Serge Gainsbourg's musical arranger Jean-Claude Vannier will be releasing his first album in two decades via the Twisted Nerve label. Roses Rouge Sang is the first new material from Vannier since 1990. It will be released simultaneously alongside a compilation of archive works by Vannier, titled Electro-Rapide, on Twisted Nerve sister label Finders Keepers.
Jean-Claude Vannier's 1972 soundtrack to an imaginary film, L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches was the first Finders Keepers release in 2005. Roses Rouge Sang and Electro-Rapide will be released on 24 October. The title of the new album refers to the flowers Vannier grows. He says: "I have grown roses in my garden for a long time. They are with me like mysterious women loving, hating, elegant and misbehaving."
In other news for the labels, Finders Keepers and its sister imprints (Bird, Twisted Nerve, B-Music, and Battered Ornaments) lost an estimated 90% of their stock in the Sony DADC warehouse fire. To raise funds to replace stock the labels are releasing a series of ten compilations on CD and MP3 called Make Do And Mend. The first four will be curated by Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruff Rhys, and feature tracks from across the label's catalogues. Jarvis Cocker's compilation is available now here.