Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Favourite Record Covers: Mathematiques Modernes - Les Visiteurs Du Soir

A little-known French 80's electro duo that created a super alt-lounge style album that in 1981 was both contemporary, and somewhat ahead of its time. Co-produced, written and played by Claude Arto with lyrics and vocals provided by French actress, and the subject of the first ever Pierre et Gilles portrait, Edwige Braun-Belmore.

The cover shows the band in stoic profile with a collapsed Eiffel Tower in the background. The album would be hard to find now, but there are downloads floating around mon cher.

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