Friday, 13 March 2015

OCD024 : LAS vegas / LAS vegas

Cover art by David Crunelle

OCD024 : LAS vegas / LAS vegas

If green felt and failure had a sound, if lucre was anything less than filthy, if there was any merit at all to the meretricious, LAS vegas would not exist formed as it was around the dueling talents of Kris Engelen, Raphaël Rastelli, Eugene S. Robinson, and Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock and capturing, or as near as possible, the chill of endless neon and nights full of nothing but. 

Kris Engelen (programming/synths), from Brussels, solo creator of  ambient/industrial Lost.
Raphaël Rastelli (programming, recording/mixing), co-founder of Brussels-based cinematic doom band von Stroheim.
Eugene S. Robinson (voice/lyrics) as "The American Friend". Sings for OXBOW (biointerview).
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock (songwriting, lyrics, guitar, voice/theremin) started Baby Fire (see OCD018). 

Eugene S. Robinson was invited to contribute to "Bureau d’Echange du Mal: Dust Soup", a track featured on Baby Fire’s debut album No Fear, released on Cheap Satanism Records (Belgium). 

LAS vegas grew out of this. LAS vegas is this. LAS vegas is nothing if not this.

Eugene, Raphaël, Dominique and Kris
pic. by Séverine Bailleux

Nice review in French in Music in Belgium here, in Perte & Fracas here, in Over blog here, and in Indie Rock Magazine here.
"Un souffle désertique, chargé de fantômes, un paysage aride qui touche infiniment. Exit de LAS Vegas provoque beaucoup avec très peu. Less is more et cætera."

The digital release as a different cover:

Cover art by A.L., original pic. by Kris Engelen

Digital release on the 20th of March, physical release on the 3rd of April 2015.

Track listing:
  1. Grand
  2. Scissors
  3. Hole Man
  4. Haku
  5. White Snow White
  6. Cream
  7. Lucre
  8. Champagne
  9. Black Lily
Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies in black digisleeve with printed inserts.

What they say in Radio Kultura about the clip for the song 'Champagne':
"Le résultat est lunaire, ambient, voir même souffreteux et d'une exceptionnelle beauté froide. "

and another one: White Snow White

Here it the latest video: Haku

And a Bandcamp only bonus remix of Cream by Sklif here:

And on Bandcamp:

CD is sold out!

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