Archive for January, 2008
Roland Sebastian Faber – Hommage an die Jugend Europas
cover illustration by Emil Schult
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cover illustration of Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura “Hold me” (aube001), was done by Syd, aube.records first release.
Jupiter Black feat. Fred Ventura – Hold Me
cover illustration by Syd Brak
Hold Me – Album Version
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.
“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…”