Our Lizzy Mercier Descloux Archival Series Continues!


Photo by Michel Esteban

We’re thrilled to announce the continuation of our Lizzy Mercier Descloux archival series! We kicked it off back in August with the late Parisian musician/artist/poet’s debut LP, Press Color, which has been named Best New Reissue by Pitchfork. Today we present the four records, each recorded in a different country, that complete her catalog:

  • Mambo Nassau (1981): This tropical and African-influenced album was recorded while Descloux was living in The Bahamas.
  • Zulu Rock (1984): The product of Descloux’s time following Rimbaud’s path through Africa, this album was recorded in Johannesburg and taps into African dance music such as Shangaan disco and Soweto jive. It also features Descloux’s French chart-topping hit ”Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles?”
  • One For The Soul (1986): Recorded in Rio De Janeiro, this jazz-influenced album features a collaboration with Chet Baker.
  • Suspense (1988): Descloux’s final, and perhaps most pop-influenced album, was recorded in Oxfordshire and Wales.

It was only a matter of time before this furiously creative and charismatic artist’s work was re-evaluated, and with these deluxe reissues, that time is now. Lizzy’s playful joie de vivre lives on!

These albums are now available for preorder on CDblack vinyl, or as a limited edition colored wax bundle of all four albums (only 100 available!). Colored wax copies can only be purchased as a bundle. These albums will be available for immediate purchase in February.

Billboard premiered the albums this morning with a preview video that features one track from each of the four albums. Have a listen below: