This new album of ADAN & ILSE is a milestone in the recording career of the duo. Since three years Pedro & Usher tried to give life to their electronic pop music influenced by the analogue synths, great voices and New Wave of the 80s, they created Növö Wave. They main activity of the band is music, video, art and selected collaborations based on mutual respect, professionalism and the love for true Synth Pop.
Back in 2011, Chicago’s Beau Wanzer reshaped the angry body-music of the now-defunct Houston duo //TENSE// with an 8 minute claustrophobic TR-909 workout. The track never saw the light of day on vinyl… until now. Wax-Trax era sounds fused with Wanzer’s grit. Guaranteed to pummel.
Cloudland Canyon’s third LP, An Arabesque, was spearheaded by founding member Kip Uhlhorn but fleshed out with contributions from Memphis rock royalty such as Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton), Lesa Alridge (Big Star) and Jody Stephens (Big Star), alongside collaborative accents by Ezra Buchla, M. Geddes Gengras, Kliph Scurlock (ex-Flaming Lips), David Scott Stone (ex-LCD Soundsystem), and Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum), who also co-produced the album.
While past recordings on Holy Mountain and Kranky flirted with drone and krautrock modes, An Arabesque skews in a more rhythmic direction, with shades of naive disco and new age. This particular set of songs benefits from having been heavily road-tested over the last two years, resulting in greater distillation and focus.
Cold Colors was born in a small town by the ocean, near Bordeaux, France, in the mid 70s. His passion for music, particularly New Wave and melancholic atmospheres, started early and strongly influenced his own creations years later. The first records he ever bought were The Cure, Depeche Mode and Soft Cell. In the 90s, Frederick bought his first guitar and composed songs under the name Agent Orange. In 2002, the Cold Colors project was born. Fred loves working with analog synths & machines. His music mixes warmth and melancholia, an obvious homage to Coldwave and New Wave, by blending today’s electronic music with the melodic sounds of yesterday.
Xiu’s music is a synthesis between retro-pop and futurist synth waves. It delivers spacy looped electronica, groovy rhythms, linear lo-fi synth washes, softly dreamy pop melodies sometimes admitting dramatic tones and mysterious textural ambiences. The conceptual background deals with thematics related to dystopia, occult arts and mystic believes.
Hand numbered limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gr. high quality lacquered pressed solid black vinyl.