Telex member Marc Moulin dies at age 66

Posted on 03/10/08

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Telex member Marc Moulin dies at age 66
Belgian musician Marc Moulin (born 1942) died on September 26th after a battle against throat cancer. His death was announced Tuesday, September 30th by Télémoustique, the weekly magazine for which he was a columnist. Moulin was a member of the avant-garde rock band Aksak Maboul in 1977 and formed the clt pop group Telex in 1978. Working with the band Telex, his original acid jazz style shifted to electro pop. With bandmates Michel Moers on vocals and Dan Lacksman on synthesizer, he released a total of five albums resulting in such hit singles like "Moscow Diskow" and of course "Euro-Vision". It was Telex's manager who asked them in 1980 to enter for the Eurovision Song Contest. They entered, and were eventually sent to the finals, although they apparently hoped to come last. Here's what Marc Moulin had to say about this back then: "We had hoped to finish last, but Portugal decided otherwise. We got ten points from them and finished on the 19th spot." (See the video below)

By 1992, Moulin switched again from sound turning to ambient. By 2000 he moved back to his roots, jazz and signed with Blue Note. Next to being a musician, Marc Moulin was also a successful producer, working with Lio, Alain Chamfort, Sparks (band), jazz guitarist Philip Catherine and left-field artists such as Anna Domino and Kid Montana.

More info on the artist and his work at www.marcmoulin.com .

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Posted by: raedarius on Oct 05, 08 | 12:02 pm

It is somewhat disrespectful that I get a "Saw V" ad in this obituary.

Posted by: snarkIII on Oct 04, 08 | 4:02 pm

Marc will be sorely missed. He was an amazing musician, writer (essays and theather), columnist, a very good producer but above all a real humanist and a great friend.

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