Thursday, February 21, 2008

HENRI-MICHEL RASCHLE-DAEMONIA-THE MAGIC TRIP THROUGH YOUR SOUL, LP, 1981, FRANCE




Thanks to blog friend Tony Pradlik, this potently ridiculous and utterly winning lost slab of top tier fromage can now be yours to simultaneously scratch your head and shake your booty to. Regular blog visitors will know by now that I've got a big soft spot for good cheese and the combination of prog and disco is always hard to top in that department, especially when it's of French provenance, like this quasi-satantic little clusterfuck; a pagan Euro disco/prog mongrel of the highest order, which Tony succinctly summarized as sounding like "Goblin meets Horrific Child meets disco style Laibach". I can't vouch for that last bit, but he's right on the money with the rest of it; much of this ploughing a similar furrow to Maledictus Sound/Horrific Child mastermind Jean-Pierre Massiera's furry freaked tweaks on disco from this era, specifically his cheese supreme second self-titled Visitors album from 1981 (posted here a while back), a masterstroke of high camp that this frequently comes within spitting distance of.


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9 comments:

Jeff said...

The Serpent sounds like the Book of Love song in Planes, Trains & Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin!

Anonymous said...

Ozzy soooooooooo ripped off "Har Sabbat!" Listen to the first ten seconds of "Crazy Train" and then listen to the first ten seconds of "Har Sabbat!" Shame on you, Ozzy! :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks !

Best blog in the world !

Will we ever see around here one of the rares from france?

Human Egg ??

Please ....

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog recently and its saved my life (ears I should say). I am an Oink orphan. So amazing. thank you.

Anonymous said...

love you mutant baby!
indeed best blog in the world

Anonymous said...

Discovered your blog a couple of months ago and very glad I did. Merci beaucoup. Keep those French obscurities coming if you can.

djh said...

Prog Disco? Of course its the devil's music! A great find for Mutant Sounds, but I'm having trouble thinking who would have bought this in the shops in the first place, even my neighbours aren't that strange!

V ! said...

Im excited that mutant-sounds team has been recently posting gems in this vein! To me, PROG DISCO is utterly essential! ! I listen to this record every day and still discover new moments that makes me just so happy! Simlpy amazing !!

djh' neighbour V !

V ! said...

HUMAN EGG - HUMAN EGG (1978 J.P. MASSIERA) is finally available here !