Title: Last Frequency Presets
Release Date: Spring 1999
Catalog Number: simballrec03
Distributed by Simballrec
Languis is a duo comprised of Marcos Chloca and Alejandro Cohen. The two have been working together since 1991 and are now writing and recording music in their home studio in Altadena, California. They first began recording experimental rock, and in the last two years, their sound has evolved into electronic pop music based around melodies. Their sound is comparable to what labels such as Thrill Jockey and Warp have been releasing lately. Bands like Tortoise, Stereolab, Oval, and Aphex Twin have made a big impact on them as well as older bands like Kraftwerk, Neu, and Harmonia.
In January 1998, Languis released an EP composed of four tracks (three lyrical, one instrumental). The EP received airplay in the college radio station circuit in the Los Angeles area, and it climbed to #3 on the KXLU December-January top 30 playlist.
The first Languis LP, titled Simball Sounds, was released in August, 1998. Simball Sounds is a 9-track instrumental CD which was recorded on a four-track recorder at Languis' studio. Some of the innovative techniques used in the recording of the album include the use of both analog and digital synthesizers, organs, guitars, and samplers, which gives the LP a thick and rich sound in a low-fi context.
The latest Languis release is titled Last Frequency Presets and was released in the spring of 1999. It was also recorded in their home studio, and composed using both analog and digital synthesizers, guitars, and vocals. Last frequency Presets is being played frequently on many college radio stations, including KALX, KXLU , and KCRW, and it was #1 on the KXLU CMJ playlist in April 1999.
Languis is currently performing in the Los Angeles area. Their next release, Soft Music will be released November 1, 1999.