Anfang der 2000er hatten NIZA großen Erfolg nicht nur in der spanischen Popszene, sondern auch Hits in Frankreich, England, USA, Taiwan, South Korea und Japan.nnAnfang der 2000er hatten NIZA großen Erfolg nicht nur in der spanischen Popszene, sondern auch Hits in Frankreich, England, USA, Taiwan, South Korea und Japan. 25th ELEFANT RECORDS ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - We are continuing with the re-releases for Elefant Records' 25th anniversary collection. This time, we're back with a small gem that turned out to be the only full-length from the group formed by Roberto Martín and Silvia Sanz, or as they were also known, NIZA. Their moment on the Spanish pop scene was as fast and bright as a shooting star, and with only one album and two singles their music was heard in France, England, USA, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan Their releases sold out at the speed of light, and the rarities, B-sides, and lesser-known work that were scattered by labels half the world over turned them into collector's items. Canciones De Temporada (2002) was such a special album, marked by those two solstices - summer and winter - that closed each of the sides of the vinyl. In hindsight, we have the feeling it was an unpredictable incident, an exquisite earthquake, something inimitable. Mark Radcliffe played them on the BBC, LAMPCHOP had them as special guests in three concerts in Spain, the first edition of their album was sold out in less than a month, they were at the top of best-seller lists in FNAC after being named Talento FNAC, they participated in the Soft Pop Tour in Madrid, they performed with Britain's TREMBLING BLUE STARS, HARPER LEE, and LOVEJOY, their albums were licensed for sale in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan What they did worked so well it seemed simple, but it wasn't. Songs that mixed pop with a soul accent, lounge music, chamber folk, electro-pop, and bossanova. Influences like Claudine Longet, Astrud Gilberto, Jeanette, and LE MANS. That delicate and precious pop spirit, with great attention paid to every single detail that makes up the album, is what brought them national and international recognition. The album credits made it clear that this was not a public secret, but something much bigger: Guille Mostaza (ELLOS) on bass, Eric (LOS PLANETAS) on drums and percussion, Guille Milkyway (LA CASA AZUL) singing on Parasol, the Granada City Orchestra giving prestige to the wind and string arrangements, produced and mixed by Ian Catt (SAINT ETIENNE, THE FIELD MICE, SHAMPOO, THE SCHOOL, and a long etcetera), recorded in the Refugio Antiaéreo in Granada by Carlos Hernández (LOS PLANETAS, COOPER, AIRBAG...) TRACKS: LP1: 01 Amor Cúbico 02 Por Las Tardes 03 Parasol 04 Septiembre 05 Inés 06 Isolée 07 Jamás Te He Olvidado (Extra Track) 08 Solsticio De Verano 09 No Me Digas Que Estoy Sola (Unreleased Version) 10 Tan Frágil 11 A Contraluz 12 Radio Star (Extra Track) 13 Tal Como Éramos 14 Universo 15 Solsticio De Invierno LP2 (Live Club Cay, Tokyo 2005): 01 A Contraluz 02 Tal Como Éramos 03 Por Las Tardes 04 Parasol 05 Inés 06 Radio Star 07 Isolée 08 Septiembre 09 Bizarre Love Triangle 10 Universo 11 Amor Cúbico 12 El Muchacho De Los Ojos Tristes 13 Solsticio De Invierno
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Semi Precious Weapons is a rock band from New York City consisting of Justin Tranter on vocals, Stevy Pyne on guitar, Cole Whittle on bass and Dan Crean on drums. Pyne replaced former guitarist, Aaron Lee Tasjan, in November 2008. The band play their own "Filthy Glamour" brand of rock music and espouse a "Dirty Showbiz" philosophy.In 2006, Semi Precious Weapons (SPW) was formed by Berklee College of Music graduates Tranter, Whittle, Crean and Tasjan. In 2007 erstwhile manager BP Fallon brought in Tony Visconti to produce their first album, We Love You. Funded by Tranter's jewelry sales, they originally released the album as a free download.