(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie will release the first compilation from the recently acquired catalog of ZTT and Stiff Records. The first in a new compilation series,Zambient One, set for release on June 4th in the U.S. and Canada, is ZTT's take on the long-running, successful compilation series Late Night Tales, Another Late Night, and Balearica. The 12 track album mixes both ZTT and Stiff Records artists and features 6 unreleased tracks from Art of Noise, 808 State, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Propaganda, and more.
The soundtrack to an imaginary road movie, Zambient One's chilled out, 21st Century lounge music is split into three parts, heading off from Sarm Studios in West London on a torrential Friday night and arriving at the burning embers of Studios Mediterraneo in Ibiza just in time for sunrise on Sunday. The resulting album is a very personal collection of modern day lullabies and wake-up calls.
Zambient One Track List:
1. Art of Noise: 'Moments in Love' (Beating Hart's Mix)*
2. Hoodlum Priest: 'Sex Spirit' *
3. 808 State: 'Pacific 212' (Justin Strauss Mix) *
4. Adamski and Loretta Heywood as L.a.z.y: When We Were Young' (Starfish Mix)
5. Tracey Ullman: 'I Know What Boys Like'
6. Jona Lewie: 'Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties' (Alkalinoâ€™s Rework) *
7. Frankie Goes To Hollywood: 'Relax' (Sex Mix, Edition Two) *
8. Instinct 'Sleepwalking' (12" Extended Mix)
9. Novecento 'Day and Night' (David Morales' Def Mix)
10. Propaganda: 'Dream Within a Dream' (Within a Dream) *
11. Heights of Abraham: 'Dolphins'
12. Mint Juleps: 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart'
* PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE DIGITALLY
Currently celebrating their 30th anniversary year, ZTT Records - Zang Tuum Tumb - began life in 1983 as the brainchild of record producer Trevor Horn. The home of futurist pop - A&R'd in its early days by NME writer Paul Morley - the label is home to a game-changing catalogue of electronic pop comprising 50 albums and a further 100 singles including Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Relax - #10 USA Billboard Hot 100, Two Tribes, Welcome To The Pleasuredome), Art of Noise (Moments in Love, Beat Box - #1 US Dance Chart, Close To The Edit - #4 US Dance Chart), Propaganda (a catalogue that dates back to Dr Mabuse - the opening theme of John Hughes' Some Kind of Wonderful) and 808 State (Pacific - #3 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, Bombadin - #3 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, Cubik - #8 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs).
Founded in 1976, Stiff Records was at the heart of the new wave, bringing the world artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Kirsty MacColl and Ian Dury and what is generally regarded as the first ever punk rock single, New Rose by The Damned. The label set the yardstick for music business marketing, with artwork by Barney Bubbles and an array of memorable slogans, not least "It It Ain't Stiff, It Ain't Worth A F***". Stiff continues to this day, with the 2012 UK #1 single Bom Bom by Sam And The Womp and a back catalogue comprising 150 singles and more than 50 albums of revered 70s and 80s pop, punk and rock. Highlights include Tenpole Tudor's Swords of a Thousand Men (as synched in 2012 to Aardman Animations' Pirates! and in 2011 to US TV ads for EA Games' FIFA 11), Tracey Ullman's They Don't Know (a #8 US hit in 1983 on the Billboard Hot 100), Wreckless Eric's Whole Wide World (recently synched to 2012 MacDonalds Canada TV ads) and Desmond Dekker's Israelites (as featured in Drugstore Cowboy).