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A Merry Synthmas with Parralox

Coldwarnightlife, the amazing blog covering all things synth, has written an article on the new Parralox EP 'Holiday '14'.
Here's a snippet of the article :
"There must be an army of elves working in Parralox‘s studio. So far, this year, not only have they given us a complete reboot of their first album, Electricity; not only have they secured a support slot for Erasure in London; not only have they given us one of the singles of the year (“Crying on the Dancefloor”) – they have also found time to knock out a classy new EP, just in time for seasonal giving. Holiday ’14 is a sheer stocking filled with sexy surprises, like covers of Human League classics and enough originals and holiday tracks to keep you humming into the New Year, whether you’ve been naughty or nice."

Click here to read the entire article >> http://www.coldwarnightlife.com/?p=1512
Special thanks to Simon Helm.
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Holiday '14

Holiday '14, a new EP by Parralox is out now. The start of a new annual tradition will see Parralox cover some traditional Christmas songs, along with songs from some of our favourite artists.
Tracklisting as follows :
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02
03
04
05
06
Little Drum Machine Boy
With a Little Love
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
The Path of Least Resistance
The Word Before Last
Shadow
03:30
05:00
06:47
04:17
04:01
07:17
(Simeone/Davis/Onorati)
(Ottaviano)
(Spector/Mann/Weil)
(Oakey/Ware/Marsh)
(Oakey/Ware/Marsh)
(John von Ahlen)

Holiday '14 is available on :
Bandcamp - http://bit.ly/plox-bandcamp-holiday14
iTunes - http://bit.ly/plox-itunes-holiday-14
Google Play - http://bit.ly/plox-googleplay-holiday-14
Amazon -*on sleep mode*
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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 could use a clone or two....

Aural Addiction have interviewed John von Ahlen, producer of Parralox.

Here's an excerpt:
Which other genres of music would you like to try? Which ones would you like to avoid, if any?
In my recording career I’ve covered most styles, but at the moment I’m looking to explore a more acoustic/folky/electronica sound, which I’m doing in my side project “The Sound Of The Crowd”.
I also have an itch to produce some R&B, more along the vein of Afrika Bambaataa v/s Kraftwerk v/s Roxanne Shante v/s Missy Elliot.
Some electro R&B is so pure it drives me crazy, especially with a kick ass rapper over the top. Actually, I do have my eye on a rapper in the UK. I’ve asked management to reach out to her, so we’ll see what happens.
To be perfectly honest though, I wish I could clone myself and work 24 hours a day 7 days a week because there are really so many styles I want to explore.
If I had to pick one to avoid, it would be heavy metal/death metal. I’ve done enough of that in my time. I love bands like Tool / Muse but I don’t think you could consider them heavy metal. I don’t anyway.
And I love Ozzy Osbourne, so go figure!

Click below to read the full article:
http://auraladdiction.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/parralox-needs-a-clone/
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Parralox - New Releases

Parralox - Change of Heart (Italoconnection Remix) (Banner)

Buy now on Parralox.comBuy Parralox - Change of Heart (Single) on iTunesBuy Parralox - Change of Heart (Single) on AmazonBuy Parralox - Change of Heart (Single) on BandcampBuy Parralox - Change of Heart (Single) on BeatportBuy Parralox - Change of Heart (Single) on GoogleplayListen to Parralox on Stealify

The new Parralox single... Change of Heart