Why not re-release an album as a deluxe edition with the bonus disc containing only one new song (most likely an outtake that was rightly shelved a the tine), a cover and four remixes that go nowhere? Apparently nobody had the balls to tell the Parallels that an idea like that is a rip-off and a bad career move.
Visionaries is an album that can stand on its own as an update of Eighties synth wave. The Toronto duo have captured the dark party mood of that era, with singer Holly Dodson riding on top of the music, spilling haunting lyrics about night life and death, with Cameron Findlay emulating the hallucinogenic backdrop of old school synthesizers. Plenty of robotic vocals, too. Recommended if you like OMD, Propaganda and Berlin.
Video: Parallels - UltralightLive dates:
- 10/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
- 10/19-23 NYC, NY @ CMJ (venues TBA)
- 10/31 Miami, FL @ The Raleigh
- 12/18 Miami, FL @ Electric Pickle