Monday, March 19, 2007

MARTIN CIRCUS-EN DIRECT DU ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS, LP, 1969, FRANCE



Prime proto prog sirloin straight from the lips of Uncle Meat, Martin Circus on their live debut are nevertheless a world away from the seamless surrealist jazz rock they'd resolve into two year on from here. 'En Direct..." is to "Acte II" (which I posted yesterday) what Daevid Allen-era Softs was to the Soft Machine of Volume One. As such, this is underrated and very endearing proto prog in the strictest sense, advanced language just beginning to coalesce around residual kernels of psychedelic compositional schema. Recorded under less than optimal sound conditions, this admittedly isn't the gut punch of Acte II, but it's nevertheless a lovely little universe of inspired vision and motion all it's own, particularly as this rip is taken from an old CD reissue that included essential studio versions of four of these tracks plus two unreleased gems as well...

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2 comments:

Unknown said...

Hello Mutant Sounds. Thanks for the share but it would be better if you could post it in lossless or 320 kbps. Is that possible ? That would be great. Congratulations for your blog. One of my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Do you by any chance have the second album : Acte II
I'm looking everywhere for this album, but I don't find it