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New Video - Parralox - Robots of the World Unite

New Video - Parralox - Robots of the World Unite

Robots of the World Unite is a song taken from our new album Genesis. It's dedicated to Australian composer Dudley Simpson, the genius who created the music for many classic Doctor Who episodes.
Dudley Simpson also composed the theme music for Blake's 7, Moonbase 3 and The Tomorrow People.

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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

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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 - Resurrection

New Video Tuesday - Resurrection

Resurrection is a song taken from our new album, Genesis.
Resurrection is dedicated to Jacqueline Pearce, and includes Louise Love on lead vocals. Two Demo versions are available on Bandcamp, and a Behind The Scenes video is on YouTube.

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Click here to see the Genesis album on the Parralox website

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New Video Tuesday - Nemesis

New Video Tuesday - Nemesis

This weeks "New Video Tuesday" is the track Nemesis, which appears on our new album, Genesis.
Nemesis is dedicated to Winona Ryder, and includes John von Ahlen on lead vocals, with some original Pet Shop Boys samples played back on the Fairlight CMI 30a.

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Click here to see the Genesis album on the Parralox website

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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