It was leaked last November so it's a reasoble bet that it's been heard by a lot of people already, but on Monday 25th February Goldfrapp's fourth album Seventh Tree is finally available to buy.
For fans of Goldfrapp's last two electro-centric records who missed the debut, Felt Mountain, there's much to bemuse. And while there are rhythmic and atmospheric harks back to that first - still gorgeous - record, Seventh Tree is a more complete work than that, or indeed Black Cherry and Supernature.
Will Gregory has amassed some truly gorgeous synth sounds. On Cologne Cerrone Houdini there's a plunky bass that's surely straight out of Berlin's Take My Breath Away. And it does - this track seems destined to soundtrack an advert for chocolate. Or sex. Or maybe both together.
Caravan Girl is the poppiest moment on the record, but it's the hues and shades of the subtler songs that make this album what it is.
Anyway, John has reviewed it here. Four stars, he says, and that's despite no deviant theremin sex moments, for shame.
The whole shebang is streaming at their MySpaz page. What do you make of it?