Düde is the 3rd album by XXL. XXL is the alchemical result of the meeting of Jamie Stewart's perverted creature Xiu Xiuwith the 4 headed mythological Italian monster named Larsen. Düde has been composed, performed, arranged and recorded in real time by the band at O.F.F. Studio in Torino, Italy
in 10 intense days spent on the verge of disciplined work and chaotic creativity (with some good food and wine on the side). Düde has been recorded and mastered by Marco Milanesio and mixed by Jamie Stewart. Düde is the first XXL album featuring Xiu Xiu's Angela Seo instead of previous keyboard player/vocalist Caralee McElroy. Düde features stellar performances by the artiste extraordinaireErnesto Tomasini and brass player Ramon Moro. Düde (to be pronounced Duede) sports an umlaut on its “u” as a tribute to our druidic ancestors. Düde is about the umlaut...it is all about the umlaut...
LARSEN "Uncruel Cool Mouth"
“Uncruel Cool Mouth” has to be considered an introduction and at the same time companion to Larsen's full length release “Cool Cruel Mouth”
Whereas “Cool Cruel Mouth” focuses more on song structure thanks to Little Annie's smoky vocals and metropolitan lyrics,
on “Uncruel Cool Mouth” Larsen's Paolo Dellapiana and band producer and sound engineer Marco Milanesio (a.k.a. 9cento9)
have used sound sources from “Cool Cruel Mouth” (including Baby Dee piano and Little Annie vocals) as well as some additional sounds,
to build up a cinematic instrumental suite in two parts, putting the stress on musical and atmospheric dynamics and shifting.
Press Release here
Download: Tunecore, iTunes
Limited Edition CD: Deathtripper On-Line Shop Limited Edition 10" Picture Disc (out on August 2012, preorder it now): Zos Kia Sounds Recordings
LARSEN "No Arms, No Legs: Identification Problems" remastered 15th anniversary digital version