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about

The world has ended. All that's left is a jungle on a floating rock where a paradise nightclub band is playing at the last cabaret on earth: the Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel.That's where you'll find Sonja Khalecallon and her band Los Stroboscopious Luminous.

Sonja invites you to plunge into her world of warped exotica (inspired by the kitsch and pseudo-exotic style of music that was all the rage in the USA at the start of the 1960s), for a post-nuclear tropical rundown punk cabaret soundtrack of an album comprising nine original songs and three inventive covers: "Mango Tree" (as sung by Ursula Andress in the James Bond film "Dr No"), "Lightworks" (from the eccentric Raymond Scott, a seminal exotica producer and pioneer of electronic music in the 1950s) and "It's Not Easy Being Green" (originally by none other than Kermit The Frog from The Muppets!).

Sonja Khalecallon is in fact one of the alter egos of Cibelle, the London-based tropical punkster whose take on music is entirely her own. With each album it’s a whole new story, a new universe. After her self-titled debut and successful follow-up "The Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves" (both also on Crammed Discs), "Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel" once again takes the Brazilian-born singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist into fresh and exciting sonic realms.

Cibelle recorded "Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel" in her London basement, a Vancouver woodland retreat invaded by bears, a homestudio in Berlin and back in her hometown of São Paolo.

It features contributions from friends including Josh Weller, Mocky, Kristian Craig Robinson (Capitol K), Sam Genders (Tunng), Damian Taylor, Fernando Catatau, Pupilo (Nação Zumbi) and others.

Cibelle produced the album together with Björk’s musical director Damian Taylor in Vancouver, and mixed it in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan (Au Revoir Simone, Devendra Banhart).

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released April 12, 2010

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