Turquoise vinyl, limited to 500 copies.
Originally released in 1984 on Les Disques du Crepuscule's renowned off-shoot label, Another Side, Quart de Tour, Mon Amour is the sole album by Belgium duo Dominique Outers and Luc Raemdonck, a hypnotic concoction of lounge aesthetics and cold wave elan. Les Disques du Crepuscule is pretty much the go to for this kind of European sophistication, though it's also no surprise the record received little fanfare at the time of release. Time can be generous to music of this kind, those in-between genre records possessed of an alien, often inscrutable quality that gain in potency precisely because they sit outside of convention - it'll be of surprise to no-one that a track from Quart de Tour has already found its way onto a Music From Memory compilation, though it's the always enticing shadow-world of Stroom to which this feels most tied. Romantic spoken word passages overlay dreamy synth chords and a smokey, jazz-inflected ambience, conjuring this fantasy image of an alternative exotic European cafe culture. Holograms smoking Gitanes, cyborg gondoliers, digital rain. That kind of thing. Back when 1984 felt a long time in the future.