mercredi 6 août 2008

Moderne- Moderne LP

Today calls for a little French electro-pop/minimal wave/whatever tag you want to put on these guys. It's hard to classify, as some songs are cheery as sin, while there's a hint of ice cold electronics throughout.

The band is Moderne, a French four piece formed in a town just south of Paris in 1979. Moderne released but two albums and a few 7''s, but each record featured a different vocalist. This is the first of the pair, a 1980 self-titled affair.

Moderne split soon after their second album L'Espionne Aimait La Musique was released, but have enjoyed some cult success with 'Switched on Bach,' a single pulled from their swan song, also featured on 2004's So Young But So Cold compilation.

Without any further ado, here's the info for Moderne's first record:

Moderne- Moderne LP
1. Indicatif
2. Séduction
3. Histoire Ordinaire
4. Electronique
6. Rock'n Roll Stars
7. Sans Signalement

*download it here*


Moderne- L'Espionne Aimait La Musique LP

Fulfilling a quick request for the second Moderne LP today, so look for a proper writeup on these guys and their first record here. Otherwise, here's the info for the band's second LP, 1981's L'Espionne Aimait La Musique, which featured new vocalist Dominique Marchetti.

Moderne- L'Espionne Aimait La Musique LP
1. Switch On Bach
2. Mercenaire Solitaire
3. Judo-O-Dojo
4. La Romance
5. Qu'Elle Me Caresse
6. Eldorado
7. Video Idéale
8. L'Homme D'Affaires
9. Dilemma
10. Mode

*download it here*

In other news, I put together a two and a half hour long radio programme in my spare time yesterday, and it's due to air sometime today, and once a day from here on out. It's a mix of minimal wave and post-punk, some old hat and a lot of underground/rare cuts. I've also featured a few friends/local bands, so keep your ears peeled for the likes of Entertainment, Blacklist, the Bellmer Dolls, and the Hunt, to name a few.

To listen, click here. My guess is my set will air anytime after 3pm EST, though I unfortunately can't give you guys an exact time. Check back here and there though! Otherwise, once there's a schedule, I'll post it up.

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