Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SZENTENDRE-S/T, ONE-SIDED 12" EP, 1985, FRANCE




Part of a hugely musically significant and pathetically overlooked wing of the French R.I.O.-associated underground, Szentendre share membership with some of the most seminal French bands of the 80's, among them Hellebore, Look De Bouk and Toupidek Limonade and featured one Denis Tagu, responsible for running one of the central labels and distribution services for this breed of Gallic weirdity during the 80's and 90's (Ayaa Records), which makes him sort of a French Chris Cutler, albeit with a decidedly wackier disposition. Szentendre share with Tagu's sister unit's a deep grasp of how to secret the profound within impish offhand gestures and breezy bits of tinking rhythm box-led whimsy. These strategies would alternately be taken to more prog-composerly ends in Hellebore annd Look De Bouk (and more autistic and lurchingly bedraggled ends with Toupidek Limonade), but there's a perfectly lovely touch to the spare but bent mid-ground they've located with Szentendre and it's time more folks were in on this choice secret.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just want to bring to your attention there's a problem with the Grupo Fongis files posted a couple of weeks back.
Also, I had an old enquiry that was never answered regarding the posting of all those J.A. Seazer/J.A. Caesar albums, asking if someone could say which link goes to which albums [of course, already owning some of them I don't want to download every link - all 7 or so of them - because I don't need them all and don't have the time (I can't download at home, have to pay to use public computers)]
I would really appreciate it if you could address these questions/problems.

HLAVA said...

great record. do you know the pressing quantity of it?

HLAVA

Anonymous said...

thanx for the sounds!!

violet
xxx

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Mystery Poster said...

Nice one here w/ Szentendre, almost copped the vinyl a couple years back myself.. generally don't see this LP!

-MP

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Szentendre is a very nice small town in Hungary not far from the capitol Budapest?

Anonymous said...

hvala puno

Anonymous said...

New link possible?

Anonymous said...

New link?

Anonymous said...

thx great blog! new link?