Aeroplane will release their debut album, We Can’t Fly, on September 27 via Wall Of Sound.

Rising to prominence on the back of their epic remixes of Friendly Fires (‘Paris’) and Grace Jones (‘William’s Blood’) – not to mention their party-minded DJ sets and original productions like FACT favourite ‘Caramellas’ – the Italian duo of Vito Deluca and Stephen Fasano have become stars of the contemporary disco and Balearica scene in a very short space of time. Which makes Fasano’s recent amicable departure from the group all the more strange; for better or worse, Deluca is now flying Aeroplane solo.

We Can’t Fly was recorded in Toulouse, Paris, London and Los Angeles with Bertrand Burgalat, and according to a press release it betrays its makers’ passion not just for disco and early 80s electornic music but also Abba, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, film soundtracks and Italian crooners.

The aforementioned ‘Caramellas’ is included on the album, as is ‘We Can’t Fly’, the track with which Aeroplane kicked off the 500th Radio 1 Essential Mix earlier this year. The influence of Giorgio Moroder hangs heavy over proceedings, particularly on the tracks ‘My Enemy’ and ‘Superstar’ (the latter of which has been re-vocalled by Moroder himself for a subsequent release).

Vito sings on the album, but vocal duties in the main are handled by guests: Merry Clayton, who sang backing vocals on the Stones’ immortal ‘Gimmer Shelter’, lends her formidable pipes to ‘I Don’t Feel’, while Poni Hoax‘s frontman Nicolas Ker appears on ‘Fish In The Sky’. Au Revoir Simone, who contributed so memorably to Aeroplane’s Friendly Fires remix, are back on board for ‘We Fall Over’, while Jonathan Jeremiah and Sky Ferreira handle vocals on ‘Good Riddance’ and ‘Without Lies’ respectively. The latter is a cover of a song by Belgian actress Marie Gillain.

Tracks:
1. Mountains of Moscow
2. We Can’t Fly
3. Superstar
4. London Bridge
5. I Don’t Feel
6. Without Lies
7. The Point Of No Return
8. Good Riddance
9. Caramellas / Fish In The Sky / My Enemy / We Fall Over

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