Ruth- Polaroïd/Roman/Photo LP

Ruth were an incredibly short lived French synth/coldwave project, combining the efforts of solo artist Thierry Müller and members Philippe Doray and Ruth Ellyeri. The band formed in the mid-80s and released one full-length lp, 1985’s Polaroïd/Roman/Photo before parting ways. Müller would explore graphic arts and soon after would continue his solo work and form a new synth/experimental project entitled Ilitch, which is still active to this day.

In 2007, two early Ruth recordings were uncovered and released as a lone 7”, expanding their scant discography. Since its release, the title track has been compiled several times over on various French wave discs, bringing Ruth’s semi-obscurity to a head as a classic of the genre. A subsequent re-release of their debut album on CD through Fractal Records (sadly out of print at this point) compiled a handful of exclusive remixes, all of which are included with today’s download. Without any further ado, the details:

Ruth- Polaroïd/Roman/Photo LP
1. Thriller
2. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
3. She Brings The Rain
4. Misty Mouse
5. Mabelle
6. Mots
7. Tu M’Ennuies
8. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Cotton Wool Mix, 1984)
9. Sans Mots (L’Orchestre Inachevé, Remix 2001)
10. Polaroïd/Roman/Photo (Instrumental First Mix, 1982)

*LINK REMOVED*— purchase reissues from:
Angular (LP)
Infrastition (CD)

For some further information on Ruth, but moreso to learn more about Thierry Müller’s current work with Ilitch, click below:

Ilitch music
Myspace tribute to Ruth

24 Responses to “Ruth- Polaroïd/Roman/Photo LP”

  1. belladonichaze Says:

    Oh, wow! Thank you for this! I’ve been combing your blog lately, something I should have been doing for a long time. Needless to say, I have a lot of hunting for records/purchasing to do.
    Great stuff!

  2. Capa Nostra Says:

    Really thanks for this album. Great Blog !

    Greetings.

  3. electric holocaust Says:

    Holy shit, this is awesome!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wow!
    Thanks so much for this! I’ve been waiting years to hear this. You ARE the man.
    dan

  5. I live in France but never heard about his band. Rather good !
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    A Ruth Polaroid/Roman/Photo re-issue
    is now available trough French label
    http://www.infrastition.com. At last!

  7. hello! the link does not work, i think there s something wrong with zshare. Can you , please, reupload this? Thank you

  8. Anonymous Says:

    hey, thank you, you reuploaded it! how rapid was that! keep up the good work 🙂

  9. nightdoctor Says:

    a shot in the dark, but could anyone translate this song for me?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    hello, thanks for the album.

    sorry I couldn't translate the words in the song "polaroid roman photo" : very difficult because there are "puns".
    Words concerning photography but they can have another meaning (light sensitive / sensitive girl) things like that.
    "sage comme une image" litteraly means "as well behaved as a picture"… it makes sense in french only. english would say "to be as good as gold"…

    hope it helps

  11. dissociative anesthesia Says:

    file not found =(
    can you please upload?

  12. LUCKYCLOUD Says:

    hello any chance for a reup??

    thanks lucky cloud /sanitymuffins

  13. frankie teardrop Says:

    sorted and reuploaded! don't forget about the reissue folks, if you can get your hands on a copy via infrastition!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you so much! This is such a treasured record! I wish I could have the original again with the booklet but even like this you made me very happy! All the best to you!

  15. Great! Thanks!

  16. Mystery Man Says:

    thanks so much for sharing this wonderful music!

  17. hand in glove Says:

    thanks. been searching for this. but i'm having problems downloading it from zshare

  18. hand in glove Says:

    oh ignore my comment a few minutes back. changed browser from chrome to firefox and it works just fine

  19. Polaroïd, roman photo
    Aimant les flashes sentimentaux
    Humanoïde, incognito
    Amour impossible et mélo

    Pellicule impressionnable
    Petite bulle inconsolable
    Je n'ai pas l'âge d'être sage
    Comme une image, dommage, Dommage
    Dommage.

    Polaroïd, roman photo
    Aimant les flashes sentimentaux
    Humanoïde, incognito
    Amour impossible et mélo

    Tu sais je suis si sensible
    A la lumière et inaccessible
    Devant ton zoom mets un filtre rose
    Si tu veux si tu veux que je pose

    Polaroïd, roman photo
    Aimant les flashes sentimentaux
    Humanoïde, incognito
    Amour impossible et mélo

    Trois petits tours dans ta rétine
    Pour tes nuits blanches intimes
    Mais c'est toi qui mets les mots
    Dans les bulles, somnambule
    Somnambule.

    Polaroïd, roman photo
    Aimant les flashes sentimentaux
    Humanoïde, incognito
    Amour impossible et mélo

    Tu sais je suis si sensible
    A la lumière et inaccessible
    Devant ton zoom mets un filtre rose
    Si tu veux si tu veux que je pose

    Polaroïd, roman photo
    Aimant les flashes sentimentaux
    Humanoïde, incognito
    Amour impossible et mélo

  20. MAT the CAT Says:

    i love it !
    you should listen to this : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HMNIDL3L
    a few coldwave songs. that's only the first CD.
    sorry for my English. enjoy !
    (great blog)

  21. could you please reupload it again? thank you

  22. frankie teardrop Says:

    Actually, going to remove the link shortly, as there are currently two reissues of this LP out now, both easily attainable! Grab the Angular reissue for a gorgeous LP copy, and hit up Infrastition for a CD copy!

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Funny… a year later and your "easily attainable" links are dead now, too.

  24. frankie teardrop Says:

    Seems like the Angular store is down. Thanks for being a snarky asshole over something I have no control over.

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