Orchestre Rouge- Yellow Laugher LP + Soon Come Violence 7”

I was just reminded about this killer album through a video posting on ye ol’ Facebook, perpetual time waster and otherwise social networking site. With that in mind, I’ve uploaded a killer full length by French coldwave band Orchestre Rouge. Attached is their debut record, 1982’s Yellow Laughter, a particularly driving guitar record released on RCA. The record was lovingly produced by Martin Hannett, famed producer for Joy Divison, Blue In Heaven, and a slew of other Factory Records bands.

As for membership, the band was a five piece, featuring Pascal Normal, who worked with both Tanit and End of Data after Orchestre Rouge’s disbandment. Théo Hakola and Denis Goulag went on to form Passion Fodder, taking their name from Orchestre Rouge’s second LP. As a quick aside, Passion Fodder also featured bassist Pascal Humbert, formerly of Tanit, now known for his work in both 16 Horsepower and Wovenhand. Pretty small world!

Anyway, I’ve also included the the 7” of “Soon Come Violence,” the band’s first single, featuring an exclusive b-side. Without any further ado, here’s the information:

Orchestre Rouge- Yellow Laughter LP
1. Soon Come Violence
2. Je Cherche Une Drogue (Qui Ne Fait Pas Mal)
3. Soft Kiss
4. Red Orange Blue
5. Hole In His Thigh
6. The Consul
7. Speakerine
8. Slugs
9. Crows

Orchestre Rouge- Soon Come Violence 7”
1. Soon Come Violence
2. Kazettlers Zeks

*download both here*

7 Responses to “Orchestre Rouge- Yellow Laugher LP + Soon Come Violence 7””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    amazing, never heard them before!Thanks for posting these records and the vid.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This is an awesome record and have been looking for it for a VERY long time!!! However, the file seems to be corrupted… can you fix it – please!!!

  3. frankie teardrop Says:

    just reuploaded- give it another whirl!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for reuploading, this is awesome!!
    If you ever find their other album…

  5. j'ai adoré Théo en 1982,et je l'ai suivi sur "la voix du lézard",une radio sur Paris,début 80's

  6. speakerine,speakerette,c'est vrai que c'était chouette…

  7. Pas la voie du lézard, radio Cité 96. Convictions…

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