3 Oct 2020
V/A / From Brussels With Love / TWI 007 + 008 
From Brussels With Love

Les Disques du Crépuscule is proud to present 40th anniversary editions of iconic compilation From Brussels With Love. Bearing the catalogue number TWI 007, From Brussels With Love was the very first release on Crépuscule back in November 1980, and now returns in November 2020 on cassette, gatefold 2xLP (coloured vinyl), and 2xCD hardback 60 page 10-inch square earbook.

Originally released as a cassette with a 16 page booklet packaged in a PVC wallet, FBWL featured 21 exclusive tracks from the international avant-garde and new wave, as well as contributions from the celebrated Factory Records roster. Then, as now, the featured artists include A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, Dome, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, The Names, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and Der Plan.

Running for 78 minutes, the cosmopolitan ‘cassette journal’ was curated by Michel Duval, Annik Honoré and Wim Mertens, and also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and legendary French film actress Jeanne Moreau. The cover art is by Jean-François Octave, with additional artwork in the booklet by Benoît Hennebert, Marc Borgers and Claude Stassart.

From Brussels With Love quickly sold 6000 copies around Europe, earning rapturous reviews in the UK music press. "This is a reminder - without really trying, without being obvious - that pop is modern poetry, is the sharpest, shiniest collection of experiences. Is always something new" (Paul Morley, NME). More recently, Dan Fox of art magazine Frieze described TWI 007 as "a masterpiece of distinctly northern European post-punk eclecticism."

To mark this 40th anniversary Crépuscule will issue 3 remastered editions. The most ambitious of these is a deluxe 2xCD earbook edition (TWI 007 CD) presented as a 10-inch square hardback book (60 pages), with two full length audio CDs. The book includes rare images, posters, sleeve designs and period ephemera, plus a detailed history of the Crépuscule label between 1979 and 1984, with contributions from Michel Duval, Annik Honoré, Wim Mertens, Octave, Hennebert and photographer Philippe Carly.

CD1 includes all 21 tracks from the original cassette. CD2 includes tracks omitted from TWI 007 for reasons of space, as well as related Crépuscule tracks by Michael Nyman, Bill Nelson, John Foxx, Richard Jobson, Durutti Column, Repetition and The Names, and also contemporary songs by other Belgian artists including Digital Dance, Polyphonic Size, Aksak Maboul, Karel Goeyvaerts and Marine.

In addition, there is a facsimile cassette package in PVC wallet (TWI 007) limited to 500 copies, as well as a gatefold double vinyl edition (TWI 008) pressed on coloured vinyl (Disc 1 is black, and Disc 2 is white), with the booklet pages printed on the inner gatefold. Both the cassette and vinyl come with a digital copy (MP3).

A multi-format bundle is also available including the cassette (TWI 007), vinyl (TWI 008) and 2xCD earbook (TWI 007 CD) plus a Stassart postcard, a brand new LDDC/FBN sampler CD, an Umbrellas In the Sun DVD, a full size reproduction Plan K 16/10/1979 event poster (folded), and an LDDC spiral slipmat (while stocks of the slipmat last!).

There is also a t-shirt, available either as a separate item or as part of the multi-format bundled version at a reduced price (please email for details).

For further details including formats and tracklists click here
9 Aug 2020
ANNA DOMINO / East & West / TWI 187 
Anna Domino

East and West is the first album by Anna Domino, originally released by Crépuscule in 1984, and newly expanded as a 2xCD in 2020.

Anna's poised, and poignant, debut set was recorded at Daylight Studio, Brussels with guest contributions from Virginia Astley, Blaine L. Reininger (of Tuxedomoon) and Luc Van Acker. The five tracks on the original mini-album include her first single, Trust In Love (an NME single of the week), as well as a beguiling cover of Aretha Franklin's Land Of My Dreams.

Rare b-side track Repeating concludes the studio component. This is followed on disc one by seven live tracks professionally recorded at Parco in Tokyo, Japan, in January 1987. The band includes guitarist Michel Delory, and Alan Rankine on keyboards. Highlights here include two otherwise unrecorded songs (Change and Just Too Much), as well as an expansive 12 minute version of Caught.

Our new 2020 2xCD edition includes a bonus second disc, North and South, featuring vocal cameos and covers recorded by Anna between 1984 and 2020. These include collaborations with Luc Van Acker, Marc Moulin, Kid Montana, Stanton Miranda, Jean-Michel Basquiat, The The, Stephin Merritt, Buscemi, Ultramarine and The Hood.

Artwork by Joel Van Audenhaege, with liner notes by Anna.

Disc 1:

1. With the Day Comes the Dawn
2. Land Of My Dreams
3. Review
4. Everyday I Don't
5. Trust, In Love
6. Repeating
7. 'Rythm' (live)
8. My Man (live)
9. Take That (live)
10. Change (live)
11. Just Too Much (live)
12. She Walked (live)
13. Caught (live)

Disc 2:

1. Zanna (w. Luc van Acker)
2. Dreamback (w. Stanton Miranda)
3. Crime (w. Jean-Michel Basquiat)
4. Scat (w. Marc Moulin)
5. Joey Came Home (w. Kid Montana)
6. Here In My Heart (w. Stephin Merritt)
7. Pome On Dr Sax (w. Jack Kerouac)
8. December Sunlight (w. The The)
9. Pillar Box Red (w. The The)
10. The Light Downtown
11. Marbletown Girl (w. Snakefarm)
12. Arithmetic (w. Ultramarine)
13. Beautiful As Sorrow (w. Buscemi)
14. Spark From Flint to Clay (w. Ultramarine)
15. She Keeps (w. The Hood)

For further details click here
14 Jun 2020
V/A / The Cold Open / TWI 1254 
The Cold Open

The Cold Open is a free sampler CD from Les Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Benelux featuring new and rare tracks from our current releases in 2020/21, together with several exclusives and tracks from selected label friends. It's available free when you order two or more CDs, vinyls, teeshirts or card sets via our mailorder service (ie two or more items in total from across the labels). Please note - TWI 1254/FBN 158 will not available in the shops!

CD tracklist:

1. Ladytron Tropic of Capricorn
2. Benjamin Schoos ft. Laetitia Sadier Je Ne Vois Que Vous
3. Sauvage Clocks
4. Pauline Murray Secrets
5. LoneLady Cries and Whispers
6. The Other Two Autosound
7. ShadowParty Reverse the Curse (The Other Two Remix)
8. Stephen Mallinder Working (You Are)
9. Ultramarine Passwords (live)
10. Blaine L. Reininger Lockdown Blues
11. Paul Haig Router
12. Section 25 Hinterland
13. The Durutti Column Meaning + Purpose (live)
14. Alessandra Celletti The Typewriter
15. Erik Satie Vexations (detail)
16. Marc Moulin Chepa

TWI 1254 is housed in a card wallet designed by Pascal Blua. For further details click here


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