L’Enfance Éternelle- Le Jour Des Fous LP

Some more coldwave of the French variety for you folks today…The band is L’Enfance Éternelle, formed in 1983. The band rose to prominence in their home country, appearing on television and touring with similar bands Opera De Nuit and Babel 17, but hardly broke further than France, a plague that most of coldwave (and minimal) bands fell to. The band would release two short LPs during their tenure, and demoed material for their third record before splitting in 1990. Members formed their own bands, including the likes of Garlic Frog Diet, and Bob’s Your Uncle.

I’ve uploaded their first record, 1986’s Le Jour Des Fous, which was recorded live in concert, crowd noise and all.


L’Enfance Éternelle- Le Jour Des Fous LP
1. Violet Winter
2. Gaminas
3. The Smile Of An Clown
4. Behind The Beauty
5. Consumed Passion
6. Shine Of Passion

*download it here*

If anyone’s French is in working order, here’s links for both the band’s homepage and myspace profile. Also, the band has released their entire discography on a two-disc collection on Infrastition records complete with a ton of bonus tracks, so if you’ve got the money and means, pick it up!

myspace fan profile
Infrastition dot com

3 Responses to “L’Enfance Éternelle- Le Jour Des Fous LP”

  1. The Mongoose Says:

    Thanks for posting. I’m tempted almost every week to order from infrastition but yeah….expensive. I wish they had some American disribution. Do you have any Merry Goes Round or Baroque Bordello?

  2. Hi,
    Thank you so much for this!
    For some reason I can’t download this lp. At zshare -after “download now” you have to wait 20 seconds and then “Click here to start your download” but afyer clicking it goes back to the begining…help anyone?

  3. […] 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 […]

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