The producers of the next Bond film would do well to check out the debut album from Goldfrapp. One half of the duo is ex-Tricky collaborator Alison Goldfrapp who provides the requisite Eartha Kitt, Shirley Bassey moodiness and the other half is Will Gregory who does his share in the keyboards and orchestral arrangements. The combination works best on 'Human'; Goldfrapp's vocals ranging from mumbling to spine-tingling torch singer and Gregory's 60s-flavoured instrumentation combine to perfection. 'Utopia' comes up trumps as well; Goldfrapp choosing to sing like a wounded ice maiden rather than moan like a woman twice her age. The rest of this album is far more subtle; concentrating on generating a cinematic feel rather than exciting the listener; 'Deer Stop' takes 4 minutes to get going and then ends too quickly, 'Oompa Radar' is an over-long inconsequential instrumental. 'Pilots' and the title track fare much better; the orchestration doesn't dominate and the sheer sadness-tinged insouciance gives the project a new identity. Those harbouring thoughts of the next release from Portishead will find much to revel in here.