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Press color / Lizzy Mercier Descloux

Lizzy Mercier Descloux

Press color / Lizzy Mercier Descloux

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rock music

  • The Physical Object
    Format[sound recording]
    Pagination1 audio disc
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935746M
    OCLC/WorldCa912383563

    While her albums were reissued in by ZE, the quintessential downtown label she helped anchor, Light in the Attic will press them again this year in the wake of late-blooming interest in her work. And it was when women were starting to be slightly freer, she did benefit from punk. However, the album received enthusiastic notices in Europe, and thanks to the interest of Island Records prexy Chris BlackwellMercier Descloux and Esteban were able to travel to Nassau in the Bahamas to record her second solo set at Compass Point Studios. The instrumental setup -- with the exception of some of the percussion -- is completely Western and rock-oriented, with Badarou's excitable synthesizer often figuring prominently, whether churning out squiggled melodies or affecting the mood of the song with sensitive accents. Born Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux in Paris, Lizzy was a bit of a creative anomaly — she introduced world music into her music before there was such a thing.

    I guess now she might be using the internet in different ways but I guess with her set of quite organic skills she was more an arty type than a programming type. Pressed on "Yves Klein Blue" wax. Liner notes by Vivien Goldman. Her ashes, according to her wishes, were scattered at sea, her second home.

    It was the beginning of a long love story with the city that never sleeps. She studied art as a teenager, and struck up a romance with Michel Esteban, who like Lizzy was a music fan with a taste for innovative sounds. Everyone in New York had that same starved, wearing dark clothes, possibly a plaid shirt. Michel Esteban has since worked to keep her music in the public eye, and in he partnered with reissue label Light in the Attic to present new upgraded editions of the five albums she released in her lifetime. Rockfort: Remembering Lizzy Mercier Descloux David McKennaSeptember 10th, David McKenna looks back at the life of Parisian poet, painter and post punk musician, Lizzy Mercier Descloux Portrait by Seth Tillet The further we move away from them, the more past eras appear to contract as the common denominators in the music of what seemed like very disparate artists become more obvious. Covers of two Lalo Schifrin compositions -- "Mission: Impossible" and "Jim on the Move" -- are relatively faithful, though Descloux adds something of her own to the latter by repeatedly intoning the title "Jim


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Press color / Lizzy Mercier Descloux book

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One for the Soul was Mercier Descloux's first album for Polydor Recordsand didn't match the commercial and critical success of Zulu Rock, though it would come to be regarded as one of her strongest works. Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper.

Her solo debut, 's Press Colorwas an ambitious and stylistically diverse set that merged cool dance grooves with harsh, minimal guitar runs and unusual harmonies.

She also acted, composed film scores, and wrote poetry. LMD Photos. Inshe makes the move and joins a mass migration of artists looking for a new creative environment. She was quiet, yet ready to strike, like a small poisonous snake. Despite the breakup, Esteban and Mercier Descloux remained close lifelong friends.

Descloux returned to Paris upon scoring a contract with CBS and soon found herself travelling to Africa to research the Afrobeat sound experimented with -- from afar -- on Press Color.

She rarely dropped anchor in life and now, at last, she is sailing free forever. Descloux's music was deeply rhythmic, influenced by funk, soul, jazz, and the sounds she discovered traveling in Africa, South America, and the West Indies. The album was largely overlooked by fans and critics, and while Mercier Descloux would record another album in New York City init was never released.

Lizzy was on the move again. ZE had struck up a distribution deal with Buddah Records whose releases were in turn distributed by industry powerhouse Arista Recordsbut Press Color was clearly not one of the larger label's priorities and it fared poorly commercially.

Of course, Richard Hell developed that punk thing but in London they would have more fun. The French punk pioneer, a friend of Patti Smith and Richard Hell, moved to New York in and soon immersed herself in avant-garde poetry, performance art, and punk music.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mission Impossible 2. It's neither played nor sung with any great skill, but it has feel and character in spades and a looseness that's all too rarely achieved. Descloux visits New York to do a story on the local scene happening on the Bowery.

Rockfort: Remembering Lizzy Mercier Descloux David McKennaSeptember 10th, David McKenna looks back at the life of Parisian poet, painter and post punk musician, Lizzy Mercier Descloux Portrait by Seth Tillet The further we move away from them, the more past eras appear to contract as the common denominators in the music of what seemed like very disparate artists become more obvious.

Patti Smith in France we only sold 3, copies, which was really good at that time. She bought a Fender Jazzmaster guitar and began the rounds of the Soho galleries and Lower East side clubs in duo.

An album of the soul, for the soul. It was a vehicle for them. Mercier Descloux was born in Paris, France on December 16, Her playful spirit lives on in this LP.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux / Rosa Yemen

ZE had struck up a distribution deal with Buddah Records whose releases were in turn distributed by industry powerhouse Arista Recordsbut Press Color was clearly not one of the larger label's priorities and it fared poorly commercially. She went, via Ethiopia, all the way to South Africa which was in still under full apartheid.

Mercier Descloux was born in Paris, France on December 16, Lizzy became a genre defying artist and pioneer of worldbeat and avant garde rock, and supreme minimalist of the no wave genre in her own right. In the mid s, she moved to Corsica and devoted herself to painting and to writing an unpublished novel.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa Dec 01,  · Although Lizzy Mercier Descloux hailed from Paris originally, it was in the avant-garde and no wave scenes of late-‘70s New York City that she made her name.

Descloux remains a singular talent from the era, and this is most evident on her debut Press Color, which is receiving a substantial reissue courtesy of Light In The Attic a decade. "All tracks newly remastered. Liner notes by Vivien Goldman.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux may have come of age in Paris, but it's in New York's Lower East Side that she really came alive. The French punk pioneer, a friend of Patti Smith and Richard Hell, moved to New York in and soon immersed herself in avant-garde poetry, performance art, and punk music.

A musician, songwriter, poet, painter, author, and actress, Lizzy Mercier Descloux enjoyed a recording career as eclectic as her résumé would suggest, breaking boundaries as one of the pioneers of New York's no wave scene as well as fusing African rhythms with R&B and pop, anticipating the worldbeat movement before it became a music business buzzword.

Nov 13,  · Lizzy Mercier Descloux ‎– Press Color / Rosa Yemen.

Press Color [Deluxe Edition]

2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Yves Klein Blue. Rosa Yemen is a duo of Lizzy Mercier Descloux and her then roomate DJ Banes. This recording was recorded live.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux 's Press Color () + Rosa Yemen () It ' s not enough to find out what it 's all about. Inlegendary label ZE Records released a mini-album by Mercier Descloux’s performance art duo, Rosa Yemen, and went on to release several of Lizzy’s solo albums.

Her debut solo album, Press Color, consists of eight songs owing more to disco, funk, and film .