TAKENOKO -L'amour Est Mon Arme (French 80s electronic band Takenoko synth-pop collected works from 1982 to 1988 !!
Emotional Rescue presents French 80s electronic band Takenoko and their unique and quirky euro synth-pop, here as collected works from 1982 to 1988. The compilation includes their 3 singles plus a number of unreleased songs heard for the first time. Formed in 1981 when Bruno Aujard, Jean Louis Simonet and Jean Michel Louisor met in Bordeaux, France, the trio took their admiration of post punk bands like Talking Heads and Gang Of Four and mixed it with the pioneering sound of Kraftwerk and the new wave of UK electronic bands and set about composing songs with the simple aim to make people dance. Encompassing their interest in Japanese culture, Takenoko, meaning young bamboo shoot - a metaphor for teenager in Japan - was born. Initial demos were soon signed and Elle a Tokyo was released on 7" in 1982. A vision of the Far East garnered from magazine stories of Geishas, robots and the arrival of the modern, movement of designers, such as Yohji Yamamoto.
1. Lee Harvey Oswald (Zaza Dance Mix)
2. Pas De Petit Garcon Dans Mon Avion
3. Elle A Tokyo
4. Les Guerriers
1. Trans Amor Express (Dance Mix)
2. Love Is My Weapon
3. John Wayne
4. Rendez-vous A Malibu