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Deluxe double CD remaster of the famous double album compilation released by Les Disques du Crépuscule in November 1981 (TWI 035), featuring one of Benoît Hennebert's finest cover designs and a facsimile of the original insert/booklet.

International in scope, the music covers post-punk, avant-garde, modern composition and solo piano, as well as guests from the Factory and Postcard label rosters. The spoken word component includes Marguerite Duras, William S. Burroughs and Winston Tong. 31 tracks (including 8 bonus cuts), 120 minutes of music, readings and conversation.

2xCD tracklist:

disc 1
peter gordon the fruit of the original sin
the french impressionists boo boo's gone mambo / my guardian angel
the durutti column the eye and the hand
wim mertens multiple 12
cécile bruynoghe clair de lune
marine a man and a woman
paul haig mad horses
marine animal in my head
323 affectionate silence
swamp children flesh
dna taking kid to school / cop buys a donut / delivering the goods
lawrence weiner & peter gordon deutsche angst
the durutti column weakness & fever
rhythm of life summertime
the lost jockey matters of theory

disc 2
rhine river III an end remains
richard jobson the happiness of lonely
marguerite duras interview
richard jobson india song
the names music for someone
orange juice three cheers for our side
thick pigeon sudan
the durutti column party
arthur russell sketch for 'face of helen'
the durutti column experiment in fifth
winston tong the next best thing to death
william s. burroughs twilight's last gleaming
cécile bruynoghe gymnopedie no. 1
rhine river III departures
rhythm of life soon
lawrence weiner where it came from

SOLD OUT! New CD edition will be made available on Crépuscule in 2021.


"How to conciliate fire and water" (The Face, 12/1981)

"A double sampler of widely differing, largely defiant sounds loosely linked by the ideal of returning to some artistic Bohemianism, all of it interesting. A bright idea" (Melody Maker, 12/1981)

"After From Brussels With Love, a further treasure-trove of post-punk avant-gardism and seductive melancholia. Now reissued with richly informative sleevenotes, this double CD seems to prove, without effort of pause, the near genius behind Crépuscule to be nothing less than a multimedia celebration of modernist aesthetics. It has aged supremely well, sounding more engaging then ever with the passing years, and with 8 extra tracks should be regarded as an essential purchase" (The Wire, 01/2008)

"The songs on this compilation complement each other's moods extremely well, and the result is an embarrassment of riches. Fully remastered with 8 additional tracks not found on the original release, LTM has again done a superb job in returning an excellent Crépuscule title to print" (Brainwashed, 09/2007)

"For treasure hunters the work pays off. FOTOS embraces new wave, no wave, avant-garde, minimalism, neo-classics and cult literature. Indeed something for everyone" (PopNews, 08/2007)

"Covers the waterfront from melancholic new wave, impressionistic piano sketches, New York avant-garde, minimalism, literature and even bar jazz. An excellent reissue from an age of aesthetics and taste" (Hi Fi & Records, 11/2007)

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