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Parralox - Cruel

Cruel

Written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh

[ you'd drink gasoline if it was in a bottle ]

It's cruel, but it's true.
I don't depend on you.

Title Cruel
Songwriter   Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh
Vocalist    
Backing Vocals   Louise Love
Production #   226
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Linda Thorson
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase
Instruments   Linn Drum LM1, Fairlight CMI IIx, Arturia Matrix Brute, Moog Voyager II, Roland Jupiter 4 and Jupiter 8, Oberheim OBX-a, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.
Time   4:38
BPM   120
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2021
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Travelogue (Album)
Additional Info:

Recorded for our cover of the classic Travelogue album, which The Human League originally released in 1979.
Released on Compact Disc on conzoom Records. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 Limited Edition CDs.

Monday 14th of February, 2022
2032 hours. Mark came over to the studio and we started work on the music video for Cruel. We had watched various footage and tried to work out what would work best for the song. I knew I wanted to do something really quickly, as this video was supposed to come out a few weeks ago and is the final track from our Travelogue album. We found some drone footage, and then some speed racing footage knew it would work. We kept it simple and just transitioned between each scene every 4 bars, except for the choruses.

Wednesday 16th of February, 2022.
Louise and I caight up for dinner at a Ramen Noodle Restaurant in Midcity Arcade. I got there first and the staff mentioned that the kitchen was closing in "one minute" so I ordered for Louise and I. I ordered the Vegan Katsu Ramen Bowl for both of us. It was a bit creamy for my liking. I also ordered Mushrooms with Natto. I've never had Natto before, and I loved it! Then we went Bang Bang and had Ice cream at a place on Chinatown. It was a mountain of peanut and sesame shavings. So delicious. Then we also had a sago and melon icecream OMG it was amazing. I walked Louise to the tramstop and then went to the studio to catch up with Mark.
Mark came over and we finished off the music video for Cruel. Because we wee both so happy with our first version, I realised I need to upscale the original footage we used (it was only 720p). So I used Topaz Video Enhance AI to upscale the video to 4K. Then I had to reimport it to Premiere and make a few tweaks. I also did two new mixes of Cruel and ended up using V3. There is a video with V2 but it's hidden on YouTube. Maybe one day I'll release it.
Speaking of unreleased videos, Mark also edited a video for Crow and a Baby and I really should release that one too. It's pretty trippy. Anyway, we spent the rest of the night making tweaks and fine tuning to the video and I think it made all the difference. Not too shabby for 2 nights of work!

 

 

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TRAVELOGUE (ALBUM)


Parralox - Travelogue (Music Video)
Travelogue
Parralox - Cruel (Music Video)
Cruel
Parralox - I Don't Depend on You (Music Video)
I Don't Depend on You
Parralox - Boys and Girls (Music Video)
Boys and Girls
Parralox - Tom Baker (Music Video)
Tom Baker
Parralox - Rock 'n' Roll / Nightclubbing (Music Video)
Rock 'n' Roll / Nightclubbing
Parralox - Dancevision (Music Video)
Dancevision
Parralox - Marianne (Music Video)
Marianne
Parralox - WXJL Tonight (Music Video)
WXJL Tonight
Parralox - Being Boiled (Music Video)
Being Boiled
Parralox - Gordon's Gin (Music Video)
Gordon's Gin
Parralox - The Touchables (Music Video)
The Touchables
Parralox - Crow and a Baby (Music Video)
Crow and a Baby
Parralox - Toyota City (Music Video)
Toyota City
Parralox - Dreams of Leaving (Music Video)
Dreams of Leaving
Parralox - Life Kills (Music Video)
Life Kills
Parralox - Only After Dark (Music Video)
Only After Dark
Parralox - The Black Hit of Space (Music Video)
The Black Hit of Space

Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records

Parralox - Travelogue (Compact Disc)CD - Parralox - Travelogue

Tracklist :
01 The Black Hit of Space
02 Only After Dark*
03 Life Kills
04 Dreams of Leaving
05 Toyota City

06 Crow and a Baby
07 The Touchables
08 Gordon's Gin**
09 Being Boiled
10 WXJL Tonight

Bonus Tracks
11 Marianne
12 Dancevision
13 Rock 'n' Roll/Nightclubbing
14 Tom Baker
15 Boys and Girls
16 I Don't Depend On You
17 Cruel

Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Compact Disc)Bonus CD1 - Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Remixes) (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix)
02 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix)
03 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament)
04 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub)
05 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Radio Mix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Club Mix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Lament Instrumental)
08 Parralox - Hotter (Luminiferous Defective Dub Instrumental)

* All previously unreleased on CD

Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD2 - Parralox - Remix Series - DMT Berzerk 2 (Limited Edition)


Tracklist :
01 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix)
02 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix)
03 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix)
04 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
05 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
06 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Remix Instrumental)
07 Parralox - New Light (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
08 Parralox - Lullaby (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)
09 Parralox - Cadenas de Oro (DMT Berzerk Extended Remix)

* All previously unreleased on CD

 

Parralox - Megamix 2017 (Compact Disc)
Bonus CD3 - Parralox - Megamix 2019 (Limited Edition)

Tracklist :
01 Wildlife (7th Heaven Club Mix)
02 Sharp as a Knife
03 Crying on the Dancefloor feat. Francine (7th Heaven Club Mix)
04 Don’t Talk About Love (Nicolas Reeves Remix)
05 Eye in the Sky (Purechild + Stereolove Remix)
06 Creep (Cosmic Dawn Remix Extended)
07 Aeronaut (Rich B & Phil Marriott Club Mix)
08 Electric Nights (7th Heaven Remix Extended)
09 New Light (Rotersand Vs Timo Van Laak Rework)

Megamix by Costa Lakoumentas


Order Parralox - Travelogue (Limited Edition) Compact Disc at conzoom Records