Thursday, December 26, 2013

CD Review: Parralox Recovers From The Eighties With A New Album

From Melbourne, Australia comes the latest album from the synthesizer fueled pop/dance band Parralox. Leader John von Ahlen brings the best songs of the 80's and modernize them with a little extra touch that only Parralox can provide.

The fourteen songs that make up the album contain songs that were big this when they were originally released in the eighties. Parralox begins with the Pet Shop Boys' "In The Night," which fits perfectly with what they are trying to accomplish giving the song another life. One of the more well-known songs to appear on the album is "Eye In The Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project. One of the best renditions is Parralox's take of The Cure's "A Forest," only to be outdone by their version of Depeche Mode's "Somebody" sung by Amii Jackson. The album's lead single "Silent Morning" is currently a hit in dance clubs around the U.S. Parralox finishes up with the synthesizer specialized cover of Kraftwerk's "The Model" and the dark, dated sound of The Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

To find out more about Parralox's latest album "Recovery," please visit

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