With a last name like Goldfrapp, you’d better start a band or something. British chanteuse Alison Goldfrapp and musician Will Gregory have been whipping up ethereal, otherworldly sounds for over 15 years. I first heard of the duo back in the early-2000s on one of the many lounge music compilation disks in my collection at the time. The tune? This haunting throwback to black-and-white frightfests, “Lovely Head.”
But it was this latest album, Tales of Us, that recently grabbed my attention, transporting me through sonic time and space, no matter if I’m traveling or writing. Check out some of my favorites from the album’s deluxe edition (but you’ll love the whole thing).