The Carpenters Meet ELO in Outer Space.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2008
Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman release their new CD, "Destination Space" for Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc., during September, 2008. "Destination Space" features Perrey's trademark crazy tape loops and Moog-filled melody lines, featured in 17 brand-new tunes.
Jean-Jacques Perrey is a legend, and a pioneer in the popular electronic music field, and he continues to be a favorite and honored performer at electronic music festivals around the world. In the two years since their last Oglio CD ("The Happy ElectroPop Music Machine"), Perrey and Countryman have performed their special brand of crazy electronic pop in Germany, Norway, England, Holland, France, Switzerland, Romania, Russia and the United States. Young audiences have great respect for this living legend of electronic pop music, who, at age 80, is still composing, still performing and still rocking.
Over the past five decades, Perrey has released many classic Moog albums, featuring his trademark crazy tape loops and his catchy original melodies. His theme "Baroque Hoedown" (co-composed with Gershon Kingsley) has been featured as part of Disneyland's much-loved "Main Street Electrical Parade" for over 30 years. Perrey's "E.V.A." has been sampled by countless popular Hip-hop and Rap artists, including Ice T, Dr. Dre, Fatboy Slim, and many others. His music has been featured in countless commercials, and even The Beatles featured one of his tunes on one of their famous Christmas recordings! The Beastie Boys, Smashmouth, Negativland, They Might Be Giants, and Luke Vibert (to name just a few) have all paid tribute to Perrey in their own music.
Perrey's music partner for "Destination Space" is Seattle arranger and composer Dana Countryman. The CD was recorded in Countryman's studio, in the Seattle area. A culmination of two year's intense work, this CD blazes new musical territory for Perrey and Countryman, this time veering into more rock themes, and they even get funky with a Moog-ed out dance tune: "Funky Little Spacegirl."
Besides Perrey's famous happy-go-lucky space-age pop tunes, "Destination Space" also features several new "Spy" tunes, and Science-Fiction themed musical creations. The closing song to "Destination Space" is "Beyond The Milky Way", Perrey and Countryman's first song, written with lyrics. Always aiming to surprise, the musical duo used computers to synthesize to create artificial singing voices for the song, instead of merely bringing in real singers. The effect becomes an eerie version of "The Carpenters Meet ELO in Outer Space."
"Destination Space" is Perrey's 22nd album in his long career, and at age 80, he is showing no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned to http://www.danacountryman.com for tour dates.
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Full album streaming at http://www.oglio.com
"Destination Space" Track Listing:
2. Destination Space
3. The Spy From Outer Space
4. Kittens On The Moon
5. Café Brasilia
6. The Mysterious Mr. Him
7. Funky Little Spacegirl
9. The Girl From Berlin
10. Barn Dance On Saturn
11. Agent 29's Escape
12. Venusian Love Duet
13. 18th Century Robot
14. Little Brown Moog
15. Calypso Electronica
16. Pour L'amour De Toi
17. Beyond The Milky Way
18. Gymnopédie No. 1