Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Houston, we have a problem...

Our apologies, it seems we've been ultra-popular this month and have exceeded the bandwidth our webhosts allow us for mp3 storage.

This means if you click on any of the mp3 links you will get an ERROR BANDWIDTH EXCEEDED message, instead of some sweet musique.

Please bear with us, and hopefully everything will be back to normal in the next couple of days.

love and electronics

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Mere Pawns in the Great Space Race

Earlier this week NASA celebrated the 40th anniversary of putting some good wholesome American men on the moon. It was one giant leap for mankind, and one great big Nerr-Nerrr-Ner-Nerrrr-Nurrrrr to the Russians who had, until now, been lapping the USA in the great space race.

But no one spared a thought for the lonely cosmonaut, sitting in his rocket, orbiting the moon, watching the live footage on his miniature control panel. He thinks of his girlfriend down there on earth, as he whistles a forlorn little ditty into his Soviet-issue tape recorder

Sometime in the early-90’s, a Berlin flea-market trader flogs a batch of old Soviet reel-to-reel tapes to Brezel Göring, he uncovers the crackly long-wave radio noise-laden humming of the love-sick cosmonaut, and Françoise Cactus pens an ode to all the long-lost space-men drifting out there in the cosmos.

Stereo Total – Cosmonaute
[buy Stereo Total: iTunes | Bungalow Popshop]

As the NASA moonwalk transmission came to a close, and the end credits rolled, a celestial melody of early electronic music wafted gently from the speakers. The French had hi-jacked the broadcast a little late in the day, but the spotlit-Moog majesty of this song lingered like the grainy shot of the Stars and Stripes flapping gently in the lunar wind.

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley – Pioneers of The Stars
[by Perrey & Kingsley: iTunes | Amazon uk]

ps. We will be dropping in these and more space-y music at L’Amour Electronique tonight:

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

1st Man in Space

It was 40 years ago today, Neil and Buzz went to visit the man in the moon. But we heard a rumour from ground control that Phil was the first man in space on his street.

Over to you Dr. Fox...

We'll try and dig out some more space-race music this week if we have time, stay tuned.

Monday, 20 July 2009

SETLIST from 27 June 2009

Sarah was away, so we called upon French mademoiselle Estelle to take over her DJing duties. She told us rumours that were rife about French popstars when she was young (like the one about Sheila being a man...)... We grew tired of conservative Clash fans and risked a lynching by playing Nouvelle Vague's cover of Guns of Brixton... Then Estelle had to go home early after one too many Pernods (oh dear)...

Here's what was played.

Liz Brady – Un Garçon Dit a Une Fille
Boy From Brazil – Le Claquer De Doigts
Les Hou-Lops – Blue Jeans sur Le Plage
Jenny Rock – Hooray Pour Johnny
Gillian Hills – Rentre Sans Moi
Zouzou – Tu Fais Partie du Passé
Bertrand Burgalat – Albo
Schneider TM – The Light 3000
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan – Electronic Movements: Syncopation
Claude Dubois – Je Tourne
Silicon Teens – TV Playtime

Kraftwerk – Ohm Sweet Ohm
The Human League – Empire State Human
Deux – Game & Performance
Anne-Marie Peysson – Qui Ne Risque Rien
Marie Laforêt – Manchester et Liverpool
Michel Polnareff – L’Oiseau de Nuit
Magnetic Fields – Smoke and Mirrors
Soft Cell – Bedsitter
The Knife – Pass This On
Depeche Mode – See You

Christophe – Les Marionettes
Jenny Rock – Douliou Douliou St Tropez
Pulp – Le Roi des Fourmis
Patrick Coutin – J’aime Regarder les Filles
The Teenagers – Homecoming
St Etienne – La Poupée Qui Fait Non
Vanessa Paradis – Be My Baby
Alain Bashung – Osez Joséphine
France Gall – Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son

Karo – Sur Ta Moto
Minouche Barelli – Boum Badaboum
Les Surfs – Je Ne Suis Pas Trop Jeune
Marie Laforêt (avec Gérard Klein) – Le Vin De L’été
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Françoise Cactus – You Can’t Put Your arms Around a Memory
John et Jehn – 20L07
Die Perlen – Jeudi Noir (Tony Punk remix)
Michèle et Ses Wouaps – Dam Dam
Les Elegantes – Mon Soldat

Jacques Dutronc – Les Playboys
Stereolab – Ping Pong
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
Serge Gainsbourg – Un Poison Violent, C’est Ca L’amour
Erasure – Chorus
Mareva Galanter – Pourquoi Pas Moi
Hot Butter – Popcorn
Deux – Dance With Me

Michèle Torr - Dans Mes Bras Oublie Ta Peine
Les Rita Mitsouko – Marcia Baila
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Claude François – Alexandrie, Alexandra
Nino Ferrer – Oh! He! Hein! Bon!
Jacques Dutronc – J’aime Les Filles
Les Chausettes Noires – Daniela
Jane Birkin – Melo Melo
Joe Dassin – Dans Les Yeux D’Emilie

Claude François – Eloise
Zizi Jean-Maire – Mon Truc en Plumes
Jacqueline Taïeb – Bienvenue au Pays
Françoise Hardy – Je Pense à Lui
Jina Miko – Dum Dum
Serge Gainsbourg – Initials BB
Charlotte Leslie – Les Filles C’est Fait Pour Faire L’amour

France Gall – Cet Air La
Françoise Hardy - L'amour Ne Dure Pas Toujours
Serge Gainsbourg – Lemon Incest
OMD – Red Frame/White Light
Jean-Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields pt.2
Stereolab – French Disko

Daft Punk – Harder…
Felix Da Housecat (feat. Miss Kittin) – Madame Hollywood
The Mogs – Kelly Blame (French vocal)
Nino Ferrer – Mirza
Divine Comedy – Europop

Annie Philippe – C’est La Mode
Large Number – The Number People
Michel Legrand – Digue Ding Ding
Stereo Total – Supergirl
Emmanuelle – Le Reel Façile
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Nouvelle Vague – Guns Of Brixton

Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi
Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour un Con
Brigitte Bardot – Everybody Loves My Baby
Goldfrapp – Satin Chic
The Droyds – Take Me I’m Yours
Sandie Shaw – Pourvu Que Ca Dure
Jacques Dutronc – Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi

Monique Thubert – Avec Les Oreilles
Hervé Vilard – Fais La Rire
Alain Bashung – Gaby Oh! Gaby
I Am – Je Danse Le Mia

Jacques Brel – Amsterdam (en public, Paris Olympia, 1964)
Fabiene Delsol – I’m Gonna Catch Me a Rat
Brigitte Bardot – Gang Gang
Les Bel-Air – Ils Parlaient Dans Mon Dos

Magnetic Fields – (Crazy For You) But Not That Crazy
Yazoo – Don’t Go
The All Seeing I – 1st Man In Space
Jacques Dutronc – Les Cactus

The Chap – I Am Oozing Emotion
Françoise Hardy – Ce Petit Coeur
Stereo Total – Holiday Innn
Neil Young – Sample + Hold
Brigitte Bardot – Contact

Bis – Love Will Tear Us Apart
OMD – Enola Gay
Human League – Sound Of The Crowd
France Gall – Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges
M – Pop Muzik
Le Tigre – Deceptacon

Baby Birkin – St Tropez
Ronnie Bird – Chante
The Tornados - Telstar

mp3s for your listening pleasure
Estelle chose
Patrick Coutin – J’aime Regarder les Filles

[buy Patrick Coutin: iTunes | Amazon]
Verity chose
Deux – Dance With Me
[buy Deux direct from Deux!]
Dominic chose
Jacqueline Taïeb – Bienvenue au Pays
[buy Jacqueline Taïeb: iTunes | Amazon]