LNV were formed by a tightly knit group of long-standing friends, blood relatives and romantic partners, in Paris in Autumn 1987. Many of them had never even played any instruments before starting the band, and collectively they had very little experience of playing in a band.

One of their first concerts was in a street near the Bastille, launching a new record shop. Typically, they weren’t completely sober...

There’s some more stuff about LNV at Rough Guides. There are a few mistakes, but it gives a good introduction to the band.

Here is an article in French on LNV, which appears to have been written fairly early on in their career.

LNV Line-ups


The table below attempts to illustrate which albums, EPs and miscellaneous other releases each band member played on. I have omitted people from this list who have only played on a single track, and also any producers who assisted on a few tracks (eg Sodi). I’m also excluding “best of” albums from the list, as everyone is in those.

Each cover sleeve picture is a link to the appropriate album or EP.
Helno:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Mellino:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing À l’Affiche
Canavese:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing À l’Affiche
Ochowiak:
Not Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing À l’Affiche
Twist:
Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Paulus:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing À l’Affiche
Iza:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing À l’Affiche
Braham:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Begs:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Gaby:
Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Jo Roz:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Zé:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Ortoli:
Not Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Guenole Biger:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Sidney Thiam:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Julot:
Mlah Famille Nombreuse 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Juanita:
Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Nono:
Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Zaack:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes An Aperitif Zig-Zague Not Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Gwen Badoux:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Green Bus Trabendo Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Mustapha:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche
Riton:
Not Mlah Not Famille Nombreuse Not 10 Remixes Not An Aperitif Not Zig-Zague Green Bus Not Trabendo Not Acoustic Clubbing Not À l’Affiche