Rouge Mécanique - Exclusive Leather Sleeve
Rouge Mécanique - The Witches / Stingray. Exclusive LN-CC Release.
PYRAMIDS OF MARS PRESENT: “ROUGE MECANIQUE”
- Special 12" release from Rouge Mécanique to celebrate the forth coming album on "Pyramids of Mars".
- Artisanal 12" sleeve made from soft black calf leather. Made in Berlin. Designed by Matt Edwards and Aurelia Paumelle.
- Limited to 50 copies, the special edition, leather sleeved version is available exclusively at LN-CC.
Strictly one per customer.
Following on from our collaboration with Joe Claussell on the MACHINE box set, we are pleased to announce our continued involvement with Matt Edwards’ Pyramids of Mars label. Our next project takes the form of an exclusive release by Berlin-based artist Roman Azzaro, aka Rouge Mechanique.
Discovered by Edwards in Berlin whilst playing at menswear designer Aurelia Paumelle’s show, the Paris-raised, Berlin-dwelling Italian Roman Azzaro’s debut release is a strong two-track 12” housed in a hand stitched, leather covering designed by Paumelle.
A-side ‘The Witches’ sees rock ‘n’ roll guitar slashes slowed down to a sexual disco groove, while swirls and squeals of psychedelic noise come from all angles. It’s got the grind and the groove in a way not heard since The Skatt Brothers. Its accompanying track, ‘Stingray’ is even more offbeat – like Ry Cooder, Didier Marouani and Andrew Weatherall left the party at 5am to hit the studio and make a blues record like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
It’s a sound made possible by Roman’s unique musical upbringing. Enrolled in the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of six, he learned classical piano for seven years before moving to Italy and playing guitar in a variety of bands. A year after he moved back to the French capital he turned his back on rock music.
After moving to Berlin, Azzaro met menswear designer Aurelia Paumelle at a party. He told her he liked her clothes and that he was going to make the music for her next show. Rouge Mécanique was born and the first track that came was ‘Stingray’.
It’s fitting that Matt asked Aurelia to come up with a unique sleeve, in line with the limited pieces of art that often accompany Pyramids Of Mars releases. Her hand stitched, leather covering for the single is as brutally beautiful as it is suitable for the music inside.
Limited to 50 copies, the special edition, leather sleeved version is available exclusively at LN-CC.