Galvany Street (Limited Edition)


Limited edition double CD version. Comes in a jewel case. Galvany Street is the start of a new chapter in the history of Berlin-based duo Booka Shade. Long before Booka Shade became one of the most successful international dance music acts of the last ten years, Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger formed a new wave pop band in the early '90s, signed a record deal in 1992 and released two albums under the name Planet Claire. Galvany Street marks the return to their pop roots in collaboration with former Archive singer Craig Walker and a few additional guests like Urdur (GusGus), Australian Yates, and Daniel Spencer from London. Craig Walker on recording with Booka Shade: "As a singer, it's a real pleasure to work with Booka Shade as the music they presented to me was so rich and full of melody. The rhythms and melody are always top level and make the job of writing top lines and lyrics a very enjoyable one. I really love the combination of all our influences -- '80s synth pop, '90s Manchester and right up to more current stuff like The Weeknd -- it's all in there and it makes for a very interesting sound." Mark Plati, known for his production and mixing with David Bowie, The Cure, Prince, and many others, worked on "Digging A Hole", "Eyes Open", and "All Falls Down". Fritz Hilpert, mix engineer and electronic musician, a friend of Booka Shade, got involved with the final mix for "All Falls Down". If you think you know exactly what to expect from Booka Shade, Galvany Street will prove you wrong. You might find the occasional up-tempo beat here and there, but there are hardly any references to any Booka Shade music of the past. 2016's Movements 10, the ten-year anniversary of their milestone album, was the ultimate closure of a chapter, in which everything had been said and done in the realms of a trademark tech house and electro house sound, the project had invented and made popular across the globe. One of the strongest points of Galvany Street is the fact, that many of these songs instantly create a feeling of familiarity, grab you, build an emotional connection, and feel like songs that have been with you for years.