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.

TRACK LISTING

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.

BONUS CD:
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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