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Empire- Eu 12”

Posted in 1980s, 1982, celluloid, coldwave, darkwave, french, post-punk on March 7, 2011 by Frankie Teardrop

Here’s one on generous loan from Glenn of Cult of Youth/Blacklist. Speaking of which, make sure you check out the latest Cult of Youth record, released last week on Sacred Bones. Killer punk and western influenced neofolk, highly recommended!

As for this 12”, there isn’t a lot of information to be found online, but hopefully someone can help shed some light on this project. Seems to be a one off release, issued on Celluloid in 1982. The band hails from France and combines the bleak coldwave sound of Charles De Goal and dancier, drum and bass driven post-punk akin to early Simple Minds (think “I Travel”) or Airstrip 1. All four tracks feature the same rhythmic stomp throughout, and I can’t choose a favorite of the lot. Hopefully you all enjoy this one as much as I do. Here’s the breakdown:

Empire- Eu 12”
1. Merveilleusement Fou
2. Figure de Style
3. Jeunes Fantômes
4. Coeur d’Europe

*download it here* (RE-RIPPED 1.27.18)