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Opéra Multi Steel - Histoires de France + Cathédrale

Digi 2CD + digiCD
Sales price: 19,00 €

OPERA MULTI STEEL : Histoires de France (Fin 053) + Cathédrale (Fin 016) : 28,00 €
Digi 2CD – Released on september 9th 2011

Histoires de France is the band fifth studio album. Originally released in 1996 Brazilian label Museum Obscuro, it was a follow up to the band first compilation "Days of Creation" plublished one year before by Cri du Chat Disques (Brazil), introducing the band to the Sao Paolo dark cold minimal wave audience. It's title is a private joke to the overseas fans of the band. It's a second degree readingof the 50's school books. Excerpts from lessons, resumes, and artworks recreate the mood of a fantasmatic Middle Age.

The fourteen tracks all all based on older versions, then published on very limited edition tapes, now thruth collector, released in the band early years, at the time of the first 12" and album "Cathédrale". Histoires de France is a return to more minimal music and a rendition to historical keyboards, SIEL Opéra 6, Elex, Casio VL T etc…
This new edition, enhanced, offers the complete album and a bonus CD gathering the demo versions of all tracks, giving the possibility to hear the evolving, the sonic or structural transformations, to compare rough versions (direct two traks recordings) and sometimes very different final versions.

Tracklist CD 1
Tout s’oublie vite
Quatre Ecclésiastes
Des Saints et des Miracles
Messager Monotone
Tout Acte est Prière
Ecran Couleur
Regrets qui s’écaillent
Chambre Froide
Tant pis
Lunettes Solaires
Un Cri
La Grue Couronnée
Moi, je m’ennuie
Poursuis une Ombre

Tracklist CD 2

Tout s’oublie vite démo 1986
Quatre Ecclésiastes démo 1987
Des Saints et des Miracles démo 1987
Messager Monotone démo 1987
Tout Acte est Prière démo 1986
Ecran Couleur démo 1986
Regrets qui s’écaillent démo 1987
Chambre Froide démo 1986
Tant pis démo 1985
Lunettes Solaires démo 1985
Un Cri démo 1985
La Grue Couronnée démo 1987
Moi, je m’ennuie démo 1985
Poursuis une Ombre démo 1986


Opera Multi Steel - Cathédrale

Re-release of the first album (1984) of the Bourges band, as a digifile done as the original record cover, 500 first copies including the colored cloth knots attached on the front. 4 extra tracks from the first 12" and 4 period bonus videos.

The re-release of the Bourges band first album, backed with the tracks from the first 12" from 1984 and four more visual documentaries, will allow many of you to discover the first synthy-medieval echoes, the first form of snowy blaze, of cold fires from the most singular band of our old continent: OPERA MULTI STEEL. Somewhere between Orchestral Manoeuvre In The Dark (before they fall into synthie-pop hit parades) and The Cure, their music is a dare to the face of gravity.


1. Du son des cloches
2. Forme et réforme
3. Empire
4. Brasier communiquant
5. Piscine à Tokyo
6. Cathédrale
7. Frantz est mort
8. Attitudes
9. Ils s'éloignent
10. Un froid seul

Bonus OMS 45 EP:
11. Jardin botanique
12. Massabielle
13. Rien
14. Fêtes Komité

Bonus period videos:
-1 Cathédrale
-2 Du son des cloches
-3 Jardin botanique
-4 Frantz est mort