Friday, January 26, 2007

Patrick Vian - Bruits et temps analogues (LP), 1976, France (NWW list!)

Excellent moog-based rock album released in 1976 on the legendary Egg label. It's a wonder this hasn't been reissued, what with the intense interest in all things analog, to say nothing of the dozens of "sampleable" grooves herein. Similar to early Heldon, or mid-period Tangerine Dream, but really its own thing and a very enjoyable recording. Patrick Vian had previously led the group Red Noise (1970), also featured on the list.

(from: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/09/adventures_in_t_2.html)


Patrick Vian was the son of French jazz musician and writer Boris Vian. Patrick went a different route in the world of music, first as a member of a group called Red Noise in 1970, and then embarking on a very short-lived career in electronic music. This is his one and only solo album, likely the first release on the EGG label, and a wonderful, and obscure gem of electronic music certain to please the fans of Heldon and the likes. Lots of Moog (modular) and ARP 2600, plus piano and electric piano. Some jazz influences do surface (can't be helped, because of his father), and even gets help from jazz musicians like Mino Cinelou (who had played with the likes of Gong, Weather Report, and Miles Davis), but by and large a highly experimental form of electronic music. Whatever became of Patrick Vian after this album, I can't say, but I can be certain he returned to his day job.(http://rateyourmusic.com/list/Proghead72/my_favorites_in_70s_electronic_music)

8 comments:

herr Ärmel said...

woah, I'm really impressed, your blog is a serial wonder, so much great and rare records, I couldn't believe it.
you rock the dorfdisco,
all the best
herr Ärmel

mutantsounds said...

thanks...yours is great too...visited it many times in the past

TBA said...

Ha! This album is a stone classic. Do you have the Red Noise one? I've been wondering how it holds up next to this.

Thanks, too, for all the great stuff over the past few days. I've grabbed more than my share, without sayin' a Goddam thing. Mea culpa.

mutantsounds said...

Red noise LP comes within this weekend:)

mutantsounds said...

tba i added your blog to my links list....great blog!

TBA said...

Thanks, Mutant. I'll do the same. I'm really looking forward to the Red Noise record - I've been wanting it for a long time.

musicgnome said...

Hey, here's one I actually have. Shame this is the only work this artist released. Considering the ridiculous levels of bland/crap recordings out there, more stuff like this should be sought out.

Anonymous said...

this is just fantastic--i will enjoy listening to it many times