Saturday, February 3, 2007

Ame Son - Catalyse,LP,1970,France (NWW list!)


(alternative cover)

Ame Son Were One Of The Earliest Prog Bands To Cross-Polinate Free Jazz With Psychedelic Music, Especially On Their Full-Length "Catalyse," Released In 1970. Many Tracks Begin In An Avant Free-Form Jam That Eventually Develop Into More Structured Song And Rhythm, With Lyrics In Either French Or English, And Then Slips Back Into Another Wild Free-Form Freak-Out. Prominent Flute, Drugged-Out Vocals, And Fuzzed-Up Electric Guitar Lend This A Definite Late-'60s Underground Vibe, Though Because Of The Originality Of The Material And The Quality Of Musicianship, It Doesn't Sound Dated Like Similar Releases From That Era.

5 comments:

alcspears said...

amazing, simply amazing

Marc said...

Hi

An LP from my youth I always wanted to check out, but did not have a chance to until now.

Merci!

Marc (Canada)

Anonymous said...

This is why I love mutant sounds - 1 minute from "that sounds interesting, but I'll never hear it" on Gibraltar to having a listen courtesy of yourselves. Now if there was a place to get it legit, that would be my next step now.

Thanks heaps.

boogieman said...

Jeez !, je les avais completement oublié ceux-là. Faut que je retrouve mes vieux Actuel ...
Your blog is a treasure chest! Une caverne d'Ali Baba. Makes me feel like a one-eyed cat in a sea-food store.

Bilek said...

Amazingly, the link's still active... Thanks for sharing this rare gem. Hopefully I'll find a lossless rip one day, too :)