A Cold Decade is the third studio album issued by the French-Brazilian band 3 Cold Men set
up by Franck Lopez, vocalist (former member of the French minimal wave cult band OpΘra Multi
Steel), Alex Twin, keyboards (Wintry, Pecadores, Individual Industry) and Maurizio Bonito,
programmings (Individual Industry).
This new 10-track opus, mixed and produced by Martin Bowes of Attrition is a bit more
intimate and minimalistic than the two previous albums (The Three Cold Men et Photogramm)
respectively issued in 2004 and 2008. A Cold Decade is a deep come-back to the roots of the
early 80Æs electro pop and a kind of special tribute to John Foxx, a long-time source of
inspiration for the three members of the band. It will be possible to notice, from track to
track, some references to certain songs from Metamatic, among many othersà.
Vintage sounds of keyboards and rhythm boxes create an electro retro wave style.
ItÆs the very first time that 3 Cold Men songs are mixing French and English texts.
The French lyrics have been written by Patrick L. Robin (Lead singer of Opera Multi Steel).
They confer to the album a kind of surrealistical/hermetical mood. The English lyrics have
been written by Franck Lopez. and Maurizio Bonito.
The visual identity of the band has been totally renewed by the young Brazilian designer
Alan Cassiano. He realized an artwork inspired by the visions he got while listening to the
3CM songs. His drawings and paintings, digitally reworked, create a very personal neo XIXth
century style, influenced by 3D art and sometimes very close to video game backgrounds.
The limited edition comes with a bonus cd including 13 remixes of different tracks of the
album performed by several Brazilian and European artists from the electro scene: Marcelo
Gallo, Lagrima Negra, Nahtaivel, Moritz Shoenermann, Florence Foster Fan Club, Torment,
Mechanical Moth, Von Richthofen, Novastorm, Peter Elliott, People Theatre, Franz Hemor and a
cover of Mad World, a song by Tears for Fears. Enjoy it, buy it or D2H!
01 i'm afraid
03 she, butcher
04 heavy smile
05 le vent d'avril
06 effie, lady, berry!
07 shabbat mater
08 the four horsemen
09 ennemis spheriques
10 j'ai le sentiment
01 le vent d'avril (keep cooler remix by marcelo gallo)
02 effie, lady, berry! (expression remix by mechanical moth)
03 ennemis spheriques (lagrima negra remix)
04 i'm afraid (hexenhaus remix by m. shoenermann)
05 l'hallali (nahtaivel remix)
06 she, butcher (v mix by von richthofen)
07 she, butcher (pe remix)
08 ennemis spheriques (hemispheres mix by people theatre)
09 l'hallali (lagrima negra remix)
10 le vent d'avril (torment remix by naccho)
11 she, butcher (2 hours remix by novastorm)
12 mad world (unreleased version)
13 l'hallali (pseudo neo symphonic remix by franz hemor)
14 j'ai le sentiment (florence foster fan club remix)
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