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Crydamoure is a label owned and created by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Eric Chedeville. The label was initiated in 1997, simultaneously with the release of their first single made by the founders themselves under the name of Le Knight Club, later joined by bands such as Archigram, The Buffalo Bunch, and Play Paul. The name origins from the French phrase cri d'amour, which translates to English as "cry of love".

Even though releasing two compilation albums and publishing more than 30 records, [1] the label had it last official released in 2003, hence why it's commonly marked as a defunct label. On May 7th, 2014, however, listings showed up on several websites retail websites showing a compilation album of songs released by Le Knight Club. [2]

Crydamoure was liquidated on June 13, 2006[3]


Crydamoure peace love

The label was funded in 1997 with the release of "Santa Claus" and "Holiday On Ice" by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Eric Chedeville themselves, under the name of Le Knight Club. Subsequently, artist Paul Johnson joined with "White Winds". As years followed, about 8 more artists joined. In 2000, the label released its first compilation album, Waves, followed by Waves II, in 2003. both albums contained tracks released under the label since its' conception.

Waves II was the last official release, since then, the label hasn't release any new material. De Homem-Christo returned to work with his notable partner Thomas Bangalter, together known as Daft Punk, started to work on their third studio album Human After All. While most of the signed artists started to take separate ways, like de Homem-Christo's brother, Paul de Homem-Christo (who singed as Play Paul), started his solo career.

On May 7, 2014, however, an album under the name of Le Knight Club appeared on listings of sites such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. It contains a compilation of songs released by Le Knight Club. In July 2014, the album was removed from Amazon and iTunes.[2][4]

In November 18, 2022, an album by Mélanie Chédeville (partner of Eric Chédeville) was released, titled Cri D'Amour. Notes on the album Bandcamp website read the following:

Cri d'amour was produced in a seaside setting, which may explain its flowing, organic character – and the fact that it deviates from electronic music in spite of its title’s homophony with Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo (of Daft Punk fame) and Éric Chédeville’s foundational French Touch label Crydamoure. This fact might not be so fortuitous since the name was, among other things, about the deep friendship between the two boys – and its brutal end, which was not without repercussions.[5]

The text might suggest a falling out between the Le Knight Club members and label founders (which the album suggests also had an effect on Mélanie and Eric).[6]