PEPE DELUXE single pr updated: 16th April 2012:
+Remixes from Husky Rescue, Secuem & Voluntary Bulter Scheme
Single released: 21st May
Catalogue no. RID069D/Format: Digital
”Go Supersonic” is the third single taken from Pepe Deluxé’s acclaimed and mind-bogglingly brilliant pop-opera ’Queen of the Wave’.
“Go Supersonic” is the throbbing party heart of the album. Exhilarating and outrageous, like a glorious 60’s B-movie soundtrack exploding with added psychedelic funk and baroque pop. Imagine Love’s ‘Forever Changes’ revved up on speed with high-octane vocals (in this case courtesy of Moomins and Shrek voice actress Sara Welling).
It’s an extraordinary track, belonging to an equally extraordinary conceptual journey of a record, based around the themes of Atlantis, Venus, sci-fi futurism and reincarnation written of in the mystical 19th Century novel ‘A Dweller On Two Planets’. Several years in the making, ‘Queen of the Wave’ is simply put ”the most impressive album ever painstakingly assembled across space and time” – Pop Matters (10/10). For six years, Finland’s Jari Salo (aka James Spectrum) and Sweden’s Paul Malmström waited for the World’s largest instrument, the Great Stalacpipe Organ (built into one of the Caverns of Luray, Virginia) to be repaired – all for less than 2 minutes of music. The album contains no samples although it does feature an array of weird and wonderful instruments of yesteryear including a modified Edison ghost hunting machine (all painstakingly restored and played to sound like snippets from ultra rare records), plus the handpicking of collaborators such as ”Go Supersonic’s” vocalist as well as input from Samuli Kosminen of Múm, master metal drummer Kai Hahto, ArcAttack and their lethal Tesla coil synthesizer and the Czech Film Orchestra.
Such invention and attention to detail has not only resulted in an album of astonishingly unique music, but also an aesthetic very much Pepe Deluxé’s own with album companions, artwork and the videos themselves all product of Pepe Deluxé’s collective imaginations and eccentric flair.
Jari and Paul donate all the profits from the sales of the album to John Nurminen Foundation to be used in the Clean Baltic Sea project. The aim of the project is to protect and achieve a visible improvement in the condition of the Baltic Sea, one of the most endangered and polluted seas in the world.
”Go Supersonic” is released on 21st May on Catskills and includes a Remix by Husky Rescue, a Mix by Secuem (who won a Husky Rescue remix competition in 2011) and Voluntary Bulter Scheme Mix.
Some praise for Pepe Deluxé’s ’Queen of the Wave’:
"Pepe Deluxe have made the most ambitious, unique and fantastical pop opera this side of the sun." - ARTROCKER, Album of the Month
"..few albums this year will try this hard to entertain" - MOJO
”Scott Walker fronts a Morricone horse opera at the edge of the galaxy” – Uncut
”A wonderfully flamboyant concept prog rock opera…It’s cleverness and humour burst like springs from an offerstuffed rococo couch. Splendidly indulgent” – Clash
”The most impressive album ever painstakingly assembled across space and time” – Pop Matter (10/10).
"Madder than a box of very mad frogs who have just been appointed professors of madness at Oxford University." - DJ FOOD
"...an incredibly well thought out album 5/5" - DMC World Magazine
"...makes Queen or Kanye's madly eclectic sonic excesses look like a campfire strum-along" – MIXMAG
“…the kind of album that comes along once a generation, a groundbreaking, game-changing work of art” – Exclaim magazine
“...this is an odyssey bursting with energy, colour and invention” – Music OMH 4/5
“Emphatically recommended” – The Line of Best Fit
“What’s not to love about an album that sounds like a space opera one moment and the theme song for a low-budget quiz show the next?” - Consequence of Sound