It’s been a dog’s age, ladies and gents- or at least it feels like it’s been some time since my last post. Life’s been a bit crazy here, but all is well, and I’m hoping to resume regular activity here soon. With that in mind, here’s a new acquisition originally introduced to me by the always astute Stéphane B. of coldwave.fr. Olivier, the singer and guitarist of the band was kind enough to send me a copy and to lend his permission to share the single here with you all.
This is the lone release by Azile, a French coldwave band from Lyon, home of some of the best bands of the era, including Gestalt, L’Enfance Éternelle, Opéra De Nuit, etc. The latter is actually an excellent touchstone, as I find some sonic similarities between the A-side of this single and ODN tracks such as “Inviation” and “Karen Lloyd.” It’s a short blast of excellent coldwave that I’m glad exists in this world, no matter how obscure. The flip is no slouch either, combining acoustic guitar and churning synth stabs.
This 7” was self-funded and self-released by the band in 1988, though Olivier mentioned that the band recorded a few more tracks around the same time. I hope to be able to share those with you soon, but in the meantime, here’s the details for this excellent single.
Azile- La Sainte 7”
1. La Sainte
2. L’Homme Qui Tombe