(Here's a short mp3 tidbit for you - Click the album cover)
"Prowling" may not sound like a name for a Christmas song, but it is. It's sort of an answer to our Sea Of Tranquility track "Tiger Song" - but with sleigh bells and an ever-so-slightly creepy sounding Merry Christmas chorus.
The name The LaLaVox Box was something Achim and I came up with on the spur of the moment when we were asked to contribute a track to the Berlin underground music Christmas compilation, SANTA MONIKA, in 1999. I'd rather enjoy releasing something as The LaLaVox Box again sometime. Maybe one day...
Here's the full version of the song from Achim's and my 1995 album (LANDED) which most frequently appeared on compilations. We also got very emotional fan mail as a result of this little tri-lingual extravaganza. (click the album cover above for the mp3) You can find its lyrics (in English, French, and German) in the Sea Of Tranquility section.
After Landed was mastered and sent off to meet its fate, Achim sat himself down with a head full a heavy beats and did a bunch of remixes from some of the songs off the album. (A couple of new tunes happened along the way as well.) Various major label people got wind of this and for a while there it looked as though this material might be released with much big-time bruhaha. But 1995/96 turned out to be more "complicated" than we'd hoped and 3 EP's worth of tasty tracks are now gathering dust within the quiet and protected confines of various drawers and shelves in our studio...
...Achim did his Dauerfisch and Kuenstler Treu thing, I did my illustrating-etc thing, and that was the end of it...
Maybe we should just release the stuff as a mail-order private-pressing for you sometime. If that sounds like a good idea to you, let us know.
In the meantime, if you like, you can check out the 3 short mp3 samples above...
Sea of Tranquility can be found at MySpace now as well - with a small selection of album tracks and Lost tracks:
Featuring yours truly....
....I sang on the track and then appeared in the video. The video (a fairy-tale-goes-horror clip) was directed by Vicky Cohn and Rita Gloria-Curvo, and won a People's Choice Award at the Backup New Media Festival in Weimar in November 2002. Download our 6.2mb QuickTime version for a peek (click the image above). --- And if you would like to listen to different mixes of this track in RealAudio, then try out the following Eleganz links:
Kuenstler Treu - "Postcard From a Foreign Strand" (feat. Miss LaLaVox) --- CD / 4 tracks - English page - German page ---
Kuenstler Treu - "Postcard From a Foreign Strand" (feat. Miss LaLaVox) --- 12" / 5 tracks - English page - German page ---
I co-wrote and sang this track. The "Ride My Bike (Machine Gun Ibiza Mix)" appeared on the Bungalow POOL POSITION compilation in 1999.
You can download a sound clip of this remix version here. (click the POOL POSITION album cover above)
You can download a complete version of the
"Ride My Bike (Machine Gun Ibiza - Astrud Mix)" here. (click the BEST OF BUNGALOW album cover above)
(p.s. I noticed recently that the "Machine Gun Ibiza Mix" link was incorrectly linked to the "Machine Gun Ibiza - Astrud Mix" mp3 - for months and months. I'm terribly sorry about this. Both are correctly linked now. ...I tend to like the "Machine Gun Ibiza Mix" in the non-Astrud version best, by the way.)
A little project of ours called THE SPACE SONGS just released an album with SOPOT RECORDS on March 28th, 2008. This album is a musical reworking of a "Singing Science" record from 1959:
It was during the late 1950's, when a series of odd educational records for children was released by an obscure record label in New York City. Various themes - such as "Nature", "Energy & Motion", "Weather", etc. - were presented to the sounds of whacky folk and country tunes. Among these records was one we particularly enjoyed: "SPACE SONGS". This recording would certainly have been long forgotten, were it not for the fact that it apparently influenced an entire generation of future scientists. The idea of reworking the album suddenly seemed irresistible, and we gleefully began fashioning them into an assortment of pop tunes which we hope may once again inspire a generation of children (and maybe even their pop-fan moms and dads).
And you can listen to several of our interpretations of these songs (using Hy Zaret's original lyrics) at our THE SPACE SONGS MySpace profile. :) Links for ordering or downloading this album (at Amazon or iTunes) are also included there. ;)
The Space Songs members are: Chloé Leloup, yours truly, and Achim Treu.
An online buddy and I hosted little all-vocal song contest for folks at the 4um once upon a time. There were competing tracks and bonus tracks, and I offered 3 bonus tracks to the preceedings; one duetting with Kuenstler Treu, and two duetting with Bobo (of Bobo in White Wooden Houses). Here they are:
These - I'd say, demo-quality tracks - were all rather spontaneously recorded on a 12-track hard-disk recorder. ;)
As you're already likely to have noticed, I also featured the two Bobo collaborations in a YouTube video together with the Sea of Tranquility track "Engellied". If you'd prefer watching this video at its own YouTube page (rather then in the imbedded version above), please click here.
...My once-upon-a-time jazz trio. Yes, I've already dedicated a separate page to LaLaLand here in the music section, but I thought it might be convenient to add these 4 rehearsal-room demos (and 1 live performance) with Jan Stolterfoht (electric guitar) and Helge Marx (double bass) here as well... ;)
I've discovered YouTube to be an opportunity for a form of live performance and transcontinental collaboration (as can best be seen in our Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell cover versions there). I've collected all of my vocal videos into various YouTube playlists...