Moderne- Moderne LP

Today calls for a little French electro-pop/minimal wave/whatever tag you want to put on these guys. It’s hard to classify, as some songs are cheery as sin, while there’s a hint of ice cold electronics throughout.

The band is Moderne, a French four piece formed in a town just south of Paris in 1979. Moderne released but two albums and a few 7”s, but each record featured a different vocalist. This is the first of the pair, a 1980 self-titled affair.

Moderne split soon after their second album L’Espionne Aimait La Musique was released, but have enjoyed some cult success with “Switched on Bach,” a single pulled from their swan song, also featured on 2004’s So Young But So Cold compilation.

Without any further ado, here’s the info for Moderne’s first record:

Moderne- Moderne LP
1. Indicatif
2. S├ęduction
3. Histoire Ordinaire
4. Electronique
5. Vers l’Est
6. Rock’n Roll Stars
7. Sans Signalement

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Minimal Wave, the fantastic NYC-based label known for collecting and reissuing obscure synth and wave gems has just recently released a double LP/CD, which contains both of Moderne’s groundbreaking records! Click here to nab your copy while the getting is good!

5 Responses to “Moderne- Moderne LP”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I love thier two lp.s Thanks alot Frankie.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Really nice album.

    Are you able to post the second one?


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Oh yeah, Moderne is awesome!
    I wonder if they released any videos…

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I’d like to see videos of Moderne if they did any…
    they are on myspace:

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Many thanks for the post. I knew “l’espionne aimait la musiaque” but not this one. Moderne is largeley underated especially in France where most of the synth/ new wave artist are ignored or regarded with scorn. thank you again.

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