Wednesday, April 23, 2008

French New Wave Compilations



White hipster dance music seems to be all the rage these days, and the bands/music is just about everywhere. Crystal Castles and MGMT are getting huge, My Morning Jacket cut a fucking disco record, and that sort of fat guy from LCD Soundsystem is doing MMA fighting now. Weird. Anyway, I came across these two comps, which do a pretty solid job of showcasing some European groups that probably had a huge influence on the DFA artists and their like minded contemporaries. The quality here can be a bit hit or miss, but some of the tracks phenomenal especially considering the technology that the bands had to work with at the time (late '70's, early 80's). My favorites are definitely Kas Product (reminds me of old Adult.), Mathematiques Modernes, Busy P, and Vox Dei (these guys sound like some sort of weird French Joy Division). Download the records, skim through the tracks, and I promise you'll find quite a few songs that you'll like.

- Steve

Download BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85


Download So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music 1977-1983

9 comments:

Matty said...

Digggg the So Young comp a lot. Great blog...

nothingwheel said...

thank you for both of these. Have to listen to "So Young" yet. Got B IPPP a few hours ago and it's so good, I have to get them both.

gojira said...

can't wait to give these a listen, thank you for your efforts.

Anonymous said...

strange the busy p track wrongly found its way into this, especially considering it came out last year.

Steve said...

That is odd. I just looked him up and apparently he would have been 10 years old in 1985 haha. I thought maybe it was slipped into the folder by mistake, but Amazon has it listed on the track list as well.

CCS said...

Brilliant ! Thanx for the share

jerome green said...

Hi OngakuBaka,

Absolutely essential tracks!!!! Thank you so much for posting, I always search for comps with mostly songs I don't know. These are at the top of my list.

Peace, Jerome

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog just saw this today and it just about made my day! Track 6 is missing from Bippp any chance for it?
please?
cheers

Kate said...

some top tracks, thanks