Wednesday, October 17, 2007

V/A-CITY & INDUSTRY, LP, 1983, FRANCE




One of the more fabled library music albums, this compendium boasts a host of legendary French underground talent, most notably some 22 minutes of deeply blasted Philippe Besombes' material. Those that have encountered his less than stunning library album release of the previous year (La Guerre Des Animaux) will be in for a very pleasant surprise, as his contributions here hark back to his most potent electronic prog efforts circa the mid to late 70's (say "Libra" to "Ceci Est Cela"). Lard Free/Catalogue/Urban Sax mastermind Gilbert Artman turns in four short pieces here as well (totaling a little under 8 minutes) of lovely material squarely in the mode of Urban Sax. This 30 odd minute chunk of cosmic wonderment more than makes up for the disappointing contributions of Magma/Weidorje bassist Bernard Paganotti and Heldon drummer Francois Auger, who both pop in with a sub-par nugget of dumbo hard rock a piece as well as those of unknown quantity Philippe Laboudigue, the less said about which the better.

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11 comments:

steve said...

holy crap!!thanks so much

Widdis said...

trach number five is missing??? :-(

Anonymous said...

Holy!Holy! Track 5 , Face A, Factory Sound is missing ...

Anonymous said...

I think track 5 is missing. If a reup is possible, many thanks for your hard work Eric.

Appreciate it VERY much.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for City & Industry, I've been looking for this for a long time!
If you do have that Besombes library album, please post it, I'd love to hear it even if it isn't so hot.

Anonymous said...

oh wow, I found this album in a used bin last year for $2 and picked it up because it was so cheap.

bob said...

many thanx.........great drop!

kizza said...

More library goodness!
Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/63503831/v.a.-city___industry-1983-france.zip

house303 said...

Thanks!

I'm glad I gave it a try.

Mars said...

Love Besombes! Thanks!!