Friday, January 4, 2008

MARATHON LIFE-S/T, LP, 1983, FRANCE




Fairly tasty mid-period Tangerine Dream cum Tyndall-like synthiness from this utterly obscure French unit. There weren't many French synth groups getting their teutonic on, making this something of a historical curio, and while it's not a mind blower by any stretch (some of the milkier bits here can border on the unctuous), there's a certain measure of mindless synthy joy to be found herein for those predisposed to this breed of cosmic cheese.

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7 comments:

archigram said...

Speaking of Tyndall, do you have the second album "Traumland"?

Jeff said...

Is it just me or does the drawing on the front of "Marathon Life" look a bit like Dustin Hoffman (who starred in a popular U.S. movie called "Marathon Man" some seven years prior to this LP's release)?

~Jeff

vdoandsound said...

archigram-Yup. I'll post it, Sonnenlicht and Reflexionen (the first three) shortly.

Jacob said...

The description has me saying "meh"... but that cover is awesome and I might download it anyway.

Anonymous said...

This is not a band, but the name of the record, it's a music library LP.

The guy on the cover seem to be a stencil of Serge Gainsbourg

Anonymous said...

Tyndall at last........i am looking forward

archigram said...

Wow, thanks!! I have Sonnenlicht, and personally think it's underrated in the whole krautrock/sky records pantheon.

I appreciate it!!