Listen to the new Neon Neon album ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’


Back in 2008, Neon Neon (the collaboration between Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals) released a brilliant LP called Stainless Style – a concept album about the American engineer and famous automobile industry executive, John DeLorean. It was one of my favourite albums that year and had critics slathering praise upon it.

Now (seemingly out of nowhere – either that or I’ve missed the hype) Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys have teamed up once more to record a follow up. The concept album theme continues, but this time the LP ‘soundtracks’ and explores the life of maverick Italian publisher and leftwing activist, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

If like me, you’ve never heard of Feltrinelli before, I suggest a visit to Wikipedia (click here) for a taster of what the man was all about. He clearly lived a fascinating life and you can totally understand why Gruff Rhys in particular, would choose him as the album’s conceptual muse.

Sound-wise the album bears a lot of similarities (in a good way!) to Stainless Style. It’s filled with gloriously smooth vocals, 80’s electronica and shimmering oddness. In short it’s another triumph.

In advance of it’s release next Monday, you can listen to the album in it’s entirety over on The Guardian site (click here) – enjoy!

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