End of Data- Sahrah LP

I promise this isn’t intentional anymore, folks, but today’s band also happens to hail from France. It’s a request of sorts from a new reader, and the band is End of Data, a four piece Coldwave outfit who formed in 1983 and split just a few years later. Live setups for the band included ex-members of Tanit and Orchestre Rouge.

The band’s discography consists of two solid records, 1984’s Sahrah and 1985’s Dans Votre Monde. As I’m unable to scour up a copy of the latter in an “acceptable” bitrate (if anyone wants a 128kps rip of the record, holler and I’ll post it), I’ve only uploaded their incredible debut. Alternately, if anyone has a more sufficient copy of said record, feel free to send it my way.

Details:

End of Data- Sahrah LP (1984)
1. End Of Data I & II
2. If I’m Not A Killer
3. Follow Me And So
4. Like A Succession I & II
5. Trottodaf
6. Sahrah / Symphonie Inachevée

*download it here*

During their tenure, the title track ‘Sahrah’ became a slightly prominent club hit, and has since been featured on several coldwave/French wave compilations. They made a video, to boot, and here it is:

14 Responses to “End of Data- Sahrah LP”

  1. i’m quite happy that you uploaded all that french minimal synth/cold wave stuff & hope you’ll keep doin’ so.

  2. great!
    french minimal synth!!
    thnx.
    could you “post” camera obscura–horizons of suburbia?

  3. Zakey Tell Says:

    yeah, congratulations to all these great french minimal acts… and after these true “French parade”, can you get to post some obscure belgian bands from 80’s like Chow-Chow, Bange Konijnen, Siglo XX and others…?
    Thanx for all!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I had the pleasure of hearing this awhile back. It was posted on MS blog. The video is cool too, I saw it on you tube. Very Dark. I had just recently heard their second lp from ’85. It was very different from the first one. But, it was still good. I was missing track 5 from the copy I heard though. I believe my favourite cold-wave band I have heard is pavillon 7b. keep up the good work.

    Tymex-Pyres

  5. Does someone of you have any babel 17 or pavillon 7b records/tracks he/she could share? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  6. FabriK RomantiK Says:

    thanx a lot to post this….hope i help you enough with the bands i told you…..
    you always upload great music,,,,

    *cheers

  7. Thank you so much for your blog. The End of Data and Claire Obscure links are down, I think… Hope to see it back.

    Eddie

  8. frankie teardrop Says:

    zakey, anonymous, and illusion: i’ll have some of yr requests up soon! stay tuned!

    as for the links, it looks like massmirror is being problematic on the whole. i’ll check back on it soon if it doesn’t work itself out.

  9. Michael Says:

    Hi,

    is it possible to post the 2nd album, even if it’s only in 128k quality?

    Thanks and Greetings from Berlin!

    Michael

  10. Lynn Gish Says:

    Hello.
    Can you post “Dans votre monde”? 😀

  11. Chris Sessions Says:

    Frankie Teardrop you're my hero. Thanks for posting all this great music! Happy New Year!

  12. symphomane Says:

    Hi and many thanks!
    I've been searching this for years and years and years!
    I'm french and I saw the band interpret the song Sahrah only once on french television FR3 (circa 1984) ; i knew only the band name and title of the song, and never been able to find it in a record store or on the internet until now…
    I was fascinated by the sound of this band…
    Thanks a lot once more!

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