Archive for January, 2008

Review

Friday, January 25th, 2008

24:HOURS

“…Hommage I on the A-side could easily be an undiscovered gem from 25 years ago, with its shuffling percussion, apreggiated bassline and whispy synth leads. An absolutely beautiful piece of music…”

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“…In this “Hommage and die Jugend Europas’, released by Aube Records, Roland Sebastian Faber creates a breathtakingly beautiful motorik disco soundtrack for the interstellar highway…”

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Roland Sebastian Faber – Hommage an die Jugend Europas (aube002)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Roland Sebastian Faber – Hommage an die Jugend Europas

cover illustration by Emil Schult

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Hommage I

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Hommage II

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Two tracks bringing the excitement of an golden era back, an hommage to the time where synths were big and had soul. A truthful « berliner schule » sound mixed for the future.. 100 promo limited edition with handmade cover artwork from Emil Schult’s « Hommage an die Jugend Europas.

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Featured Cover Artist – Syd Brak

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Syd Brak was one of the most influential artists of the 1980s, perfecting an airbrush technique that allowed him to create some of the most iconic images of that decade.

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Syd Brak was born in South Africa. His father was from Amsterdam, Holland and Mother from England, But after coming into conflict with the South African authorities during the Apartheid regime, he decided to emigrate to England.

After working as Creative Director of several advertising agencies in Johannesburg, Syd arrived in England in 1978 and, with the help of his advertising background, soon became one of Britain’s premier and most prolific airbrush artists.

Syd Brak has worked on major advertising accounts worldwide. Apart from his advertising work, Syd’s posters for Athena International are sold all over the world and his ‘Long Distance Kiss’ became a Number 1 bestseller around the world.

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He has also produced award-winning record covers for the music industry for groups like ‘Police’, ‘Supertramp’ ‘Chris de Burgh’
‘Bill Wyman’ of the Rolling Stones and more. Syd has also created book covers for Wilbur Smith, John Gresham and Ken Follett.

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The cover illustration of Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura “Hold me” (aube001), was done by Syd, aube.records first release.

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Review

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Igloo Magazine

“…Aube and Michael have made a label brimming over with passion, a passion to relive a sound that is no longer heard in electro clubs…”

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Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura – Hold Me (aube001)

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura – Hold Me

cover illustration by Syd Brak

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Hold Me – Album Version

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This finely produced track, with the energy of electro and house productions, brings us back to the golden period of Italo Disco.

Whose voice could have better complete those catchy bass lines and melodies, than the master himself, the italo disco king: Fred Ventura!? With sheer drive and innovative production skills “Hold me“ will always be a classic dance floor track… For people who love the dance floor as much as Jupiter Black do!

Syd Brak and his air brushed girls grace the cover of this italo disco retro-futuristic hit.

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Aube

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Igloo Magazine

FROM Düsseldorf, Deutschland, comes a new label in the world of electronics: AUBE. The new imprint has been established by Michael Künzer, known for his work with Unit 4 and The Isolators, and Aube Velan. Aube is a label just starting out, but already it has two impressive releases under its belt…”

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