After perfecting the hell out of the electro angle they went after on Black Cherry with 2005's Supernature, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have picked a pitch perfect change of direction. If the lead single, "A&E," is any indication, they're intent on moving into Kate Bush's old territory. All airy longing and surging electronic burble. Oh, I'm thrilled.
Here's the new thing:
And the string it plucks in my brain:
Who knows if the album can deliver on the single's grand promise. But I'm eager to find out.