Played out by Mylo and picked by Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend) as a Pitchfork best of 2010, German trio Space Ranger release their eagerly awaited debut album What About The Magnetic Fields? on 9th May.
Italo influences, lustful synths, suggestive vocals, psychedelic pop, sultry electronic layers, heavy beats and fat bass lines: all these elements are masterfully combined for a 21st century discothèque odyssey
Most of the time, talking about a club song means talking about peak-time stuff. But the secret life of a club unfolds before the dance floor is filled and after the sweaty dancers have ebbed away. This is a record that connects with the times when club music meant just that: "music played loud in a club". Like those sets of the early heroes way back when a DJ session included more than one style, more than one tempo, when it was just a work of love.
Featuring the vocal skills of Captn K (Picnic Records), adding an irresistible indie disco twist to both on Nightmoves and Plastic Romance. Aromabar and Pollard Barrier collaborate on Nothing's Wrong, a beautiful and deep, deep, deep cut. The Revenge adds that in your face feel that is always in his productions, with a rubdown of Herbal Cake.
By the way, the album features some remixes because it's 2011 and the trio thought it would benefit the record and well, it certainly does. Italian disco meisters Ajello leave their unique footprint with a vocal approach to Shave Me I'm Famous and Rayko does his thing with Superstring, ace as usual.
This album is the perfect soundtrack for the complete discothèque experience. Suggestive warm-up melodies, searching moments, hot love stories, dancefloor stormers, aftermath tunes, soothing vibes... but most of all hedonistic music.
released February 28, 2011
Released 28 February, 2011
All songs written by Brucklacher/Pflueger/Spadavecchia except Phase Fever by Brucklacher/Pflueger, Nightmoves and Plastic Romance by Brucklacher/Pflueger/Spadavecchia/Nisbet and Nothing´s Wrong by Brucklacher/Pflueger/Spadavecchia/Berrier.
Published by Bonatarda and Grande Buffo.