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New Video - Parralox - Human

New Video - Parralox - Human

New Video - Parralox - Human (The Human League Cover)
This weeks new video is the classic The Human League track "Human", taken from our new album Holiday '19.

"Human" is a song recorded by British synthpop band The Human League, and released as the first single from their 1986 album Crash. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

In 1985, the recording sessions for the Human League's fifth album were not going well, and the band did not like the results, which was causing internal conflict. Virgin Records executives, worried by the lack of progress from their at-the-time most profitable signing, suggested the band accept an offer to work with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who already had material to work with; and had expressed an interest in the band from their U.S. releases. Jam and Lewis had recently emerged as in-demand talent due to their success with Janet Jackson and her Control album.

Of the ten songs on Crash, Jam and Lewis wrote three, "Human" being one of them. It is a mid-tempo ballad which lyrically is an exchange between a man and a woman in a relationship who have reunited after a separation. In the first two verses Philip Oakey is apologizing to his partner for being unfaithful during her absence, and in the song's breakdown Joanne Catherall's spoken-word confession reveals that she too was unfaithful. The song's title is derived from the chorus, in which both parties in the relationship explain that they are "only human" and "born to make mistakes". The song is a composition in common time with a tempo of 102 beats per minute. It is set in a key of A♭ major, with a chord progression from D♭-E♭-f.

"Human" became the second million-selling and final number-one single for The Human League on the US Billboard Hot 100 (after "Don't You Want Me") and their second chart-topper on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart (after "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"). Jam and Lewis' R&B-based production was also popular on American urban radio, bringing the Human League into the top ten of the U.S. R&B chart for the first time. The song hit #1 in the US; however, in the UK, where R&B was less popular, "Human" peaked at number eight in the UK singles chart.

The Parralox version keep the down-tempo feel, but with an updated minimal synthwave vibe.

Human is dedicated to Diana Rigg and includes Louise Love and John von Ahlen on vocals.

Click here to see Parralox - Human (The Human League) video on YouTube

Click here to see the Holiday '19 (New Album) on the Parralox website

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Parralox song in new movie on Amazon Prime

Parralox song in new movie on Amazon Prime

Parralox song in new movie on Amazon Prime

A Little Respect (People Theatre Remix) by Parralox has been included in the movie soundtrack of "Happy Endings Sleepover".
The movie is out now on Amazon Prime, and based on the best selling novel by Cade Jay Hathaway.
A Little Respect is a song by Erasure and originally included on their album "The Innocents" in 1988.
Parralox covered the song and included it on their album "Recovery" in 2013.
Special thanks to Davey Porter, People Theatre and Adam Reinhart.

Click here to watch Happy Endings Sleepover on Amazon Prime
Click here to see Happy Endings Sleepover on IMDB
Click here to see "A Little Respect by Parralox" on YouTube
Click the links below to buy "Recovery by Parralox"

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New video - Parralox - Under the Skin

New video - Parralox - Under the Skin

New Video Tuesday - Under the Skin

Under the Skin is a song taken from our new album Genesis. It also shares the title with a science fiction movie directed by Jonathan Glazer, featuring the amazing Scarlett Johansson.
The song started with the title (as most Parralox songs do) and I thought it would be neat to read the script of the movie to see if I could get some lyrical inspiration.
After finding a website which had the script for the movie, I read it and was thinking "I really can't remember this being in the movie, is this a directors cut??" and suddenly realised it was a satire website.
I used the opening line of that script as the template for the madness of the rest of the song. Louise Love also contributed some suitably insane vocals.
A Yamaha DX100 (my first synth, with the Roland SH-101 being purchased shortly after) provided the funk.
Under the Skin is dedicated to Grace Kelly, and features Louise Love on lead vocals, with guest growls by the legendary Jack von Ahlen.

Click here to see Under the Skin on YouTube

Click here to see the Genesis album on the Parralox website

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New Video Tuesday - Parralox - Duel (Propaganda)

New Video Tuesday - Parralox - Duel (Propaganda)

New Video Tuesday - Duel (Propaganda Cover)
This weeks "New Video Tuesday" is the classic Propaganda track "Duel", taken from our new album Holiday '19.

"Duel" is the second single by German pop group Propaganda. The song was included on their first album, A Secret Wish which was produced by Stephen Lipson under the supervision of label boss Trevor Horn..

Released in the United Kingdom in April 1985, it became their most successful single in the UK, reaching no. 21. This led to the band making their sole appearance on the flagship BBC music programme, Top of the Pops, in June of that year.

"Duel" was originally released with an alternative version of the track, "Jewel (Rough Cut)" as the B-side. This featured the same lyrics delivered in a more aggressive manner, mainly by Suzanne Freytag, over a backing track of heavy beats and industrial sound effects.

A 12-inch mix, "Jewel (Cut Rough)" extended this with further sound effects, and an instrumental version appeared on the group's debut album, A Secret Wish.

The two approaches to the song were combined in two different tracks. "Bejewelled" played the song through, alternating between the two versions, while "Jewelled", on the remix album Wishful Thinking, combined elements of both, with the melodies of "Duel" playing alongside the rhythms of "Jewel".

The Parralox version combines elements of both original versions, with a predominantly slower (half) tempo throughout.

Duel is dedicated to Sean M Carroll PhD and includes Louise Love on lead vocals, with John von Ahlen on BVs.

Click here to see Parralox - Duel (Propaganda) video on YouTube

Click here to see the Holiday '19 (New Albumin) on the Parralox website
 

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Limited Edition CD Bundle - Change of Heart + Holiday '19

Limited Edition CD Bundle - Change of Heart + Holiday '19

Click here to buy Parralox - Change of Heart and Holiday '19 (Limited Edition CD Bundle)

Happy New Year!
Last year Parralox released the 3rd and final single from the Subculture album called "Change of Heart" which included some amazing remixes by Italoconnection and DMT Berzerk. Then in November 2019 they released "Holiday '19", a seasonal Album with synthwave / retrowave cover versions of old classics by legendary artists including Ramones, Depeche Mode, Propaganda, The Human League and more.
This "Holiday ´19 / Change of Heart" release comes as a "Super Deluxe Fan Bundle" which features the following releases and some unreleased mixes (Marc Almond anyone?) and is strictly limited to 150 copies worldwide.

Holiday ´19 (Official CD release)
Change of Heart (Official CD release)
Somebody II (Promotional CD release - exclusive to this bundle)
Megamix 2014 (Promotional CD release - exclusive to this bundle)

This Limited Edition bundle can be ordered until 12.01.2020
And everybody who orders the "Holiday ´19 / Change Of Heart (Super Deluxe Fan Bundle)"
will get their names printed in the booklets of both official CD releases!


Thanks again and hope you all have a brilliant 2020.
See you in Manchester when we perform live at FAC251!!
❤️ John, Johanna, Jane and Louise.

Click here (or any image on this page) to order the Holiday '19 and Change of Heart Limited Edition CD Super Duluxe Fan Bundle (what a mouthful)

Here are the track listings for the Super Deluxe Fan Bundle:

Holiday ´19 (CRCD PLOX 29):
01. Lucretia My Reflection 5.25
02. Human 4.27
03. Are 'Friends' Electric? 5.12
04. Heart Like a Wheel 6.47
05. True Faith 6.06
06. Life Kills 3.45
07. Duel 5.25
08. Pet Sematary 4.06
09. But Not Tonight 5.27
10. Tears Run Rings V3 *

* exclusive to Limited Edition CD

Change of Heart (CRCD PLOX 27):
01. Change of Heart (Italoconnection Remix - Radio Edit) 3.35
02. Change of Heart (Italoconnection Remix - Extended) 6.28
03. Change of Heart (Italoconnection Remix - Naked) 4.58
04. Voyager (Sky Remix by Gay Cat Park) 4.24
05. Change of Heart (Take the Money and Run Remix by Lifelike) 5.18
06. Change of Heart (DMT Berzerk Remix Extended) 6.20
07. Paradise feat Lillia Mendoza (Azure Remix V2 by Sean Quinn) 7.19
08. Beautiful World (Benja Remix V2) 4.58
09. Change of Heart (Blinky Blinky Computerband Remix) 6.24
10. Change of Heart (Demo V1) *
11. Change of Heart (Pleasure Time Remix) *

* exclusive to Limited Edition CD

Somebody II (Remixes) - Promotional CD exclusive to this Limited Edition:
01. Somebody II (Remix II)
02. Somebody II (Mi Disguise Remix)
03. Somebody II (Jose Jimenez Radio Mix)
04. Somebody II (Joe Gillan Out There Mix Radio Edit)
05. Somebody II (Mike Jolly Radio Edit)
06. Somebody II (Winterdaze Remix)
07. Somebody II (Julian Marsh Remix)
08. Somebody II (Remix)
09. Somebody II (Mi Disguise Extended Remix)
10. Somebody II (Jose Jimenez Extended Mix)
11. Somebody II (Joe Gillan Out There Mix)
12. Somebody II (SIRPAULTM Remix Instrumental)
13. Somebody II (Acapella)

Megamix 2014 - Promotional CD exclusive to this Limited Edition:
01. The Sun and The Rainfall
02. The Model
03. Silent Morning
04. I Sing the Body Electric
05. Enjoy the Silence
06. I Love You Too Much
07. We Believe In Electric Headhunters
08. Headhunter
09. Goodbye Horses
10. A Little Respect
11. Sirius
12 Eye in the Sky

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 Click here to buy Parralox - Change of Heart and Holiday '19 (Limited Edition CD Bundle)

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Parralox - New Releases

 

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