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PHOENIX

Wolggang Amadeus Phoenix (Re-isse)

Model:
LIB153CD
SKU:
519239
PLU: 9341004019621

While it's true that you can't force inspiration, you might be able to rent it for a few weeks at a time-or so goes the logic behind the epic recording process of Phoenix's new studio album. To write their new album, titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the Gallic quartet decamped to various locales away from their home studio in Versailles, searching for the stimulus necessary to transform the new material into a coherent LP. Brancowitz and his bandmates Thomas Mars (vocals), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D'Arcy (bass) worked in the Parisian studio of 19th-century Romantic painter Theodore Gericault ,chartered a houseboat on the Seine ,and stayed at the Bowery Hotel in New York City for a month, among others. As you'd expect, the traveling took its toll, leaving only a trip back from whence they came as a means of allowing the songs to gel, this time in the Montmartre home of Philippe Zdar, the producer known for his work as half of French house duo Cassius. Zdar, a longtime friend, lent Phoenix his studio and wound up producing the record alongside the band-the first time Phoenix has recruited outside help. The results collected on Wolfgang demonstrate a kind of deliberate, considered approach, and in turn, they've created what is the best album in their already-amazing catalogue. Featuring the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, of sharp, danceable rhythms and intense guitars, of effortless melody with a considerable dose of aural panache, the album's ten songs are more layered than previous efforts.

While it's true that you can't force inspiration, you might be able to rent it for a few weeks at a time-or so goes the logic behind the epic recording process of Phoenix's new studio album. To write their new album, titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the Gallic quartet decamped to various locales away from their home studio in Versailles, searching for the stimulus necessary to transform the new material into a coherent LP. Brancowitz and his bandmates Thomas Mars (vocals), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D'Arcy (bass) worked in the Parisian studio of 19th-century Romantic painter Theodore Gericault ,chartered a houseboat on the Seine ,and stayed at the Bowery Hotel in New York City for a month, among others. As you'd expect, the traveling took its toll, leaving only a trip back from whence they came as a means of allowing the songs to gel, this time in the Montmartre home of Philippe Zdar, the producer known for his work as half of French house duo Cassius. Zdar, a longtime friend, lent Phoenix his studio and wound up producing the record alongside the band-the first time Phoenix has recruited outside help. The results collected on Wolfgang demonstrate a kind of deliberate, considered approach, and in turn, they've created what is the best album in their already-amazing catalogue. Featuring the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, of sharp, danceable rhythms and intense guitars, of effortless melody with a considerable dose of aural panache, the album's ten songs are more layered than previous efforts.

Format - CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 31/01/14

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While it's true that you can't force inspiration, you might be able to rent it for a few weeks at a time-or so goes the logic behind the epic recording process of Phoenix's new studio album. To write their new album, titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the Gallic quartet decamped to various locales away from their home studio in Versailles, searching for the stimulus necessary to transform the new material into a coherent LP. Brancowitz and his bandmates Thomas Mars (vocals), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D'Arcy (bass) worked in the Parisian studio of 19th-century Romantic painter Theodore Gericault ,chartered a houseboat on the Seine ,and stayed at the Bowery Hotel in New York City for a month, among others. As you'd expect, the traveling took its toll, leaving only a trip back from whence they came as a means of allowing the songs to gel, this time in the Montmartre home of Philippe Zdar, the producer known for his work as half of French house duo Cassius. Zdar, a longtime friend, lent Phoenix his studio and wound up producing the record alongside the band-the first time Phoenix has recruited outside help. The results collected on Wolfgang demonstrate a kind of deliberate, considered approach, and in turn, they've created what is the best album in their already-amazing catalogue. Featuring the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, of sharp, danceable rhythms and intense guitars, of effortless melody with a considerable dose of aural panache, the album's ten songs are more layered than previous efforts.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistPHOENIX
LabelUniversal Music - Australia
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative

CD

  • 1. Lisztomania
  • 2. 1901
  • 3. Fences
  • 4. Love Like A Sunset Pt.1
  • 5. Love Like A Sunset Pt.2
  • 6. Lasso
  • 7. Rome
  • 8. Countdown (Sick For The Big Sun)
  • 9. Girlfriend
  • 10. Armistice
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