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Pre order the new Parralox single - Electric Nights

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Parralox are proud to finally release their new single  "Electric Nights" which features Johanna Gervin on lead vocals. Also includes backing vocals by Roxy, Johnny X and Louise Love. Remixes by 7th Heaven, Pete Hammond, Tobias Bernstrup, Vinny Vero and Steve Migliori, People Theatre, J-Mi and Midi-D, Bluepint and Will Alonso.

Available as a LIMITED EDITION 4x CD bundle from conzoom Records in a limited edition run of 150 CDs. Pre-order now as copies are sure to sell out quickly!

Click here to pre order >> http://bit.ly/plox-conzoom-preorder-electric-nights

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Matrixsynth article - Sound of Science feat John von Ahlen

article - MATRIXSYNTH - Pain by Sound of Science feat. John von Ahlen

Sound of Science, a transatlantic duo, have released a new single and it features John von Ahlen from Parralox on vocals. Sound of Science is comprised of Tom Carpenter and Jason Huffman.

Matrixsynth, a website dedicated to the world of synthesizers have written an article about the release of the new single.

Tom is the man behind Analogue Solutions and has been building synthesizers for over 15 years. He has supplied synths to people such as Trent Reznor, Martin Gore, Vince Clarke, Phil Oakey, Daniel Miller, and many more. The designs are directly influenced by his love of electronic music.

Jason is an analogue synth wizard, composer and a lover of all things that make noise. He also produces the legendary Rezfilter videos (see YouTube) that highlight these excellent synthesizers. Together they have pooled their years of combined experience of songwriting and sound design to produce real songs using real synthesizers.

Pain EP Remixes by Sound of Science (feat. John von Ahlen)

Synths featured:
Pro One, Korg 770, Waldorf XT, Wasp, Waldorf Wave, AS Modules, AS Telemark, RSF Kobol, EML400

Tracks:

Pain (original)
Pain (Mind Your Faith Remix) by Chad Glenn
Pain (Introvert Rework) by Introvert
Pain (Johnery Doo Mix) by Simon Forsyth
Pain (Adam et Eve Mix) by Chad Glenn

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Click here to read the original article >> http://www.matrixsynth.com/2017/07/pain-by-sound-of-science-feat-john-von.html

Watch the video clip on YouTube >> youtube.com/watch?v=IGm_MAhOvxw (click the photo below)

Pain by Sound of Science feat John von Ahlen (Music Video)

 

And don't forget the first Sound Of Science song - Hydrodome feat John von Ahlen (click the photo below)

Hydrodome by Sound of Science feat John von Ahlen (Music Video)
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The OXY Mashup EP

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Parralox - The OXY Mashup photo gallery is now online at http://www.parralox.com/photos/the-oxy-mashup-digital-booklet.

It contains the 6 page booklet originally included with the online EP release.

Discography information on The OXY Mashup EP can be found at http://www.parralox.com/discography/miscellaneous/the-oxy-mashup

The OXY Mashup is available for download only via Bandcamp Subscriptions. Currently there is one track uploaded, with a new track uploaded each week, until all 6 tracks are uploaded.

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Here's a copy of the text from the booklet :

PARRALOX

THE OXY MASHUP
DEDICATED TO PARRALOX AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Featuring artists - Aira Mitsuki (Japan) / Ami Suzuki (Japan) / Auto-Auto (Sweden) / Cicada (UK) / Client (UK) / Niadoka (Greece) / Techsoir (Greece) and Parralox (Australia).

001 Don't Talk About Love, Mr.Schneider
002 2 Hearts On The Radio
003 Time To Say Goodbye Darling
004 Ten in the Night
005 Peter Needs U 2Nite
006 How Do You Break A Robot's Heart? (Refluxion Edit Demo) * bonus track

TRACKLISTING
001 - Don't Talk About Love, Mr.Schneider 
Artists(s) - Auto-Auto x Parralox
Base Track: Auto-Auto - The Pathetic Mr Schneider
Parralox's Vox from "Don't Talk About Love"
www.auto-auto-se
www.myspace.com.autoautose

002 - 2 Hearts On The Radio
Artist(s) : Client x Parralox x Cicada
Base Track : Client - Radio (Cicada Remix)
Parralox's Vox from "2 Hearts"
www.client-online.net
www.myspace.com/client
www.cicadamusic.com
www.myspace.com/cicada1

003 - Time To Say Goodbye Darling
Artists(s) : Aira Mitsuki x Parralox
Base Track : Aira Mitsuki - Darling Wondering Staring (Plastic Fantastic Remix)
Parralox's Vox from "Time"
www.airamitsuki.com
www.myspace.com/airamitsuki

004 - Ten In The Night
Artist (s) : Ami Suzuki x Parralox
Base Track : Ami Suzuki - Ten
Parralox's Vox from "In The Night"
www.avexnet.or.jp/ami

005 - Peter Needs U 2Nite
Artist (s) : Techsoir x Parralox x Niadoka
Base Track : Techsoir - Need You Tonight (Niadoka Remix)
Parralox's Vox from "Peter"
www.techsoir.gr
www.myspace.com/techsoir
www.myspace.com/niadoka

006 - How Do You Break A Robot's Heart? (Refluxion Edit Demo) * bonus track
Artist : Parralox
Remixed by Oxy

[The Album Including Original Track]
001 - Auto-Auto "Celeste" (Out Of Line, 2008)
002 - Client "Radio" (Mute / Toast Hawaii, 2004)
003 - Aira Mitsuki "Copy" (Victor / D-Topia Entertainment, 2008)
004 - Ami Suzuki "Supreme Show" (Zvex Trax, 2008)
005 Techsoir "Bright Light E.P." (Not on label / From Techsoir's Myspace Page, 2009)
_________________________________
Profuse Thanks to Parralox
And all Electronic Music Makers
With the "Electric" love from the Far East :u) OXY

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New Triple CD - Exclusive

parralox - exclusive triple cd

While you are all patiently waiting for the release of our new single "Electric Nights", we have a special Triple CD release for you.

EXCLUSIVE is a strictly Limited Edition set of 3 CD-Rs of 150 copies.

If contains unreleased remixes, demos and tracks that haven't been made available on CD. Once this set is sold out, no more will be manufactured.

Click here to order the 3 CD-R set >> http://bit.ly/plox-conzoom-exclusive-3cd

 

Tracklisting (TBC)

„Exclusive 01“ CD

01. I Fell In Love With A Drum Machine (Demo)
02. X Minus One (EY3 Remix)
03. Moonwalking (Demo)
04. How Do You Break a Robot's Heart? (Technobears Malfunctioning Dub)
05. Sharper Than A Knife (Dazza's Fork And Spoon Club Mix)
06. Creep (Houston Project Summer Mix)
07. Sharper Than A Knife (Technobears Bears House Remix)
08. I Sing The Body Electric / Enjoy The Silence
09. Heaven
10. Be Careful What You Wish For (Demo)
11. Be Careful What You Wish For (TechnoBears Minimal Redux)

„Exclusive 02“ CD:

01. X Minus One (Version)
02. Be Careful What You Wish For (The Talion Law Electro-Pop Mix)
03. Sharper Than A Knife (Dazza's Fork And Spoon Dub Mix)
04. Enjoy The Silence
05. I Am Human - (Subguys Remix)
06. Time (Technobears House Mix)
07. Lovely (Motorbikes In Tokyo Remix)
08. Sharper Than a Knife (The Talion Law Rebirth of Love Mix)
09. Hotter (TechnoBears Redux)
10. Isn't It A Strange Unicorn (Parralox v Gaga Mashup)
11. Be Careful What You Wish For (TechnoBears Extremely Reckless Dub)

„Exclusive 03“ CD:

01. X Minus One (EY3 Extended Remix)
02. Sharper Than A Knife (Dazza's Fork And Spoon Radio Mix)
03. I Am Human - (Technobears Humane Redux)
04. Sharper Than a Knife (The Talion Law Electro Mix)
05. How Do You Break a Robot's Heart? (Technobears Redux)
06. Heaven (Beautiful World Remix)
07. Sharper Than A Knife (Yuri's Parra-Euro Mix)
08. Caldera
09. Hotter (Demo)
10. Eye In The Sky (People Theatre's Glass Remix)
11. The Sun and the Rainfall (John von Ahlen's Haus Remix)

 

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Side-Line reviews new Parralox album Subculture

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Side-Line reviews have just posted reviews of the new Parralox album Subculture, and also Holiday '16.

Side-Line Reviews is an online platform for lovers of EBM, dark-electro, industrial, power-noise, tribal, industrial-trance, dark-ambient, techno-body, gothic, new-wave, ethereal, synth-pop and related genres.

Parralox - Subculture 50px Click here to read the Subculture review on Side-Line Reviews

Parralox - Holiday 16 Click here to read the Holiday '16 review on Side-Line Reviews

 

Kind thanks to Stéphane Froidcoeur.

 

 


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Parralox - Subculture 50px SIDE-LINE REVIEW OF SUBCULTURE >> https://www.facebook.com/InfernoSoundDiaries/photos/a.1515526255393544.1073741826.1515526178726885/1912703745675791/?type=3&theater

Parralox – Subculture (CD Album – conzoom Records/Subterrane Records)

Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, dance-pop.

Background/Info: Parralox is a prolific band animated by the creative spirit of John von Ahlen. “Subculture” is the 8th full length of the band while they also released a few remixes-albums. “Subculture” features 2 different parts. You first get the ‘Red’ part, which is totally into dance-pop and next the ‘Blue’ part featuring more ‘traditional’ electro-pop. Each part has 7 songs. Notice by the way numerous guest singers contributed to this album.

Content: The ‘Red’ part moves on the edge of commercial music. It’s more into dance music instead of electro-pop. The songs are well-crafted and giving you a kind of ‘feel-good’ feeling. Especially the first cuts are totally dance-club minded while driven by sensual female vocals. Louise Love became a familiar singer of the band and contributed to several dance-cuts, but also to several electro-pop driven songs.

The ‘Blue’ part is more into the classical approach of Parralox. The songs mix good-old 80s influences together with a refreshing and more contemporary input. Several songs remind me of bands like Erasure and The Human League. I also noticed an interesting and somewhat nu-disco influence running throughout one of the cuts.

+ + + : Parralox feels comfortable experimenting with different pop-approaches. They already proved to make great covers (cf. “Holliday ‘15” and “Holliday ‘16”-albums), but are still into alluring dance-pop music and of course they remain a cool electro-pop band. I especially like the vintage approach of the work, which is nothing new although composed with brilliant sound treatments and a perfect balance in the vocals production. I definitely prefer the ‘Blue’-pop part of the album. This is the sound where Parralox stands for and where they excel on “Last Man standing”, “Voyager II” and “Rocket Silence II”. A last and essential aspect of the work is the already artistic uniformity of the artwork. Parralox created an easy recognizable artwork, which you directly link to the band.

- - - : Even if I have nothing to say about the production of the ‘Red’-dance side this part of the work sometimes reveal cheap dance tricks moving on the edge of commercial music. I think it would have been better to release it as a separate release or a bonus disc.

Conclusion: Parralox moves in between dance and pop music, but lost a bit of their splendor on the ‘dance’-side. They definitely remain an electro-pop formation and that’s what I enjoy when listening to their sound.

Best songs: “Last Man Standing feat. Peter Wilson”, “Voyager II feat. Louise Love”, “Rocket Science II”.

Rate: (7).

Band: www.parralox.com / www.facebook.com/parralox

Labels: www.conzoomrecords.de / www.facebook.com/conzoomofficial / www.subterrane.com.au / www.facebook.com/SubterraneRecords


 Parralox - Holiday 16 SIDE-LINE REVIEW OF HOLIDAY '16 >> https://www.facebook.com/InfernoSoundDiaries/photos/a.1515526255393544.1073741826.1515526178726885/1912700152342817/?type=3&theater

Parralox – Holiday ’16 (CD Album – conzoom Records/Subterrane Records)

Genre/Influences: Electro-pop.

Background/Info: Set and driven by John von Ahlen the Melbourner based Parralox became a familiar and recognized formation on the electro-pop horizon. After “Holiday ‘15” the band released a new opus on, which they bring an ode to some of their favorite bands. John Von Ahlen and Louise Love have accomplished 14 new covers from some legendary 80s tracks.

Content: Pet Shop Boys, Echo & the Bunnymen, William Higgins, Cicero, The Twins, Depeche Mode (2 songs), The Human League (5 songs), Sparks and Heaven 17 have been the sources of inspiration to release this work.

Parralox adapted the original versions into their own electro-pop approach, which is composed with mainly analogue gear and even the use of the famous Buchla modular synthesizer. John Von Ahlen and Louise Love both sing and sometimes as a duo. The band often reminds me of The Human League and I guess it’s not of a coincidence if this formation also appears to be one of their favorite ‘victims’.

+ + + : “Holiday ‘16” sounds hotter and more exciting than “Summer ‘15”. Working on covers of some legendary bands like the Human League, Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen and co is not an easy thing, but Parralox has the skills to transform most of the original versions into a very own and successful approach. “Flamboyant” from Pet Shop Boys became a great song, which even sounds a bit The Human League-like. The comparison with The Human League is nothing new although it has been never so true. “Louise” and “The Lebanon” both have been meticulously reworked. It all sounds like Parralox feels the true spirit of the original version to bring them to life in a refreshed version. The songs are characterized by great sound treatments and driven by talented singers. The song “Blasphemous Rumours” (Depeche Mode) is my absolute favorite. It reveals great sequences and a somewhat EBM-flavor while it remains faithful to the original spirit of the song.

- - - : A few songs are not as interesting and I think it’s all about making the right choice. “A Question Of Time” (Depeche Mode) and Zero As A Limit” (The Human League) are not that much worse, but just less credible.

Conclusion: Parralox has found a cool- although not a new concept to bring old standards back to life. It definitely indicates the main sources of inspiration and gives the opportunity to younger fans to discover old electro-pop anthems!

Best songs: “Blasphemous Rumours”, “Bring On The Dancing Horses”, “Heaven Must Have Sent You Back To Me”.

Rate: (7½).

Band: www.parralox.com / www.facebook.com/parralox

Labels: www.conzoomrecords.de / www.facebook.com/conzoomofficial / www.subterrane.com.au / www.facebook.com/SubterraneRecords

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