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MODERNE Moderne/L´Espionne Aimait La Musique

MODERNE - Moderne/L´Espionne Aimait La Musique


Label: Minimal Wave (MW 017)
Released: 2009

A limited edition release of Moderne's two full length LPs: Moderne (1980) and L'Espionne Aimait La Musique (1981), remastered from the original analog reels and pressed on 180 gram audiophile quality vinyl. The gatefold artwork features photographs of the band, and is printed on heavyweight 350 gram double white board, with a matte laminate and black inner sleeves. The release is accompanied by a double sided 18" x 24" poster featuring an interview with the band on one side, and photograph on the other. 
Moderne formed in Tours, France in 1979. The band consisted of: Gérard Lévy, Thierry Teyssou, Bernard Guimond, Dominique Marchetti and their videographer Patrick Millerioux. After releasing two albums and two corresponding 7" singles between 1980 and 1981, nothing was heard from Moderne and aside from the release of "Switch on Bach" (on the compilation So Young But So Cold in 2004), very little has been heard from this band. Moderne remains notoriously hidden in the past, and their albums and singles have become collectors' items. The albums were recorded in their Tours studio and mixed by Joschko Rudas and Henning Schmitz at Studio Rudas Düsseldorf, the same studio Kraftwerk used for Man Machine (1978). The production is exceptional. This is French new wave at its best. -MW


MODERNE Moderne/L´Espionne Aimait La Musique

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