Foxbase Alpha is the first album by British band Saint Etienne, released in 1991. The album was recorded in a style which drew on the club culture and house music of the time, but also incorporates the group's characteristic love of 1960s pop, with tracks also bridged by samples from films or by short songs. At the time of recording, Sarah Cracknell was not fully part of the group, and as a result she does not sing on "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", which is sung by Moira Lambert.
Saint Etienne’s 1992 debut carefully balances the previous decade’s indie-pop guitars, sweetly sung melodies, breezy moods-with the shuffling breakbeats and electronic accents of acid house. She’s the One summons the ’60s with sparkling tambourines and samples of The Four Tops and The Crystals, and Carnt Sleep balances airy vocals with a skeletal dub-reggae rhythm section. The highlight is Only Love Can Break Your Heart, which unexpectedly reimagines Neil Young’s song as lilting, breakbeat-driven piano house, at once carefree and wistful. Foxbase Alpha Saint Etienne.
Complete your Saint Etienne collection. Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha. Genere: Electronic, Pop. Stile: House, Synth-pop. Foxbase Alpha (CD, Album, Club). Vendi questa versione. 9 26793-2, 9 26793-2-DJ.
Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Foxbase Alpha. Labels Warner Music Group Heavenly Recordings. Members owning this album0. 1. This Is Radio Etienne. 2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne. com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. com's standard return policy will apply. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Most of the songs on the album were drawn from samples of songs that they liked. Although the melodies were mostly pop, the backing tracks had an acid house feel that was driven by propulsive and repetitive drum beats and bass lines. Intermittently throughout the songs, vocals, piano washes, and trumpet fills were thrown on top of these acid house backing tracks.
Evocative of time (early ‘90s) and emblematic of place (London), ‘Foxbase Alpha’ is a gorgeous pastiche of symbiotic sounds and expertly incorporated samples. Happy 25th Anniversary to Saint Etienne’s Foxbase Alpha, originally released in September 1991. When most people recall British music in the waning years of the 20th century, they immediately conjure visions and sounds of the ephemeral Britpop and post-Britpop movements, fueled in large part by bands such as Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, The Verve, Radiohead, Stereophonics, and Travis.
This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 61/143 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Foxbase Alpha. BPM Profile Foxbase Alpha. Album starts at 61BPM, ends at 99BPM (+38), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Saint Etienne. Words and Music by Saint Etienne. Tales From Turnpike House.
|1||This Is Radio Etienne||0:43|
|2||Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Vocals – Moira LambertWritten-By – Young*
|7||She's The One||3:08|
|8||Stoned To Say The Least||7:42|
|9||Nothing Can Stop Us||4:21|
|10||Etienne Gonna Die||1:32|
|11||London Belongs To Me||3:57|
|12||Like The Swallow||7:42|
|HVNLP1CD||Saint Etienne||Foxbase Alpha (CD, Album)||Heavenly||HVNLP1CD||UK||1991|
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|none||Saint Etienne||Fox Base Alpha (24xFile, MP3, Album, Comp, Ltd, 25t)||Heavenly||none||UK||2017|
|HVNLP1CD, 4989992000||Saint Etienne||Foxbase Alpha (CD, Album, RE)||Heavenly, Columbia||HVNLP1CD, 4989992000||UK||Unknown|
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