Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Elton Confirms New Album..."Army of Reg"
Although details are sketchy, it emerged that Elton’s follow up to the lauded, but underperforming "The Captain and The Kid", will be a collaboration with German techno-pioneers Kraftwerk.
"We’ve been in discussion with Ralf and Florian for several months, but it seems that finally we are making real progress towards a full collaboration", a spokesman for Elton revealed on April 1, 2008. "They’ve been recording demos at the Kling Klang Studios now for a few weeks and we love what we’re hearing."
"Elton wants to move away from acoustic instruments and use synths and loops to freshen up his sound. He thinks ballads are so over. He wants to sound sleek and European," the source continued.
It’s understood that Bernie Taupin will not be involved in the project and that Kraftwerk superemo Ralf Huetter will pen all lyrics for the album. The record, provisionally entitled, "Army Of Reg", is to be released later this year. Tracks include "Starship 2", "We’re All Robots Now", and "Duesseldorf-Pinner Interface".
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