Parralox Aeronaut album review.

Parralox, an Australian electronic music band based in Melbourne, was formed in 2008 by John von Ahlen and within that same year released their debut album “Electricity“, which took the Internet and pop blogosphere by storm.

 

PARRALOX RELEASE THEIR NEW TRACK ‘AERONAUT’ ON APRIL 3

 

Parralox present their brand new song ‘Aeronaut’, marking a new era for this exciting Melbourne based electronic pop act. The band, fronted by mega-talented rising producer John von Ahlen, have had an impressive career so far. Since 2008, they have released six accomplished albums, gaining support and acclaim from an incredibly broad range of blogs and cultural commentators – spanning MTV, Popjustice, Arjan Writes and Perez Hilton.

'Aeronaut' is a dramatic, pulsating slice of electronica that helps indicate how they caught the attention of Erasure, who recently asked the band to open for them on their 'Violet Flame' world tour. Parralox subsequently remixed the previous two Erasure's singles, released through Mute Records.

 

The music video for 'Aeronaut'is a follow-up visual collaboration between Creative Director,John lbrahim and John von Ahlen after working together on the critically-acclaimed visual 'Eye In The Sky', a cover of the famous song by The Alan Parsons Project.  After endless cups of coffee and many late nights in John Ibrahim's atelier in Paris, a vision for the clip started to slowly emerge. Almost post-apocalyptic in vision, the 'Aeronaut'video captures the essence of reflection, observation and introspection set against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of Paris.

Parralox's previous single 'Crying On The Dancefloor' featuring Francine reached a peak position of number 6 on the UK Music Week Commercial Pop Club Chart in September 2014 and 'Sharper Than A Knife' saw the band score a number 22 position in the UK Club Charts in 2013.

The 'Aeronaut' digital EP will be released worldwide on April 3rd on all leading online retailers including iTunes and Amazon. The EP features new remixes from Rich B & Phil Marriott, Mi Disguise, Vile Electrodes and dance remixes from John von Ahlen.

Now lets talk about this album.

There are 13 tracks on this album variation from midtempo to uptempo in different styles and moods.From the first track you can here that this is an album where has been carefully had bene think about in mine opinion this is a crossover between different styles melted together in a real smart way that only Parralox can do.The mix is a nice blend of different synthesizer sounds and drums is what you can say is on of a kind.After a few tracks you feel it grows on you and you really can dance and listing to this album.In every review i always draw a comparison in this case i make no exception for this album,i here Jean Mitchell Jarre and some Enigma, in my opinion this is a compliment for this album.The reverbs and delays are totally 80's sounding.Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI IIx, Jupiter 4, Halion,DX7, Moog Modular, System 1,DX100, MC202, Pro One, JX-8P, Jupiter 4, TR8, TB3, Jupiter 4 yes they are there all and they sound great.Track 3,5,7,11 are my favorites, Solid State is a really Kraftwerk 80's electro killer with some new wave feelings.I love the Miami Vice theme drums on Mystery and Somebody II could be a new Oldfield song.The other numbers are certainly not less good but these songs make this the difference.I totally not expected Miranda on this album this  type of number you do not hear often.This song really makes the difference.

 

John von Ahlen respect.