On May 7th, we went to Luynes, a very small city between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, to attend an evening in the company of bands Death in June, :Of the Wand and the Moon:, Die Weisse Rose and Joy of Life. Even though we were very much into the music of Joy of Life as teenagers, we had never seen the band before. Well, in fact, it was rather a new band featuring founding member Gary C. For this show, he played with Miro Snejdr and completely reinterpreted the old songs of Joy of Life, giving them a new life. It was a great emotion for us to listen back to these melodies and atmospheres. As a post-punk/cold-wave band, Joy of Life developed a very personal sound with Enjoy (1985) and Hear the Children (1988) and were part of the rare artists to be signed on the New European Recordings label, run by Douglas Pearce, alongside In the Nursery, Fire + Ice or Somewhere in Europe.
At the beginning of the radio programme, we received our friends from Boudoir Moderne for some concerts they will organize in an electronic/minimal/synthetic vein during this month of June in Toulouse.
LES JUMEAUX DISCORDANTS, Foxy Tail
Interview and Music Selection by BOUDOIR MODERNE :
KID MACHINE, Return to Space
PEINE PERDUE, Disparition Fantôme
VISIONA feat. MADMOIZEL, Beat Frequencies
FATHER MURPHY, We Walk by Faith
PSICOPOMPO (HERMANN KOPP + LORENZO ABATTOIR), PP2
Interview with GARY C. from JOY OF LIFE
JOY OF LIFE, Standing, Heartless, Robbed While We Slept, Last Fine Day, Sense of Freedom, Reunion, Hear the Children, Missing Presumed Dead
APOPTOSE feat. Gary Carey, Warrior Creed
DEATH IN JUNE, Punishment Initiation
ANTHON SHIELD & DZ LECTRIC, Long Rainy Days
:OF THE WAND AND THE MOON:, I crave for you
DANIELLE DAX, Dumb Companions