130725The Berlin-based duo NAOMI is back with its sixth album Swim. The creative pause has generated space for fresh ideas and the record sounds calmer, more reduced and more optimistic while maintaining a melancholy note. Electro, alternative pop – Nico Tobias and Bernd Lechler don’t care much for genre definitions. Their focus is on great melodies, from the casual and mysterious opener Almost Talking via the almost sacral Melt The Key, the vocoder road movie Life Or Death or the nicely cheerful Get Up, Get Out Into The Rain to the final synthesizer riffs of the title track. You can excellently let yourself sink into these eleven songs, or, as required, laugh, cry, dance and spill beer, or just waste the day.

The Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote about Naomi’s last album The Big Shapes (2010) that the band, “in a fair world, would have to scramble with Lady Gaga for the top positions in the summer charts”; and also Rolling Stone and FAZ are already convinced. With its elegant and mature sound, Swim is a true enrichment for Germany’s pop landscape.

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On “Get Up, Get Out Into The Rain”, the Berlin-based NAOMI are approaching the Alternative House genre – starting with the beat and ending up at the emotion. At the same time, however, the duo is avoiding everything which is too cool or hip. Worked out really well – and the bass, beg your pardon, is sexy as fuck. With “Get Up, Get Out Into The Rain”, Nico Tobias and Bernd Lechler have written a song about childhood and even meditate over naivity and optimism: to derive enjoyment from annoyances and to recognize the potential of failures, making lemonade when the world is throwing lemons at you. At the same time, the song is the harbinger of the upcoming sixth album “Swim”, which is to be released in September and is much more relaxed, more elegant and more reduced than its predecessors, proving again: thanks to their diverse sound, Naomi are one of the acts in electronic music that is definitely not to be missed!

Taken from the album “Swim” (iTunes: https://goo.gl/8UUK5j).

Mole Listening Pearls strikes back with 5 Volumes of the label greatest hits. Each Volume is available for 4,99 Euro on iTunes, so get your copy now and be part of the Mole Family, incl. tracks from Lemongrass, Alphawezen, moodorama, Martini Brös, Bassface Sascha, Zagar, Naomi, Dadamnphreaknoizphunk, Pino Shamlou and many more …

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Part 02

Naomi Classic “Pappelallee” celebrates 10th Birthday on February 23rd. On their second album „Pappelallee“ Berlin duo Naomi (Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias) have delivered in 2004 personal and charming songs situated somewhere between pop and sophisticated electronic music. The warm and touching sound nests pleasantly in auditory canals making the album feel familiar even at first listening. When diving deeper into Naomi’s universe you soon discover a great variety of influences and contrasting elements. The songs are intense, the arrangement is compact and the sound distinctive. „Pappelallee“ is sometimes bizarre but always catchy, profound but highly accessible, melancholic but consoling. Plus, the moving Electropop jewel „King Kong Is Not Dead“ comes as an extra feelgood song. On Februray 24th, 2014 Pappelallee will be re-released as a remastered 10th Anniversary Edition ! Stay tuned.
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Good music will never die! Rewashed is a deep view into the catalogue of Mole Listening Pearls. Selecting the finest Tracks, Sounds an Artist from the newsdesk and archives . Featuring hidden treasures from bestselling artists like Alphawezen, Naomi, Audio Lotion, nor elle or Märtini Brös. Also there will be find new milestones of modern lounge music from Schoeneich & Groon or Zagar. Time for Rewashed!

Gute Musik wird niemals schlecht. Rewashed ist ein tiefer Blick in den Katalog des Labels Mole Listening Pearls mit den besten Tracks vom Newsdesk und den Archiven. Das Album präsentiert versteckte Schätze der Szene Stars Alphawezen, Naomi, Audio Lotion, nor elle oder Märtini Brös. Auf dem Album befinden sich aber auch zukünftige Meilensteine der Lounge Music von Schöneiech & Groon oder Zagar. Zeit für ein Rewashed! Out now!

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Good music will never die! Rewashed is a deep view into the catalogue of Mole Listening Pearls. Selecting the finest Tracks, Sounds an Artist from the newsdesk and archives . Featuring hidden treasures from bestselling artists like Alphawezen, Naomi, Audio Lotion, nor elle or Märtini Brös. Also there will be find new milestones of modern lounge music from Schoeneich & Groon or Zagar. Time for Rewashed!
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Up to date the label Mole Listening Pearls reach the goal to´ve position # 1 and # 3 at the iTunes Electronic charts in Hungary with the current album from Yonderboi (Passive Control) and the new single from Zagar (Never The same). The album from Yonderboi defends this position since end of September 2011!

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Yonderboi – Passive Control (Mole Listening Pearls)
Like every Yonderboi record “Passive Control” is as well a diverse, story-like collection of songs, with a strong personal background. Even though the eleven songs are spread on a large-scale of styles, compared to the earlier works it is a bit less eclectic. Yonder produced and mixed the entire record alone in his Budapest home studio, the aim was to develop a more electronic and skeletonized version of his sound. The whole album has an elusive feel of utopia, which can be explained easily by Yonder’s love for science fiction ever since he was a kid. Jean Gireaud Moebius the legendary French comics artist, Russian sci-fi movie “Kin-Dza-Dza”, or Hungarian cult-film “Meteo” are just a few examples that inspired him during the making of “Passive Control”. More information: Yonderboi – Passive Control

Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls)
From the heart of the thriving Eastern European electronica scene, prolific Hungarian five-piece Zagar present an EP of exclusive remixes courtesy of cutting-edge artists Cottonmouth, Miami Kidz, Demon Superior, AMB and Yesman. It is the latest innovative flourish from a band that has built a reputation for combining powerful hit-driven tracks with cinematic moods- a recipe for deliciously atmospheric records and astonishing live shows. This latest EP is something of an evolution of creativity, with each collaborator taking the anthemic sound of ‘Never The Same’ and moulding it into new, exciting shapes each step of the way. Whether it’s the irresistible dubstep breaks introduced by Cottonmouth, the summery pop vibe of Demon Superior’s re-working or the spacey wonky beat track by AMB, it really is a fine demonstration of the incredible scope of musical possibility. Beside this, Zagar have become one of the most sought out acts at festivals and clubs across Europe. Performing since 2001, they have performed in ten different countries which has also seen them sharing a stage with Depeche Mode on their Tour of the Universe in 2009. More information: Zagar – Never The Same

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Beside this success, there are also 4 tracks in the top 10 of the Hungarian “iTunes Electronic Songs” charts from the artists Zagar (2x), Robert M. and Yonderboi:Hungarian iTunes Electronic Songs Charts: # 1 Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls) # 3 Zagar feat. Underground Divas – Wings Of Love (Mole Listening Pearls) # 4 Robert M. – Muzak (Proton Records) # 10 Yonderboi – Come On Progency (Mole Listening Pearls)
This is a “live recording” from the song “Fujiyama” at the Privatclub in Berlin from the 26th of November 2011. “Fujiyama” is taken from the album “The Big Shapes”, the fifth Album from Naomi on Mole Listening Pearls. The song is an electro blues with elegiac Melodica and a downright symphonic final. On this album, the abundance of ideas, the songwriting, the attitude — everything has grown bigger, louder and sharper in the Naomi universe. Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias still show the odd fit of incurable melancholy, but this time any world weariness comes clad in choruses that make you want to shout “Holy Kylie!”. The overall sound of the album reminds one of… well, nothing else, really. Massive backbeats carry scratchy guitar riffs, buzzing synths cut through gentle electric piano lines as the Berlin duo digs deep into the pop vocabulary of the past four decades. Reviewing their album “Aquarium”, Rolling Stone magazine described Naomi as “wondrous”. They still are…

Taken from the album: Naomi – The Big Shapes

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Up to date the label Mole Listening Pearls reach the goal to´ve position # 1 and # 2 at the iTunes Electronic charts in Hungary with the current albums from Yonderboi and Zagar. Together with the compilation “Luxury Lounge 4.0″ (# 6) digedo has topically three releases in the top 10 at the Hungarian iTunes Electronic charts.

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Yonderboi – Passive Control (Mole Listening Pearls)
Like every Yonderboi record “Passive Control” is as well a diverse, story-like collection of songs, with a strong personal background. Even though the eleven songs are spread on a large-scale of styles, compared to the earlier works it is a bit less eclectic. Yonder produced and mixed the entire record alone in his Budapest home studio, the aim was to develop a more electronic and skeletonized version of his sound. The whole album has an elusive feel of utopia, which can be explained easily by Yonder’s love for science fiction ever since he was a kid. Jean Gireaud Moebius the legendary French comics artist, Russian sci-fi movie “Kin-Dza-Dza”, or Hungarian cult-film “Meteo” are just a few examples that inspired him during the making of “Passive Control”. More information: Yonderboi – Passive ControlZagar – Cannot Walk Fly Instead (Mole Listening Pearls)
On their second album entitled “Cannot Walk Fly Instead”, they mix cosmic electronic tunes with psychedelic prog-rock while sometimes using church choir elements and quotes from movies to merge the past and the future in a surrealistic way. For the song “Wings of Love” they invite on top six of the most popular independent female singers from Hungary (The Underground Divas). The concept of the album is a kind of exodus from the stereotypes of cosmopolitan urban living, delving into the mysteries and spiritual experiences of the 21st Century Man. They try to convey their imaginations with simple regular issues as solitude, desire for love, nostalgia or vanity. The title “Prophet Is A Fool” is already a small foretaste of the exciting new album by Zagar. More information: Zagar – Cannot Walk Fly Instead