Neon Neon

Praxis Makes Perfect - Deluxe Edition

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Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys & Boom Bip) present their new album, 'Praxis Makes Perfect', the follow up to 2008’s Mercury Music Prize nominated 'Stainless Style'.

'Praxis Makes Perfect' is a musical biopic of Italian Publisher, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli’s colourful life viewed through the lens of Gruff Rhys’ highly original sound writing and Boom Bip’s shimmering synth-heavy production.

Guests on this album include two previous Neon Neon co-conspirators in Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Cardiff’s Cate Le Bon, plus Italian pop sensation Sabrina Salerno and actress Asia Argento.

Salerno - best known for her multi-million selling 80s anthem 'Boys (Summertime Love)' - duets with Rhys on 'Shopping (I Like To)'. Argento’s various vocal contributions include a reading from Carlo Feltrinelli’s Senior Service biography of his father - the book that provided the initial inspiration for 'Praxis Makes Perfect' - on poignant curtain closer Ciao Feltrinelli.


1. Praxis Makes Perfect
2. The Jaguar
3. Dr. Zhivago
4. Hoops With Fidel
5. Hammer & Sickle
6. Shopping (I Like To)
7. Mid Century Modern Nightmare
8. The Leopard
9. Listen To The Rainbow
10. Ciao Feltrinelli.

1. Years Of Lead
2. Fuga In Avanti
3. Socalism At Sea (Take In The Sails, Head Into The Wind)
4. Non Aligned States.

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