Archive for December, 2010

preview: Alba feat. Fred Ventura ‘Without you’ aube011

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Is the world ready for germanitalodisco? Alba feat. the unstoppable Fred Ventura.
Art by Mr. Syd Brak. thank you Syd!
Out soon.

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alba ‘philomena’ (aube010)

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Alba – Philomena ep

Up until now, Alba have been skirting the edges of Aube. With their remix of The Fascination Movement’s “Down Again” the triumvirate of Roland Sebastian Faber, Keen K and Label Owner Michael Künzer cut their Alba teeth. Such a team, ranging from labels like Clone, Das Drehmoment and Viewlexx, can only be described as formidable. Finally, Alba have managed to bridge the gap of their various European bases and produce an EP, ‘Philomena.’

The 12”, titled after Künzer’s one year old daughter, contains three tracks; Philomena 1-3. Each track has a different twist to it, showcasing what the able electronic Alba are capable of. “Philomena 1” is a cosmic synth fuelled work. The track has the energy of Explorer alongside a warbling analogue line with some vocoder additions to boot. Another element is added to the mix when some Faber style space lands in the latter stage of the track. “Philomena 2” sees a change in tone. This time the beats are lowered as a downtempo air arrives. Embedded in the analogue swirl and soft beats are gentle rising vocals. There is a electro boogie within the bars of this piece, but it is the electronic depth that rings true. The final instalment, “Philomena 3” keeps the heavy synthesizer sound going. The track is a keyboard day dream, a medley of notes rising and falling with an epic Vangelis undertone running throughout. Warm female vocals cascade into the frame, with notes shifting within the synthesizer sphere of sound.

‘Philomena’ sees Aube undertake a project of diverse styles. Cosmic synth, laid back electronics and a analogue soundtrack piece. Three highly talented artists coming together for three tracks. If that isn’t exciting for the world of electronics what is?

Limited Vinyl edition, high quality 180 gram vinyl. Artwork by the legendary Charles Bals.

philomena-part-I

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