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The linz-based sound pioneers combine the glamour of the soul era with modern electro on their new LP “Wonderland”.
After a successful European tour and the release of the excellent “Good Time Tonight” EP in 2014, La Rochelle Band are set to take it to another level in 2015 with the release of their brand new album “Wonderland”. “We wanted to record our vision of electro-soul, and I think we have really managed to do that with this album. We’re all really proud and happy to get this out there to our fans!” said producer Peter Cruseder. The band certainly has plenty to be proud about, with thirteen pieces of electro gold waiting to entice you onto the dance floor.
The musical concept behind the album is relatively simple explains Cruseder: “We wanted to bring soul music back into the clubs. That was our mission, to make electro-soul!” The harmony between two genres has seldom felt so natural. Cruseder and his fellow musicians combine a backdrop of international beats with the smoky aesthetic and the sexy eroticism of the great days of R’n’B.
Precision work meets sensual vocals, significant sampling mixes with dirty Motown instrumentals and clean synth gets caught up in heavy 70’s funk. The result is the perfect balance between songwriting and merciless Four-to-the-Floor dance music. The tracks on the album represent not only the musical innovation of the musicians, but also their pop genius as the music is able to get the hips swinging on a late evening, as well as providing the perfect medicine for a rainy afternoon.
In “Wonderland”, the La Rochelle Band have released one of the most exciting electro albums in recent years and have taken another huge step on their path to greatness. The album is a must-have for fans of electronic music, as well as those who don’t want to miss out on fresh analogue sounds and massive melodies.