Tuesday, July 31, 2007

VANAY, Laurence "Galaxies" LP 1974 (France)

Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (ex-MAGMA). Here is her debut album entitled "Galaxies", a very rare item indeed and a Holy Grail for most collectors of 70ies underground French progressive.

"Galaxies" opens in a progressive instrumental mood, a style elegantly dominating the entire record. The powerful swirling organ, with a sound that owes to early CATHARSIS, sets an atmosphere of acid hallucinatory mellowness which prevails throughout the whole recording. The sublime folk twists add an aura of quiet and restrained melancholy, soft and seductive yet in perfect emulation with the dreamy flute play. Refined sonorities are interwoven with troubled twists of anguish, to faint in an aetherial vaporous climate reminding delicate second CRESSIDA or early GRACIOUS. An album of inconspicuous, sincere beauty and a masterwork of the french progressive folk scene.

Get it here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Got this last week on the Mystery Poster blog. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Another fab Mutant posting. You don't by any chance have any of these by Vanay:

Magic's Shows
Les Soleils de la Vie
Le Petite Fenetre

Been looking for these for quite a while. Thanks.

Dave

spacefreak said...

I don't know what the other blogger uploaded. Probably the 2 in 1 CDR (coverless & trackless) circulating with her first 2 albums that circulated the last years. Here's the original stuff though, directly ripped from an LP that a french collector CDRed me back in the 90ies. Note that I am not that much interested in other music blogs and I never download mp3s as I hate listening to compressed sound... I 'm just uploading items from my own private collection exclusively for Mutant Sounds. If you think it was correctly posted by Mysteryposter, just let me know and I will promptly remove it as I hate stepping on anyother shoes...

Dave, I have all these you ask for and I 'll upload them on future posts. Probably early September, when I 'll be back from holidays.

Thanks to both of you.

proghog said...

Hi Spyros,
I think you'll find also Evening Colours over at mystery poster. However I'm sure your rip will be of value being a vinyl rip. Please Please !!! post the others that are mentioned in the other comments by Dave, save me bothering you in other ways.... All the Best !!
SC

ORHAN said...

A BIG CHALLENGE FOR YOU , DUDE, POST YOUR PRIIIIIVATE COLLECTION -IF YOU LIKE- IN FLAC OR BITRATE 320 TO MAKE US ALSO CIVILIZED.'CAUSE GOOD IS ENEMY OF BETTER. DON'T MAKE AS MUTANT JIM MAKES ( LIFE IS TOO LIITTLE TO BEHAVE LIKE IN SUPER MARKET : I BUY A LOT THUS I EXIST ). YOU GREEKS HAVE BIG EGOS - MAYBE FROM SUPERPROTECTED MOTHERS OR HEAVY MILITARY SERVICE. DON'T BLAME ME , I ALSO HAVE MY FAULTS ... HELP ME MAKE MYSELF BETTER ,POST YOUR MUSIC IN FLAC OR 320 BITRATE .
BY THE WAY MY FIRST FAULT IS THAT I WAS BORN AT YOUR EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD, JIM DO YOU UNDERSTAND ? EEEE? , THE SECOND IS MY POOR ENGLISH,.....AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THAT I HAVE A PERMANENT HOLE IN MY POCKET.PLEASE HELP ME TO TRESPASS THE MARVELOUS REALMS OF YOUR COLLECTIONS...

THANK YOU + SORRY IF I BROKE YOUR MIRROR(JIM+SOMETHINGFREAK),
DON'T HESITATE TO SPIT ME ,REALLY I'M A GREY WOLF + MY NAME IS ORHAN...
PS. IT'S GOOD FOR YOU GREEKS (THIS IS SPARTA) TO POST MY COMMENTS.CENSORSHIP DOESN'T DESERVE TO FREE PEOPLE (WITH A LOT OF CONNECTIONS 'ROUND THE CIVILIZED WORLD-DAMNED GLOBALIZATION-, CRIMINOLOGISTIC TO HYPERBOLIC -GREAT GREEK WORD I THINK- INFOS 'BOUT RELEASE + SLEEVES,XPENSIVE ITEMS RELEASED IN 236 YELLOW WAX-CIVILIZATION IS TO LIVE WITH THE PAST TOO, NOT TO MIRRORING ON IT LIKE NARCISSUS GAZED HIS IDOL ON SURFACE OF A LAKE- ANOTHER GREEK FABLE ,OH YUNAN YOU'RE UNDER MY SKIN) .

mutantsounds said...

The only thing i can do with this last comment is laugh...or better ignore...every Mutant Sounds blog visitor can understand the efforts of this guy....Peace,Love and Mutation

spacefreak said...

Hi brother Orhan...

I would like to try the spliff you do. Please, do help me drop-out to the far realms of outer space cause it seems you 're high on the best stuff around...

Gimme some Bunalim or Erkin a spin to free your ass and your mind will follow...

actuel said...

excellent share. looks like Mystery Poster was moved just a week before you all to share some Vanay as well:

http://mysteryposter.blogspot.com/2007/01/laurence-vanay.html

mark said...

this album is bloody amazing - thank you so much for putting it up. never heard of it before but really, really enjoying it.

thanks again,

mark

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for Laurence Vanay's Galaxies - delightful!
You might be interested, I had an odd experience with tracks 5 onwards. I use Adobe Audition [previously Cool Edit Pro] to edit my mp3 downloads and home vinyl rips, to clean them up, fix faults where possible and convert to wav files. When I right clicked once on these tracks to select them to open in this program, they caused the program to shut down. I got around this by first converting them to wav using Audioactive Production Studio, but the whole thing seemed very strange and I've never had it happen before with any other files. Any idea what might have caused that? Just curious.
Thanks again for the lovely music :-)

Anonymous said...

hey, I know larence very well, cause I'm still working sometimes with her...
Jacqueline is a wonderfull woman and she should be much wellknown...
go an find some last CD under her really name: Jacqueline Thibault

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this excellent album.
I've also been looking for another album under the Gate Way moniker called "Evening Colours".
Anyone can help?

Tida said...

Mirror, pretty please? MU would be good enough.

Los pequeños oradores said...

Timeless, timeless record!it should be recognized her.Is one of my favorites of all time.Saludos desde Argentina