fall of saigon was born in 1981 when florence berthon (vocals), pascal comelade (organ, synthesizer) and thierry den (guitar, vocals) met at a concert in montpellier, france. they chose to the name the project fall of saigon after a song by uk post-punk act this heat. they self-released their debut ep in 1983 citing nico & the velvet underground, suicide and as influences.
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hector zazou who died aged 60 on september 8, 2008 - was a prolific french composer and record producer who worked with an international array of recording artists including anneli drecker, ryuichi sakamoto, gérard depardieu, brendan perry and lisa gerrard of dead can dance, tim simenon, david sylvian, and so on.
the short, mysterious career of aptly named french female duo deux filles is bookended by tragedy. gemini forque and claudine coule met as teenagers on a holiday pilgrimage to lourdes, during which coule's mother died of an incurable lung disease and forque's mother was killed and her father paralyzed in a grisly auto accident.
roland bocquet who created this album has been the keyboard player for the french rock band catharsis from the late 1960s to 1977. 'paradia' is his first solo album and there were more to come. “paradia” is a mostly instrumental record with a very lightweight expression.