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Taken from their album of 2003, “Black Cherry”, I first heard “Hairy Trees” as a sample on Tom Middleton’s excellent mash-up “The Trip.”  A quick sojourn to the local record shop and I could not only buy “BC”, but their first album, “Felt Mountain.” This turned out to be much more atmospheric and seductive than the synth pop of “Black Cherry.”

The one exception to this glam-rock style, however, was the track “Hairy Trees” which shows off Alison Goldfrapp’s vocals to great effect and has those soaring soundscapes of which I’m so fond!

Hats off to Goldfrapp. They constantly reinvent themselves, even though you’ll find their music lurking in the Electronica section. Lush listening.

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About the Curator: Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons - Musicto Curator

I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.

In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?

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