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She's So Rad - Last Dance E.P. (WN12030) teaser

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    ARTIST : She's So Rad (シーズ・ソー・ラッド)
    TITLE : Last Dance e.p.
    Under File : Disco,Boogie,House
    format : 12" (125g vinyl w/ Disco Sleeve)
    release : July 2013

    side A
    1) Refresh
    2) Breakout
    3) Last Dance
    side B
    1) Live Via Camloops feat.Steph Brown
    2) Messin' Up
    3) Disco Star feat.Recloose

    all songs written/produce/recorded by Jeremy Toy
    Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters,L.A.
    Artwork by Jellphonic
    A&R Kenji Sakajiri (Wonderful Noise)

    Digest mix for soundcloud by Kutcorners
    これまでポストパンクやシューゲイザーなどのジャンルで広く認識されていたジェレミー・トイ(以下、ジェレミー)率いるバンドShe's So Radは今回のE.P.制作にあたり自身が深く精通する80'sディスコやブギーサウンドのテイストを取り入れスペシャルなディスコサウンドを制作。ジェレミーは今回のレコーディングにおいてMoog、DMX、Drumtraks等のヴィンテージのアナログシンセ、エフェクター、ドラムマシーンなど使用し、ニュージーランドオークランドにある映画館跡の地下スタジオで自らそれらの楽器を演奏しすべて録音。80'sの録音手法を再現する為に、コンピューターのシンセサイザーやサンプリングマシーンの一切の使用を避け、本物のミュージシャンが本物の楽器を使うスタイルで当時のリアルな音を再現。ジェレミーは「ポストパンクのバンドがライブでブギーをプレーできるなんて最高だよね。ロックバンドがブギーミュージックに持ち込めるエナジーって言ったらスゴいんだよ。<Marcus Miller>や<Tom Browne>よりも<E.S.G>や<Talking Heads>みたいな生の荒々しいの感覚に近くなってると思うんだよね。勿論<Marcus Miller>や彼らからもこのE.Pを作るに辺りスゴい影響は受けてるんだけどね・・」

    ゲストプレイヤーとしてご存じデトロイト出身で現在はニュージーランド(オークランド)を拠点に活動するプロデューサーRecloose(リクルース)がDisco Star(B3)にサックスプレイヤーとして、そしてLive Via Camloops(B1)にキーボード・プレイヤーのステップ・ブラウン aka Lipsが参加。マスタリングはJ Dilla、Quasimoto、J Roccなどストーンズスロー作品等も手掛けるLAのマスタリングエンジニア、Dave Cooleyが担当。

    Jeremy Toy from She's So Rad
    2003年、南アフリカ(ケープタウン)で行われたRed Bull Music AcademyにAmp Fiddler、Jneiro Jarel、A-Trakなどと共に参加。これまでにOpensouls、Tyra Hammond & The Tornadoes、Ladi6、Lips、Hollie Smithや、The Sami Sistersなどへの曲をプロデュースし、Julien Dyne、Elecric Wire HustleやMark De Clive-Loweなどの作品にアーティストとして参加。

    She's So Rad - Last Dance E.P. (WN12030)

    Until now, the band She’s So Rad have been synonymous with post/punk,shoegaze music. With the ‘Last Dance E.P.’ producer Jeremy Toy has dug deep in his knowledge of disco and boogie to create a ‘special disco version’ release for the band. The result is a 6 track E.P. full of disco/boogie heat.

    Last Dance E.P. has been created entirely with analog synths, live instruments and 1980’s era specific drum machines all performed by Jeremy Toy, recorded in his studio beneath a rundown cinema in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. There is no use of soft-synths or software based samplers as Toy wanted to deliver a record that was made “like they used to make records” with real musicians playing real instruments. The heart of this record is a Moog synthesizer, DMX and Drumtraks drum machines. Vocals are performed by Anji Sami and Jeremy Toy in unison to create their unique vocal sound.

    The record has been made at the highest fidelity possible, 24bit 88.2khz, so that the vinyl pressing can be as sonically full and as close to reality as a digital recording can be.These songs have been transformed live by the band and the band can now play disco party sets on request as an alternative to their shoegaze sets. Toy has said
    of this change “it is such a great thing to be able to play this live boogie with a band that is used to playing post punk music, the energy a rock band brings to the boogie music is great, we end up with a live sound that is much closer to the raw feeling of E.S.G. or Talking Heads than the super smooth boogie of Marcus Miller and Tom Browne although these artists are also big influences on the E.P.” The E.P. has guest appearances from Recloose - saxophone on ‘Disco Star’ and Steph Brown (aka Lips) - Sequential Circuits Pro-One synth wobbles on ‘Live Via Camloops’.No stranger to a large variety of genres of music, Toy is a past participant at the Red Bull Music Academy and has produced records for Opensouls, Tyra Hammond & The Tornadoes, Ladi6, Lips,Hollie Smith and The Sami Sisters as well as appearing on records by Julien Dyne, Liam Finn, Electric Wire Hustle, Homebrew, David Dallas and Mark De Clive-Lowe.

    Released by: Wonderful Noise
    Release/catalogue number: WN12030
    Release date: Jul 31, 2013


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