Le Syndicat Electronique – Lying
Le Syndicat Electronique, real name Alexandre Gand from Toulouse, France, is one of the most mysterious figures in electro music. Despite being active since 1997 and since then producing some of the greatest electro records of the last decade as well as running the extremely influential and controversial French electro label Invasion Planéte, he is barely known to any but the most dedicated underground electro lovers.
We’ll tell you more about Invasion Planéte in a later post, but for now a little about today’s track. Lying was released in 2002 on a compilation called Memory, released on Invasion Planéte sublabel Individus Analogues. It was released only on a CDr, and typically for Invasion Planéte only an extremely limited release – naturally leading to highly inflated resale prices, like most of their records.
Memory was an interesting compilation where Le Syndicat Electronique and Porn.Darsteller (under varias aliases incuding It & My Computer, Raison Future and Eva VIII) covered some songs from the past. It is an interesting mix of styles, covering electro pioneer John Foxx, electronic body music (EBM) band DAF, german new wave band Grauzone, italo disco from Valerie Dore, and this little cover of Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses.
Most of you will instantly recognise the song – the original was recorded in 1988 and famously appeared in the movie Silence of The Lambs.
As For L.S.E, after not hearing much at all for a few years he has recently started a new label and project – very experimental minimal electro on a label called Musamore Editions. The first release, Chant 1 by Stauros To Okema was easily my favourite album of 2008, though you probably won’t have much luck finding one of the 100 copies that were released.