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LAWRENCE LE DOUX & ROGER 3000
Chou Chou
(Lexi 028, released October 2021)

Chou Chou is a real sweetheart even on Lawrence Le Doux and Roger 3000 standards. A chou is a fluffy pastry : here, it is filled with cream on A-side, enhanced with an extra caramel topping on the other. But with its balanced mix between light, almost nostalgic electronics and soft-tone electric guitar, the sugar rush never kicks in and it's just giving it all to a relaxed and chilled vibration.

Preview

Artwork : Julien Meert
Mix, Master, Cut: Analogcut

Thank you Ann Appermans, Tommy De Nys, Emmanuel Gonay
SAGAT
Walking Dub / Money Magic
(Lexi 027, released August 2021)

Walking home late through the streets of your hometown on a summer night brings peace of mind and a special state of joy. This single with its sparkling sounds and undulating rhythm is a blissful soundtrack to the hike home that keeps you awake just a little longer. On this record, Sagat is taking a step sideways to explore a sweeter, warmer version of his music.

Listen to a minute (and order if you enjoy):

Artwork: Wiet Lengeler; Printing: Emmanuel Gonay
Mastering and cut : Frederic Alstadt
MUSICA MOSAICA
Aταραξία Kαταστροφή
(Lexi 026, released June 2021)

In the early 2000s, Buffle represented in Brussels the fluid and smiling face of free improv with a psychedelic vibe. Xavier Garcia Bardon (solo in Saule, Sub Rosa, 2002) and Emmanuel Gonay never lost their playful and genuine minds in the many projects they later developed but take here the opposite road to dive into pure composition. Expect delicate and meditative, time expanding sounds on ’Aταραξία (Ataraxia), adventurous, almost epic exploration on Καταστροφή (Katastrophê). Western civilizations are rooted in ancient Greece, gods were already indifferent to humans back then and epicurism is still a vivid idea around here. ’Aταραξία means the capacity to accept things as they are, to enjoy the now without any trouble of mind while Καταστροφή is another perspective on these troubling present times. As Musica Mosaica is conceived as a system of sounds, it might well appear to you in the future in a different frame, this first single being the opening door.

Listen

Mix : Laszlo Umbreit
Artwork: Eric Kinny, Emmanuel Gonay, Xavier Garcia Bardon
Mastering: Christophe Albertijn
ALEX DEFORCE
Zij, Goesting, Eindeloos toogfilosoof
(Lexi 025, 7-inch + 12-pages booklet, released September 2020)

Alex Deforce is a barman, a poet and a painter.
His writings are drowned in the Brussels nights out and built on the swampy atmosphere of its cafes : beer on tap, temporary friendships and loyalty to places, too many toughts to disorganize and the physical pain of the days after. On these first solo recordings, AD uses his warm, naked voice and unfiltered texts with the subtle support of Charlotte Jacobs on 'Zij' and the sounds of Wiet L. on 'Goesting'.
You will need to search for the final track 'Eindeloos toogfilosoof' a bit further than your local boozer.

Listen

Production : Paulo Rietjens, Frontal Studio
Artwork : Alex Deforce, Marouchka Payen, Emmanuel Gonay, Lucas van de Coq, Font OSP Brussels
Mastering and cut : Frederic Alstadt
FIESTA EN EL VACIO
Brillanza y Orgullo
(Lexi 024, released September 2019)

Long awaited debut single by young french-argentinian Luna Cedron. Having a rich musical background from flamenco to trap, from french punk to underground club sounds, Fiesta en el Vacio is developing a strange world of her own, dark, fragile and poetic. The present record is bathed in organ-like synth and spanish singing, very tense on A-side (walking too fast on an empty dark street) and almost numb on the B-side (lost in an unknown bright garden with no way out).

Listen for yourself: youtube

Artwork: Ji Min Park, Benoit Lorent, Harrisson, Emmanuel Gonay
Mixing, mastering: Christophe Albertijn

Thanks to Tommy
KG
Passion Sauna
(Lexi 023, released April 2019)

In life as on stage, it's difficult to figure out whether KG is joking or not. In music, can humor mix with genuine pleasure? Is it possible to build a stadium anthem in a DIY home studio in the middle of Elsass, germanische France? Are we allowed to dance hands up, laugh on a dirty pastiche and feel the depth of our melancholic nature on the exact same fast beat? Maybe this is what this single is pursuing in an epic quest.

"Trop bien!" (Zoé, 17 ans)

Artwork: R. Bux, Unknown Internet Soldier, Harrisson, Rosi
Mastering & cut: Frederic Alstadt

Listen on youtube
VYMETHOXY REDSPIDERS
Perspectives from the Silverspore Expanse
(Lexi 022, 7", released September 2018)

Somewhere between the psychedelic mists of Leeds - Ashtray Navigations is almost a neighbour - and a post-industrial dehumanized dystopic near future, Vymethoxy Redspiders translates visions of an eerie landscape of desolation and peace, of hidden wonder and terror, into two slow electronic pieces - a vivid british legacy from dark ambient to power electronics - supported by soprano recorder sounds. VR is the solo project of Uroceras Gigas from the noise-rock duet Guttersnipe who makes here a perfect soundtrack for a distrastrous yet beautiful present.

Artwork: Vymethoxy Redspiders, Félicité Perpétuelle, Harrisson, Marouchka Payen, Morgane Le Ferec
Printing: Emmanuel Gonay, Jelle Crama (it takes a village to raise a child)
Mastering & cut: Frederic Alstadt

Listen to it on vinyl.

Imagine what it's like
JESUS IS MY SON
Désolé
(Lexi 021, 7", released March 2018)

Heavily melancholic since 2005, Jesus Is My Son goes pop in these 2 lighter songs taken from his recent set: Peaceful and tense on 'Innocence' with its clear melody and natural harmonics; With an arabian feel and detachment on 'Insouciance'.

Artwork: Gregory Duby, Harrisson / Printing: Nicolas Storck
Premastering: Aymeric de Tapol / Mastering & cut: Frederic Alstadt

Listen on youtube
CELINE GILLAIN
What happens if I open my mouth?
(Lexi 020, released June 2017)

A video maker and performer previously active in The After Lucy Experiment, Céline Gillain is discreet - almost secretive when it comes to her music. As a producer, she's using straight electronics to push people into her own zone of sci-fi, feminism and existential philosophy in the virtual world. Combining her love for what's shiny and a dark sense of humor, these 2 first songs on record are questioning roles assigned, not only as women searching for their own ways in the boy's club.

Artwork: Céline Gillain / Printing: Emmanuel Gonay
Mastering and cut: F.Alstadt

The youtube
The CG on video
DISPOSICIÓN ASOLEADA
Sigses Saturninos
(Lexi019, 7", released May 2017)

Disposición Asoleada (spanish for sunny disposition) is the moniker of the Ecuadorian music citizen David Jarrín. Active in the Brussels psych and noise scene since 2003, his explorations range between acoustic lo-fi experiments to eerie soundscapes, from glitch electronics to raga oriented transfigurations on a six string banjo. Lexi Disques is proud to present his first vinyl: Two atmospheric and tense pieces haunted by Andean ghosts and the evocation of hidden voices in the spoil piles of history.

Artwork: Gabriela Gonzalez, Beata Szparagowska, Emmanuel Gonay
Mastering + cut: F.Alstadt

Listen to Bird songs for Librado Rivera (sound)
YZ
Kaifa - Jeetou
(Lexi 017 - Pneu 013, 10", released November 2016)

A sufi singer grown in the suburban landscapes of Flanders, YZ develops his very own vision of ancient arabic poetry, wrapping it into a thick blanket of electronics made of crafted layers melting into each others. His epic synthesis comes close to the ideal soundtrack for a dark retro -futuristic road movie shot in the desert: right under the sun.

Artwork: YZ, Harrisson
Sound: David Trep (producer), Mike Grinser (master)

Gogolplex fantastic work on Kaifa: click
FRONT DE CADEAUX
Cogitate
(Lexi 016, 7", released October 2016)

Cogitate single is a tribute to John C. Lilly, famous for his research on ketamine and interspecies communication. It's also an exercise in perception through repetition. Mostly known for their 90bpm acid dj sets and live performances, the belgo-italian duet formed by Hugosan and DJ Athome tends to explore the limits of techno going deep and slow. Feel the contact.

Artwork: Harrisson - Printing: N.Storck
Mastering: F. Alstadt

Video: Squee'ek uh'k kk'kkkk squeek eee'eek
AYMERIC DE TAPOL
J'ai dansé avec elle
(Lexi 018, 7", released September 2016)

Composed on an electronic home organ, these emo, minimal and pretty unique instrumental songs from Aymeric De Tapol are the continuation of a discreet belgian tradition born in the cafés, raised in the beer and melancholic forever, the unconscious heritage of Marine much more than the prodigies of André Brasseur. Love is in the pipe.

Artwork: Aymeric De Tapol / Harrisson
Mastering: F. Alstadt

Video: Click

CAPELO
Danse des Nénuphars / Utrecht
(Lexi015, 7", released May 2016)

Dans la fumée, une musique est là , veloutée et chatoyante.
Le plafond s'écarte. La fumée s'envole.
     Le noir se fait. Mais pas le silence.
     Dans l'obscurité, les lumières se font entendre au loin.
Les voila! Elles sont éclatantes

In the smoke, there's music, velvety and sparkling.
The ceiling opens wide. The smoke flies away.
     Black comes into being. But not the silence.
     In the darkness, the lights are heard in the distance.
Here they are! They are glittering


Utrecht : Click
Artwork: F. Gastout, Printing: D. R. Maurissen - Production: L. Baudoux - Mastering: F. Alstadt Thanks: E. Gonay, D. Trep, S. Tallon

COLOMBEY
J'ai tout oublié
(Lexi014, 7", released July 2015)

Celebrating loneliness and endless nights in the small towns of France, Colombey (TG Gondard, Pizza Noise Mafia) signs a desperate summer hit with les Disques Lexi. On the b-side, his vocal, minimal keyboard and drum machine find the cello of TC to give a version of Colombey still seeking for a last one, not yet ready to sleep but peaceful at last.

Artwork: Thibault Gondard

Enjoy: Soundcloud
ÈLG
Triste Zoo

(Lexi013, 7", released February 2015)

Èlg aka Laurent Gérard has been diving deep into electronics for years and for this single is resurfacing to his first love: guitar and vocals. Except that everything changed. Baby-man is no more. But nervosity and neurosis are still flirting around. Breathe deeply. And if you can't, try alcohol and cigarettes.

Artwork: Laurent Gérard Dupont feat. GC & +H+

Listen: Soundcloud
CITY HANDS
A place In The World
(Lexi010, 7"+booklet, released December 2014)

Dream is a shadow of something real.

"A Place In The World" is a poem in 2 parts, a hypnotic journey through space and time. Destination: Everywhere. For his first release on vinyl, City Hands aka Manuel Padding from The Hague didn't drop his glorious Tibetan bowl for cymbals and in this tight 7-inch assembles all the pieces of his powerful performances: text, music, vision.

Artwork: Manuel Padding (design, collage, silkscreen), Emmanuel Gonay (printing), Catherine Plenevaux (innersleeve, stamp)
TAV Exotic
French Girls
(Lexi012, 7", released October 2014)

Mike Crabbé (Weird Dust) and Ernesto Gonzales (Bear Bones Lay Low, Silvester Anfang II) unite in this fairly new project, diving into a zone where dirty techno is flirting with psychedelia and broken-hearts keep on smiling. Lexi is finally reaching the dancefloor - stumbling in the red light.

Artwork: Ernesto Gonzales, Joel Vermot, Thibault Gondard, Michael Crabbé, Emmanuel Gonay

"nice." (Jos Meeuw)

Video created by Gabriela Gonzalez: Click
Unchained
Pedrosa/Tropism
(Lexi011, 7", released June 2014)

Unchained aka Nathaniel Davis signs a record infused in bedroom pop: Pedrosa/Tropism sounds like an old archive from Les Disques du Crépuscule (the Durutti Column connection), has the freedom of an ex-noise musician and sunny vibes from the East Coast.

Artwork: Helene Riviere

"By the time you sit down to really enjoy it, it's finished." (DJ Klakke)

Listen to something else: unchainedun.bandcamp.com
Girlseeker
Lonely Hours
(Lexi009, 7" - released December 2012)

One unreleased anthem and a new classic from the ultimate Danish boys band Girlseeker: Contagious melodies wrapped up in a broken FM sound.

Artwork: Jonas Frederiksen

In a previous form: video

Edgar Wappenhalter
zingt Hendrik Marsman en Karel van de Woestijne
(Lexi 008, 7" - released December 2012)

An elegiac sweet psychedelic journey into 2 texts from dutch-speaking poets Marsman en van de Woestijne. Second track features the amazing Floris Van Hoof on synths.

Artwork: Harrisson

More: Morc Tapes

Emmanuel Holterbach
Léonore
(Lexi007, 7"- released December 2012)

Best known for his field recordings or his work on Eliane Radigue archives, Emmanuel Holterbach reinterprets a classical opera in three short but intense pieces.

Artwork: Emmanuel Holterbach, Edouard Riou, Gwénola Carrère

More: Orbes
Banana Head
Goon House
(Lexi006 - 7" released February 2012)

Zully Adler is Goaty Tapes mastermind and worldwide DIY scene explorer behind Banana Head. Expect timeless songwriting, sparkling guitars and voice.

"très bien le 45tours ! "(TG)

Banana Head on Bandcamp: Click
Banana Head on Youtube: Click

Anne Laplantine
i send you a mp3
(Lexi005 - 7" released April 2011)

Five beautiful lo-fi short pieces from the french queen of electro-bidules.

"Sounds like seventies japanese tv show tunes (...)" (Joeri Bruyninckx)

Sleeve designed by Gwénola Carrère

Anne Laplantine on the www: http://annelaplantine.free.fr/

TG
les boissons gratuites
(Lexi004 – 7" released February 2010)

A rare and romantic electrop-pop male duet featuring él-G on one side: a story of unknown places, alienation and free drinks.
On the other side a saturated, unusual and powerful voice performance: TG single-minded.

Quite stylish!(Byron Coley, Wire)

Sleeve designed by Serena Emiliani.

TG website: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/tg.fr/

The Rebel
Aiming Low EP
(Lexi003 – 7" released June 2009)

The Country Teasers frontman Ben Wallers (Scotland) is back! Four songs, 2 twisted pop gems, a very nice cover designed by Ben Wallers himself.

Aiming Low 7” promotes an album now out on Junior Aspirin.

mudboy
Music For Any Speed
(Lexi002 - 7" released May 2009)


Organ scientist mudboy comes from Providence, Rhode Island, the town of Lightning Bolt AND HP Lovecraft.
Music For Any Speed is based on a reflexion on time.

A rollercoaster ride in the dark. A psychedelic nightmare if you wish. Two fine songs.” (FdW, Vital Weekly)

Sleeve designed by mudboy

You can listen to mudboy here.

Benjamin Franklin
La Pente / Loupiotes
(Lexi001 - 7" released Autumn 2008)

When listening to "La Pente", these doubts were confirmed.” (Joeri Bruyninckx)
Side B takes me back in time, to the period that we first got to know Benjamin Franklin, as the uncrowned king of casio-bebop” (Mangenerated)
A soundtrack for a sad/drunk smurfs film!” (Dennis Tyfus)

Sleeve designed by Serena Emiliani


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Otherwise: Orders, requests, questions, comments : here
Lexi records are sometimes there:

Belgium:
Mandaï
Doctor Vinyl, Saint Géry, Brussels
Pêle-Mêle, Brussels
72 records, Brussels
Taille 33, Brussels
Crevette, Brussels
Balades Sonores, Brussels
Music Mania, Gent
Wally's groove, Antwerp
Wool-E Shop, Gent

England:
Norman records

France:
Rue des Gardes

Germany:
Staal plaat, Berlin
a-musik, Köln

The Netherlands:
Any record

The Netherlands:
Any record
Rush Hour
Red Light

Travelling distro:
Attila Tralala

or elsewhere depending on my travels, don't hesitate to ask.
Lexi disques is part of Pneu label since 2011