To prepare for the forthcoming release of our first single MADELAINE we have decided to relaunch our homepage. It contains more information now and is easier to navigate as well as slightly more elegant in design.
Most of the content of the old page has been transferred, including parts of the news section.
Today the 7″ vinyl records for our first single release MADELAINE / LOVESICK ZOMBIE have arrived from our German pressing plant at MY45. We have ordered a limited edition of 200 copies that will be available in our store soon. The release date will correspond with the date of the streaming and download releases.
The records look fine, the audio quality of the digital files did not translate to vinyl as well as we hoped it would. I guess we still have to learn a lot about mixing and mastering for vinyl. Still it feels great to hold your first self produced 7″ record in your hands. We hope the record will be appreciated as a collector’s item and as a fan tribute to Paul Roland’s music despite some technical flaws.
Mixing and mastering of the two tracks “Madelaine” and “Lovesick Zombie” on our first single has been finished. That was no small feat regarding the fact that we’re but musical amateurs and this is our first foray into producing a record.
We will now send the files and the artwork to the vinyl pressing plant for the limited 7″ vinyl edition. We ordered 200 copies. Hopefully that will turn out well.
We’re happy to announce our next release. It will be our first self produced single on 3:30 MusiC. The A side will be a cover version of Paul Roland’s song “Madelaine” from his 1985 album HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS.
We’re incredibly proud and honoured to have the blessing of the master himself for this release. In our version we have taken some liberties with the song structure, so of course we asked Paul for his permission for the publication. And here’s what he wrote back:
“[…] I think your version is smart, charming and witty. I am also touched by your passion and am very happy indeed to think that my music has meant something to you all these years. […]”
It will take some time until the actual release because we are planning a limited vinyl edition in addition to the regular download and streaming releases.
In the meanwhile you can listen to Paul’s original version of MADELAINE via the Spotify link below (you will have to log in if you want to hear more than just a sample). Don’t forget to check out all of Paul’s other music. Over the years he has published some of the best pop songs ever written.
Italian music magazine Blow Up. has reviewed the ALICE’S CURIOSITIES compilation quite favourably in their June 2017 issue. They even mentioned our contribution “Stranger than Strange”. The review is in Italian, the translation should go something like this:
“[…] Other version bring little explored relations to the light through their interpretations: Stranger than Strange asredone byThe Pop Hypothesis ends up resembling certain synth pop of the Eighties […]”
Well, what can we say – it feels good to be understood …