Parralox - Isn't it strange
Electro, Synthpop Parralox is an electro pop band from Australia where John von Ahlen does all the handiwork with song composition and synthesizers and the singing is made by a girl named Amii. The band is unknown to me, but has made several releases since 2004.

On this EP we find eight remixes of the title track and seven other songs and remixes from earlier releases as well as some new songs.

"Isn't it strange" is a strong pop song. The lyrics are memorable, the melodies are easy going and Amii's voice is sweet. All the ingredients for an electro pop hit. And surely it's a good song. From the eight remixes and versions, my favourites is the "Ade Fenton Extended Remix" which has a great beat, "Vision Talk Synthpop Remix" with the strange sound I really can't describe how much I would like to and "Orchestral Full Length" is beautiful with its strings. You sometimes get the feeling that some of the remixes should have been scoped out, since they are a bit plain, but then again it is hard to keep 8 remixes all top notch.

There are more goodies to find, the Beborn Beton remix of "Moonwalking", PT's Born Again Remix of "When The Walls Came Tumbling Down" and Marlow's Mix of "Hotter". These should not be forgotten in the big mass of "Isn't it strange" remixes.

Good stuff from Parralox for all the fans of electro pop out there.
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Brutal Resonance

Parralox - Isn't it strange

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2010 by Conzoom Records
Parralox is an electro pop band from Australia where John von Ahlen does all the handiwork with song composition and synthesizers and the singing is made by a girl named Amii. The band is unknown to me, but has made several releases since 2004.

On this EP we find eight remixes of the title track and seven other songs and remixes from earlier releases as well as some new songs.

"Isn't it strange" is a strong pop song. The lyrics are memorable, the melodies are easy going and Amii's voice is sweet. All the ingredients for an electro pop hit. And surely it's a good song. From the eight remixes and versions, my favourites is the "Ade Fenton Extended Remix" which has a great beat, "Vision Talk Synthpop Remix" with the strange sound I really can't describe how much I would like to and "Orchestral Full Length" is beautiful with its strings. You sometimes get the feeling that some of the remixes should have been scoped out, since they are a bit plain, but then again it is hard to keep 8 remixes all top notch.

There are more goodies to find, the Beborn Beton remix of "Moonwalking", PT's Born Again Remix of "When The Walls Came Tumbling Down" and Marlow's Mix of "Hotter". These should not be forgotten in the big mass of "Isn't it strange" remixes.

Good stuff from Parralox for all the fans of electro pop out there.
Jun 09 2010

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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