Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending

Always Ascending

Franz Ferdinand

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Released on February 9, 2018 by Domino Recording Co

Main artist: Franz Ferdinand

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:39:48

  1. 1 Always Ascending

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  2. 2 Lazy Boy

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  3. 3 Paper Cages

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  4. 4 Finally

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  5. 5 The Academy Award

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  6. 6 Lois Lane

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  7. 7 Huck And Jim

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  8. 8 Glimpse Of Love

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  9. 9 Feel The Love Go

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

  10. 10 Slow Don't Kill Me Slow

    Franz Ferdinand, Primary - Alex kapranos, Composer - Bob Hardy, Composer - Paul Thomson, Composer - Julian Corrie, Composer Copyright : Domino Recording Co Ltd 2018

About

Peroxide blonde hair, dark eyeshadow, dark suits, and something of a casting change. It's a whole new Franz Ferdinand. The charismatic Nick McCarthy chose to jump ship to concentrate on his own vessel. Undoing a ten-year symbiosis, Alex Kapranos and bassist Bob Hardy had to find a new guitarist. Without any loss of identity, the Swiss army knife sounds of Julian Corrie (Miaoux Miaoux, Maple Leaves) and Dino Bardot gave the Scottish group a new lease of life. And as soon as the dust settled – the album being finished – Corrie's synth-pop blend found a new home.

Recorded over six days in Paris, in the studios of Philippe Zdar, one half of Cassius but also the producer of the Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Phoenix and The Rapture, the well-named Always Ascending has a good-time feel to it. Flirty keyboards with an electro-rock feel perfect for clubs (like the sure-fire hits Feel The Love Go and Always Ascending) give the quartet-cum-quintet a second wind. Inspiration came in 2014 with FFS, which brought them together with their idols and high priests of pop, the Maël brothers, alias Sparks. Five years went by, and the time came for Kapranos's band to concentrate once again on Franz Ferdinand. From standard hit material (Loïc Lane, Lazy Boy) to vague accents of disco in Glimpse Of Love by way of the ballads The Academy Award and Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow, – two contemplative moments amidst this furious medley – this fifth work cements their status as one of Scotland's most important groups. © CS/Qobuz

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In 1997 Domino released Pavement's landmark commercial breakthrough Brighten The Corners which was followed a year later by Elliot Smith's Either/Or  and in 1999 the debut album by Will Oldham as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See Darkness: a series of albums that confirmed the label's reputation as the preeminent European home of American music. Bell's desire to work with British bands as innovative and singular as his American artists reached fruition in the late nineties with the signings of Four Tet, Clinic, James Yorkston and The Kills.    All were acts with a distinct identity that established Domino as a label interested in creativity rather than in any particular ...

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