Les Feuilles Mortes
It’s that time of year again. Everything gets kind of gloomy and cold. Days get shorter and darker. The new yellow pages arrive and signal that old ones can hit the sack or that they can serve a better use drying autumn leaves as in the old schooldays. The first sneeze and cuff get a hold of me as my mind wanders off away from hot summer and disco dancing and into a more melancholic mode and musical setting. The stubru radio program Duyster provides an ideal soundtrack for this mental shift.
Above that came the news that not only Norman Whitfield pasted away but that also Marc Moulin died from cancer. I wrote a couple of times about Marc Moulin on these pages and posted a lot his and related music, time after time, above all his output with Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers as Telex.
If you want more background information and extensive amount of music you can check these great links http://sugarplumfairy-joski.blogspot.com/2007/10/placebo.html + http://saltyka.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html + http://saltyka.blogspot.com/2008/04/telex-part-2-some-solo.html
Here’s just a short list of my favourite Telex tracks and related stuff. Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers both had their share in creating the Telex sound and they are responsible for more wonderful stuff outside the Telex format. For instance Z-Moor-Z. An incredible Moers vehicle produced by Telex. I’m really glad to be able to offer the Razormaid remix of Héros Dynamique and above all Raised by Snakes, by far one of the best Telex tracks. It’s not on any of the remix albums that they released. Razormaid was a magazine back in the days and a anonymous collective of DJ’s and remixers who produced dozens of outstanding independent remixes in the 80’s. Some of them got released on much sought after compilation albums.
Telex – Brainwash
Telex – I Don't Like Music
Telex – L'Amour Toujours
Telex – Raised by Snakes (1984)
Telex – Raised By Snakes (Razormaid extended DJ remix) 1985
Telex – Rendez-Vous Dans l' Espace 76-86
Z-Moor-Z – Héros Dynamique (Razormaid mix)
Van Twist – Hot Wax