Jo Lemaire + Flouze- Pigmy World LP

Here’s a fun synthpop/wave record for the excellent weather at work here in the northern hemisphere. The band in question is Jo Lemaire + Flouze, primarily a two piece project formed as an outlet for Belgian singer Jo Lemaire and musician Philippe Depireux, who were married at the time. The band released a handful of records in the late seventies/early eighties, splitting soon after this record, released in 1981. Jo Lemaire divorced Depireux and began a solo career to some fanfare in Europe, recording new wave records sung in both French and English.

It was their final record, 1981’s Pigmy World that set the stage for Lemaire’s solo career, with the strong support of “Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais,” a synthpop treatment of a prominent Serge Gainsbourg number. Though it is easily the highlight of the record, the remaining tracks keep the same summery synthpop vibe alive. Without any further ado, here’s the information for Pigmy World.

Jo Lemaire + Flouze- Pigmy World LP
1. Shades Of Night
2. Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je Mén Vais
3. Satellites
4. Siamese Sister
5. Chameleon
6. Voices In The Silence
7. Inner Void
8. Escape
9. Outside The Hole
10. Claustrophobia

*download it here*

For a peek at the classic Gainsbourg cover, click below for a “live” performance of the tune:

7 Responses to “Jo Lemaire + Flouze- Pigmy World LP”

  1. Baroque Pop Radio Says:

    The recent Gainsbourg reissue is worth the 40 year wait in America.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    hi there.

    Amazing blog. Even better music. I really appreciate the music that you're sharing with everyone.

    Just want to let you know the download here for Jo Lemaire & Flouze is not working.

    PLease continue the good music.

    Thanks
    Will

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the upload!
    i had this lp when it was released at the time. a great album by a great band! Jo Lemaire in solo was not so good though his first one “Concorde” had some good songs.
    can you post the rare first two Jo Lemaire + Flouze albums please?
    “Jo Lemaire + Flouze” (1979) and “Precious Time” (1980)

  4. djethell Says:

    Wow! Thank you so very much! D x

  5. Zenebelga Says:

    Dear SoR,

    Thanks so much for this upload of an interesting album that has meanwhile become — undeservedly so — rather obscure. What "is easily the highlight of the record", however, is by no means Jo's rendition of 'Je suis venue…', fine though her interpretation may be — the real gem of this record is 'Voices in the Silence', which I think ranks among the 25 or so best eighties pop songs to have come out of Belgium.

  6. many many thanks 4 this album 🙂

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