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Subculture reviewed on DepecheMode.de

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German Blog DepecheMode.de have reviewed both of the new Parralox albums, "Subculture" and "Holiday '16" and given them both a most excellent 7/10 rating.

Fire up Google Translate and read this fantastic review! Special thanks to Addison :)

Click here to read the article on Depechemode.de >> https://www.depechemode.de/der-review-weihnachtskalender-tuerchen22-parralox-subculture-holiday-48273/

Subculture is out now on Energise Records >> http://www.parralox.com/discography/albums/subculture

Click below to listen to a preview of our new album "Subculture"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgrqQUd9ElU

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Poptastic Confessions reviews Subculture

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Poptastic Confessions have reviewed the new Parralox album "Subculture"

In a detailed, track by track review, Poptastic Confessions gives it's feedback on each track of the album, and includes the cover artwork for each track, which is a nice touch!

Special thanks to Dave Higdon for the article.

Click here to read the article >> http://poptasticconfessions.blogspot.com/2017/02/subculture-by-parralox.html

You can also preview the entire album on YouTube by watching the video below >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgrqQUd9ElU

NB : Here's a screen grab of the article: (although you really should click the link above!)

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3 new Parralox Albums

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All good things come to those who wait...
We are proud to annouce the release of 3 (!) new albums by Parralox. Subculture, Holiday '16 and Remixes 2.

The Limited Edition Deluxe Package is now SOLD OUT. Subculture and Holiday '16 are still available. (Remixes 2 was only available with the Deluxe Package).

Compact Discs are due for release on December 23rd, 2016 via conzoom Records (Germany). The Digital Downloads will be available on the 27th of January, 2017 via Energise Records (UK) and Subterrane Records (Australia).

Compact Disc and Digital Pre-Orders are now available for Subculture and Holiday '16, click the following links :

Pre Order Subculture (CD)
Pre Order Subculture (Digital Download)

Pre Order Holiday '16 (CD)
Pre Order Holiday '16 (Digital Download)

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Subculture - CD Rear
Sneak Preview of Holiday '16  Limited Edition CD Inlay

Subculture is our 9th studio album, featuring some truly amazing guest vocalists and performers including:

Marcella Detroit (Shakespeares Sister, Absolutely Fabulous, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band),
Johanna Gervin,
Louise Love,
Peter Wilson,
A7-H,
Lillia and
Ian Burden (The Human League).

The Subculture album is divided into Side A (Red) and Side B (Blue).
What do the colours mean? We took a leaf from one of our favourite bands (The Human League) and colour coded the songs according to their style. Red is for Dance and Blue is for Pop.
We've been busy working on Subculture for the last year, and we are all so proud and pleased to finally release it to the world! There are a variety of styles on the album, but the main influence here is Italodisco, with a dash of 80s and 90s dance.

Holiday '16 is the latest installment in our annual cover album series and our 10th studio album.
Louise Love features on the album. Holiday '16 includes a variety of our favourite songs. Trust me when I say we had a short-list of over 50 songs to choose from, so it was difficult to narrow down on a final selection. But thankfully it means we have several more years worth of songs to make!

Remixes 2 is a collection of remixes that Parralox has made for other artists. This is a Limited Edition CD available ONLY with the purchase of the Deluxe Edition of Subculture (now sold out).

In 2017 the first single released from Subculture will be Electric Nights, feat Johanna Gervin on lead vocals, with Roxy, Johnny X and Louise Love on backing vocals. There will be an EP released with many amazing remixes, and so far we can confirm remixes from Pete Hammond (Stock/Aitken/Waterman), Will Alonso, Oren Amram, People Theatre and Bluepint with many more to come.

So it's going to be a very musical Xmas and an even better 2017!

Much love..

John, Johanna & Louise.



Tracklist for SUBCULTURE

Side A (Red)
01 Paradise feat Marcella Detroit
02 Electric Nights feat Johanna Gervin​
03 Key To The Door Of Heaven feat Louise Love
04 Gimme Back My Lovin feat Lillia​
05 Change Of Heart
06 A Question Of Love feat Louise Love
07 Jupiter feat Louise Love

Side B (Blue)
08 Pressure Point feat Louise Love
09 Overdrive feat Ian Burden​
10 Last Year At Marienbad feat Louise Love
11 Last Man Standing feat Peter Wilson​
12 Voyager feat Louise Love
13 Rocket Science
14 86G feat A7-H

Credits:
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen
Bass Guitar - Ian Burden
Vocals - Marcella Detroit, Johanna Gervin, Louise Love, Lillia, Peter Wilson, A7-H & John.
Backing Vocals - Roxy, Johnny X, Louise Love, Lillia , Peter Wilson & John.

Written by - John von Ahlen, except
1, 3, 4 - Lillia Auzou & John von Ahlen
2 - Johnny X, Roxy, John von Ahlen

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen
Photography - Nik Pate​ (UK)
Hair & Makeup - Stephanie Louise (UK)
Photography - John von Ahlen (AUS)
Hair & Makeup - Chloe Mackenzie (AUS)



Tracklist for HOLIDAY '16
01 Flamboyant (Pet Shop Boys)
02 Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo And The Bunnymen)
03 Animal Reaction (Route 69)
04 Heaven Must Have Sent You Back To Me (Cicero)
05 Face To Face / Heart To Heart (The Twins)
06 A Question Of Time (Depeche Mode)
07 Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode)
08 Louise (The Human League)
09 The Lebanon (The Human League)
10 Zero As A Limit (The Human League)
11 Almost Medieval (The Human League)
12 Blind Youth (The Human League)
13 When I'm With You (Sparks)
14 Bigger Than America (Heaven 17)



Tracklist for PARRALOX REMIXES 2
01 Reflection - Pensar No Es Sentir (Parralox Remix)
02 Dancing With Ruby - Spider (Parralox Remix)
03 Louise Love - Get Back (Parralox Remix)
04 SIRPAUL - Intimate (Parralox Remix)
05 Dead Man Recovering - Falling (Parralox Remix)
06 Sinestar - Fortunes Faded (Parralox Remix)
07 Daybehavior - Silent Dawn (Parralox Remix)
08 Dual Density - Where Are You Hiding (Parralox Remix)
09 Vision Talk - The Loner (Parralox Remix)
10 The Tenth Stage - Black (Parralox's 64 Bit Remix)


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Unreleased Human League song "You're My Baby"

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".

"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 above, or clicking here.


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