Friday, 21 November 2008

Re-Launch imminent

Only 1 day to go...

Come and find us barricaded with Eiffel Tower models into a Tricolore-d corner, treating your ears to a late night 6-hour cocktail of electronic goodness, French bubblegum pop and filthy dirty synthcore.

If you come (which you should), you can expect to hear Serge Gainsbourg, Soft Cell, Francoise Hardy, Human League, Stereo Total, Brigitte Bardot, The Knife, Jacques Dutronc, OMD, Michel Polnareff, Glass Candy, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Stereolab, Pulp, Magnetic Fields, The Chap, Add N to (X), Devo, Air, early electronic delights, Ye-Ye and synthesized weirdness.

Entry is still FREE

Opening times 9pm – 3am

To celebrate the move, there will be a special mix CD for the first 25 who come and ask us for one.

Let the countdown commence...
Pulp - Countdown

To recap:
L’Amour Electronique
Saturday 22 November 2008
(and every following 4th Saturday of the month)
9pm – 3am
FREE entry

The West Hill
(formerly the Belle Vue)
67 Buckingham Place

Monday, 17 November 2008

Ssssssh! Quiet in the stacks please…

Hold tight! Here comes a shameless plug.

Today sees the release of Miss Pain’s latest record Shelf-Location ROM / Kiss Cuddle Torture. It's released by Nylon! Friction! and it’s quite good, you know.

It comes pressed onto 2 sides of a crisp vinyl biscuit measuring seven inches in diameter and limited to a mere 500 copies. Or, if you are hip with the times, there is a more profuse, yet slightly elusive mp3 version that you can have but not hold, this includes 6 bonus remixes from the likes of:

Tony Tronic (UK) – slick dance-floor friendly synth-disco
MC Fashion (UK) – a hyperactive 8-bit gabba meltdown
Kemper Norton (UK) – kraut-rock musique concrete
Katsen (UK) – pure and perfect 8-bit electro-pop (Germany) – darkwave trancefloor goth-Soft-Cell disco
Hawnay Troof (USA) – camped-up hi-NRG Euro disco

You can listen to all 8 tracks here!
You can buy the seven-inch here!
You can buy mp3s on iTunes here!

Since the library is the scenario for one of the songs (Shelf-Location ROM is, of course, where you will find the romance novels), let’s celebrate with a couple more library and book related pieces of music:

It’s Cursor Miner with a jaunty little paean to the wonders of the public library, it always makes me think of all those short informational films they used to show in the middle of Play School in the eighties (shots of cans trundling round the conveyer belts in the baked-bean factory set to a sprightly Radiophonic Workshop tune).

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot of knowledge to be had down the library. And as if that isn’t enough, Mister Miner reminds us that: “The library, the library, it’s the place where books are free”. Unless, that is, you borrow one and don’t return it – then you’ll get a hefty fine, an admin charge, and you’ll have to refund the cost of a replacement book. Make sure you get your books back on time kids!

Cursor Miner – Library

And now, we Broadcast some shuffling electronic/harpsichord dreaminess for all you book lovers out there – I’d forgotten quite how strange and beautiful this one is:

Broadcast – The Book Lovers

Bonus edition:
Here’s a lo-fi version of Shelf-Location ROM recorded purely with battery-powered instruments live on Radio Reverb last October. Mmmm, tinny…

Miss Pain – Shelf-Location ROM (battery-powered – live on Radio Reverb)

Cease and Desist

A few days ago we received notification from blogger that someone has served a Cease and Desist notice against our humble little blog. The objection was to our post "SETLIST + PODCAST - 26 APRIL 2008", which has now been removed by blogger.

At first we thought it was a joke, but it would appear not.

We have not been able to obtain information as to what part of the content is in question, but we can only assume that someone out there objects to having their music included within our hour-long mix, and they're the kind of person who can pay someone to sit and trawl the interweb for sites that have posted music by the artist in question. They could have just emailed us at lamourelectronique(at) and we would have removed it ourselves...

Here's the full set-list (minus the podcast link), take a look and see if you can guess which of them it might be

Silvery – “Horrors”/“Orders”
Ladytron – Another Breakfast With You
Les Roche Martin – Tu As Peur De Bruit
Ginette Reno – Des Croissants De Soleil (Pour Dejeuner)
Large Number – Chronosynclasticinfundibulation
Kid Carpet – Your Love
Tracey & The Plastics – Queerion
Terre Thaemlitz – Cars
Stereo Total – Ta Voix Au Téléphone
Monster Bobby – Heaven Hides Nothing
Einsturzende Neubauten – Blume (French Version)

Jacques Dutronc – L’Idole (Je N’en Peux Plus)
Jarvis Cocker & Kid Loco – I Just Came To Tell You I’m Going
Pet Shop Boys – Shopping
Petula Clark – Le Coeur Qui Bat
Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De Souvenirs
John Foxx – Europe After The Rain
Stereolab – Motoroller Scalatron
Ivy – L’Anamour
Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb

The Passions – In Love With a German Filmstar
Suzanne Gabriello – Z' Avez Pas Lu Kafka (Mirza)
Silicon Teens – TV Playtime
Fabienne Delsoll – I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat
Felix Da Housecat feat. Miss Kittin – Madame Hollywood
Crystal Castles – Crimewave
Ladytron – Black Cat
Clothilde – La Chanson Bête et Méchante
Annie Phillippe – Pour La Gloire

Noisy Pig – Magic Pee (feat. Brezel Göring)
Hot Chip – Pure Thought
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Peepholes – Trouble In Heartbreak High
Blue Minkies – Kevin
France Gall – Ne Sois Pas Si Bête
Ria Bartok – Tu Te Moques De Moi
Roxy Music – Re-Make/Re-Model
Miss Pain – Shelf-Location ROM

The Human League – Love Action
Neon Neon – Belfast
Michel Polnareff – Oiseau De Nuit
France Gall – Les Sucettes
Add N to (X) – Adding N to X
Soft Cell – Bedsitter
Magnetic Fields – Swinging London
Ray Davies/BBC Sporting Themes – Breezy Bounce
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Depeche Mode – Master and Servant

Stella – Je Ne Peux Te Voir En Pe
Anna Karina – rollergirl
Serge Gainsbourg – Qui Est ‘In”, Qui Est ‘Out’
Stereo Total – Vive Le Weekend
Best Fwends – Dream Off
Ssion – Call Out Our Lions
Large Number – The Number People
Adèle - Je Ne Veux Plus d'Accordéon
Echokrank – AbwAerts
Les Hou-Lops – Oh Non!
Jacques Dutronc – Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant
Cobra Killer – LA Shaker
Liz Brady – Palladium (The Hip)

*******PODCAST BEGINS*******
Dandi Wind – Balloon Factory
Motormark – Eat Sleep Drink Think
The Associates – Club Country
Glass Candy – Love After Sundown
Mick Harvey – Ford Mustang
Hefner – The Science Fiction

Vanessa Paradis – Joe LE Taxi
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Neon Neon – Neon Theme
Cerrone – Supernature
Devo – Mongoloid
Les Georges Leningrad – Mammal Beats
Stereo Total - Vilaine Filles, Mauvais Garçons
Serge Gainsbourg - Shu Ba Du Ba Loo Ba
The Knife – Bird

The Mae-Shi – Lamb and Lion
Margaret Berger – Seek I’ll Hide
Jany L. – Restaurant Chinois
Adèle – C’est Bon
Stereo Total – Lunatique
Kap Bambino – Took Life

*******PODCAST ENDS*******
Françoise Hardy – Apprends Le Moi
Jane Birkin – 18-39

Luke Haines – Off My Rocker at The Art School Bop
Bis – Action and Drama
Metal Mickey – Lollipop Lollipop

Stereolab – Wow and Flutter
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
Pulp – She’s A Lady

The Ting Tings – Fruit Machine
Jacques Dutronc - A La Queue Les Yvelines
MGMT – Time To Pretend

Devo – Uncontrollable Urge
New Order - 586

Monday, 10 November 2008

Look! New Poster!

Yes we have a lovely new poster to show-off our lovely new night in a lovely new venue.

Here it is:

Sunday, 2 November 2008

SETLIST from 23 AUGUST 2008 (+ mp3s)

There were technical issues with the recording equipment and so there is no podcast this time. Instead, we've picked one mp3 each - they're at the end of the post...

The Chap – Baby I’m Hurtin’
Visage – Damned Don’t Cry
Baxendale – Battery Acid
Japan – Quiet Life
Human League – Almost Medieval
Serge Gainsbourg – Chez Les Yé-Yé
Christie Laume - L'Adorable Femmes Des Neiges
Fad Gadget – Love Parasite

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Boy from Brazil – Pocket Rocket Queen
Serge Gainsbourg – Ford Mustang
Michel Polnareff – Tout Tout Pour Ma Cherie
Les Georges Leningrad – Missing Gary
Les Papyvores – Psychédelic Badge
Electronic Movements – Syncopation
Golden Boy and Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin
Stereo Total – In / Out
John Foxx – New Kind of Man
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Jacques Dutronc – Les Playboys
Jeff Wayne – The Fighting Machine
Air – Playground Love (Highschool Prom Mix)
Kraftwerk – Antenna
Air and Françoise Hardy – Jeanne
OMD - Souvenir
Magnetic Fields – With Whom to Dance

The Knife – Rock Classics
Simon Bookish – Portrait of the Artist as a Fountain
Kid Carpet – I Don’t Want to Fall in Love With You
Noisy Pig ft Baby Donut – Wrong Time Capsule
Dauerfisch – Endlich Vögeln
Anne Kern – Oh! Seigneur, Ecoute ma Prière
France Gall – Pense a Moi
Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby
Sylvie Vartan – Koibito Jidai
Plastic Bertrand – C’est Le Rock ‘N’ Roll

Frank Alamo – Ma Biche
Françoise Hardy – Le Temps de L’Amour
Cats in Paris – Loose Tooth Tactile
Ladyhawke – Paris S’enflamme
John Baker / BBC Radiophonic Workship – Brio
[French Language]
John et Jehn – 20L07
Nancy Holloway – Tu N’es Pas Venu
Gabriel Yared – La Poubelle Cuisine (Betty Blue OST)
Adèle – C’est Bon
Jina Miko – Dum Dum
Polnareff – Dans La Maison Vide

OMD – Enola Gay
Eurythmics – Tous Les Garçons
Experimental Pop Band – Punk Rock Classic
Mareva – Les Cornichons
Sparks – Beat the Clock
Marie Möör – Pretty Dry
France Gall – C’est Air La
Stereolab – Wow and Flutter
Serge Gainsbourg – Marilu

Stereo Total – Komplex Mit Dem Sex
Add N to (X) – Iron Man
Quintron and Miss Pussycat – Swamp Buggy Badass
50 Centime – In Da Club
Sparks – Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth
Neil Young – Sample and Hold
Devo – Too Much Paranoias
Brigitte Bardot – Contact
Ananda Shankar - Back Home /
[French Language] /
Jiri Bezant / Jiri Malasek – Erotica /
Henri Salvador – Beta Gamma, L’Ordinateur
Nino Nardini – Catch That Man
Kap Bambino – New Breath
Jacques Dutronc – L’Amour A La Chaine

Future Bible Heroes – I’m a Vampire
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Add N to (X) – FYUZ
Neon Neon – I Told Her on Alderan

The Associates – Club Country
Denim – Brumburger
Les Roches Martins – Les Mains Les Poches

Les Dandy’s – Amour et Mariage
Françoise Hardy – Je Pense a Lui
Brezel Göring – Ich Bin So Süchtig (mit Christiane F)
Mareva – Pourquoi Pas Moi
Simon Bookish – Terry Riley Disco
Joceleyne – Nitty Gritty

Ria Bartok – J’y Pense Tout Bas
Bis – Eurodisco
Stazi – Your Love is Lethal

Chantal Kelly - Notre Prof’ d’Anglais
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche

Magnetic Fields – I thought you were my boyfriend
Les Shades – Orage Mechanique
Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi

Polysics – Kaja Kaja Goo
Françoise Hardy – Je Changerais d’Avis

Verity's mp3 choice
Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe
Dominic's mp3 choice
Gabriel Yared – La Poubelle Cuisine (Betty Blue OST)
Sarah's mp3 choice
Anne Kern – Oh! Seigneur, Ecoute ma Prière