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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

Buy now onBuy Parralox - Holiday '19 on Bandcamp Buy Parralox - Holiday '19 on iTunes Buy Parralox - Holiday '19 on Beatport Buy Parralox - Holiday '19 on Googleplay Buy Parralox - Holiday '19 on Amazon Listen to Parralox on StealifyBuy Parralox - Holiday '19 on conzoom Records

Parralox - Human (Lyrics) Parralox - Holiday '19 (New Album)
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Analogue Solutions includes Parralox on their PCB

Analogue Solutions PCB - Parralox - Tom Carpenter - Polygene Medic Module

Tom Carpenter, from Analogue Solutions, has included a special Easter Egg on one of his Eurorack Module PCBs! For those people lucky enough to have purchased a Polygene Medic Module, you'll find the words Parralox etched onto the Circuit Board!

Analogue Solutions is a UK based company specialising in true analogue synthesisers, sequencers and eurorack modules. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Analogue Solutions were there right at the start of the eurorack revolution.
Clients of Analogue Solutions include Depeche Mode, The Human League and Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / The Assembly)!

Click here to purchase the Polygene Medic Module >> http://analoguesolutions.com/polygene-poly-midi-converter/

John von Ahlen has also collaborated on 2 songs with the Sound Of Science project, which is the brainchild of Tom Carpenter and Jason Subtractive.

 

Sound Of Science - Hydrodome feat John von Ahlen >>

 

Sound Of Science - Pain feat John von Ahlen >>

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Unreleased Human League song - You're My Baby

Parralox - Youre My Baby feat Ian Burden
DRUMSET MYSTERY
"Onstage there was no drumset at all , but you can perfectly hear it!!!"

Wind the clock back to 1982.
The Human League are on top of the world, basking in the success of their seminal album "Dare" which they perform live across the world. People bought cassettes, vinyl records and listened to the radio. Mp3, CD and internet were in the distant future.
As The Human League performed "Don't You Wan't Me" to the enthralled masses, they would sometimes start their live performance with a song called "You're My Baby".
Mystery has shrouded this track for decades. Information was non existent. There were rumours that the track was originally performed by the Motown girl-group "The Shirelles".
The only place you could hear "Youre My Baby", apart from being at a concert, was on vinyl bootlegs. The most notable bootlegs being "Drumset Mystery" and "Boiling Point".

The Human League - Drumset Mystery - Front Cover

The Human League - Drumset Mystery (Rear Cover)

"Drumset Mystery" - The Human League (Bootleg)


Fast forward to 2013.
Ian Burden (bass guitarist for the The Human League, co-writer of Love Action/The Sound Of The Crowd etc) is now friends with John von Ahlen (Parralox/The Tenth Stage/The Sound Of The Crowd) and has contributed bass guitar to each of these projects.

It all began with a conversation between John and Ian Burden about "You're My Baby", in which Ian spoke about touring with the band in the 80's and the origin of the song. It's revealed that the song is written by one Mr I. Elliot, a relative of one of the members of the Comsat Angels. Connections are made and Mr Elliot is contacted and gives his blessings for the track to be recorded.

Parralox release their 5th album "Recovery" which is all cover versions, and one of the tracks recorded in the studio sessions was "You're My Baby". Ian Burden enters the studio and performs bass guitar, in addition to some keyboard parts for the new Parralox recording of "You're My Baby" and the rest is history.
Special thanks to Ian Burden and Mr I. Elliot.

"You're My Baby" appears on the new Parralox EP "Eye In The Sky" out on 11-12-13
It will also be available on a Limited Edition CD from conzoom Records in December 2013.

Listen to "You're My Baby" by playing the YouTube video below, or clicking here.

 

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Parralox - New Releases

 

Buy now onBuy Parralox - Genesis on Bandcamp Buy Parralox - Genesis on Apple iTunes Buy Parralox - Genesis on iTunes Buy Parralox - Genesis on Beatport Buy Parralox - Genesis on Googleplay Buy Parralox - Genesis on Amazon Listen to Parralox on StealifyBuy Parralox - Genesis on conzoom Records