Saturday, November 24, 2007

GUIGOU CHENEVIER & SOPHIE JAUSSERAND-A L'ABRI DES MICRO-CLIMATS, LP, 1984, FRANCE
























This obscure and superb collaboration between ex-Etron Fou Leloublan drum wizard Chenevier and Sophie Jausserand (no idea) is a stone cold R.I.O. classic and with a hot shit supporting cast to boot; Video-Aventures' Dominique Grimaud, Virgule 4/Les I/Ferdinand Et Les Philosophes bassist Christine Cohade and Encore + Grande guitarist (and frequent Chenevier collaborator) Guy Sapin all being on hand for this recording. Probably the most distinctly Etron Fou-ish of Chenevier's albums, the manic, pointillistic and capering cadences, obliquely angular arrangements and declamatory vocalese that were hallmarks of Etron Fou's sound are all here in spades. Anyone keyed into this dimension of planet R.I.O. will need no further prompting. Anyone not already hepped to this sublime subset of the art rock canon, now's yer chance...

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5 comments:

mutantsounds said...

oh Eric , you've beaten me on this one.Actually this was one of my today's planned posts!Excellent stuff indeed!Well done as always!

Anonymous said...

I think there may be a skip in the first track. But: sublime indeed. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Christiane Cohade was ever in Les Philosophes. Maybe you're referring to her guest appearance on one track of Enclume. She did appear on a couple tracks of En Avant as well, and in addition to all that she put out a very nice solo recording called A Voix Basse, which featured Guigou, Ferdinand, Dominique Lentin, Gilles Rieder, Bruni Meillier, Guy Sapin, Momo Rossel and Yves Ranchon.

I have this wonderful album on vinyl, and a friend ripped his copy several years back, but I'm going to download it and compare the sonics, so thanks.

gidouille

sacredhaze said...

sounds far out, thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic record. THANK YOU. bp