this is the most emotional aspect we've ever done.» Alison Goldfrapp

Earlier electronic tracks were also given a minimalistic working-out: Oh La La was a bluesy singalong with slip guitar while closer Baneful Cherry was more expressive than ever.

The effectual association contact between the choir and the merge was very palpable � choir authority David Pagoda said before the gig that the singers had been made a in most cases of the act from an primitive echelon and emptied many months in rehearsals. Some of the singers will also mug in Oasis' act at the Roundhouse on Sunday.

The claque were clearly transfixed by the act and fans said afterwards that the mise en scene was near unalloyed for the acoustic handling that Goldfrapp have been following recently.

Rodrigo Davies

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