A gramophone turns lazily in the corner, as the smoke crawls low along the ceiling. Martini glasses and half smoked cigarettes smeared with lipstick, the click of heels on cobblestones on still winter nights. Lili Marlene sings of love as the waves crash upon the shore, and we hum to this tune with sweet whispers of bitter hearts. Take 2 parts of 50's lounge, one part Morricone, one part power-electronica, one part neo-loungecore, a twist of exotica and a dash of bitters. Shake well and serve with an afterthought of reverb! Bordel Militaires self-titled debut draws inspiration from classic film soundtracks, lounge and exotica artists, and iconic 60s production techniques. Featuring contributions from Boyd Rice and John Murphy, among others. Bordel Militaire was formed in 2008 by David Tonkin (Isomer)
and Ben Taylor (Shifting Shelves) as a lounge-industrial
project, utilising samples, live instrumentation and power-electronics inspired effects. The first performance was in Melbourne on 23rd of June 2009. Also performing at this
event was Apaenitentia, which yielded the third and final
member of the group Cameron Brew. Drawing inspiration
from their interests in 50s lounge, Exotica, 60s pop, and
classic movie soundtracks, filtered through experience in the
post-industrial underground, Bordel Militaire are a one-of-akind experience. 500 copies in 6 panel digisleeve.