Les Disques du Crépuscule was a Belgian label that specialized in sophisticated songs and gorgeous sleeves – designer Benoit Hennebert loved putting beautiful girls on the recordcovers (like the one pictured) LDdC’s peak was in the eighties, when they released album by Anna Domino, (Isabelle) Antena, Paul Haig and Tuxedomoon. Read an extensive history on Crépuscule-activities here. Recently, LTM started re-releasing the backcatalogue and making nice compilations. Like Les filles du Crépuscule, featuring songs by FS-faves like Cathy Claret, Mikado, Antena and Marie Audigier. Great liner-notes, great package, this is what a compilation should be. I was pleasantly surprised by the Patrick Juvet-cover by Isabelle Antena (real name: Powaga) and her sisters, and the discovery of Ludus’ Bardot-cover.

Powaga Sisters – J’aime regarder les filles
Ludus – Nue au soleil

In other news: I upped a new podcast featuring great non-English songs from all over the world (Italian rock, French soul, Texan mambo, Libanese dance, etc), go here.

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

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  1. Teyo d'Unux

    Also check out Isabelle Antena’s great cover-album De l’Amour et des Hommes. Including a very nice version of Gainsbourgs’ Ce Mortel Ennui.

    One of my favorite Crépuscule releases is the charming Antena debut from 1982: Camino del Sol. True Elektro Samba! After hearing this I’m sure you’ll find seasand in your shoes.