Tuesday, August 7, 2007

DIONNE-BREGENT-DEUX, LP, 1977, CANADA




Following Jim's post of their staggering debut, here's the follow up outing by this Canadian prog duo. While this doesn't really reach the sanctified Battiato/Pierrot Lunaire-like peaks of blissed cosmic rock that their debut crested, this is still a pretty enticing slice of tripped electronic rock Quebecois style. The somewhat systemic approach of their debut has largely ceded to something decidedly more sympho-proggy and with a sort of grandiosity to it that places it at a right angle to the understated elegance of their initial approach, especially on the first side here. Having said that, they do ultimately re-direct their aim toward the heart of the cosmos on the hot shit 10 minute finale "transit-Express", though it's approach has more akin to the "Heldon-lite" stylizations of Patrick Vian or Ose than the full-bore zonation of their "Et Le Troisieme Jour".

NOTE: IT WAS JUST BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT BOTH DIONNE BREGENT LP'S HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REISSUED AS A 2xCD SET, SO I'VE REPLACED THE DOWNLOAD LINK FOR "DEUX" WITH ONE FOR ZNR RECORDS, WHO ARE STOCKING THIS EXTRAORDINARY RELEASE.

Get it Here

8 comments:

mezon said...

groovy! I like a lot, thanks heaps!

Anonymous said...

plz, where's the link to their 1st lp? thank you

vdoandsound said...

Anonymous-Do a search on Mutant Sounds for the word Dionne and it'll turn up...

Anonymous said...

Where's the link for Deux?

Dr.Progenstein Ph.P said...

Hi, I've always loved this album, and would like to download it from your blog. But the link you've provided takes us to an online mail order store.
Could you possibly re-post a link?
I sold my copy years ago (stupid move).
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dr Progenstein,
that is because, as was explained at the bottom of the edited post, this is now reissued on cd - so the link is to where you can buy it. In case you didn't notice this blog doesn't post music that is currently available in shops.
You should buy it - believe me, this music by Dionne-Bregent is excellent.
regards
Chris

Anonymous said...

the 2cd is no longer available at the link you provide. thanks for wasting my time

Eric Syre said...

The album is no longer available anywhere so maybe you could repost the links to download it...