Tuesday, August 26, 2008

GUY SKORNIK-ILS VIENNENT DU FUTUR!, LP, 1980, FRANCE





The "holy shit!" factor on this one is sky high. Way back in May of last year I posted this one-time Popera Cosmic member and William Sheller collaborator's exquisite 1976 acid folk (emphasis on acid) LP "Namaste". The vibe on "Ils Viennent Du Futur!" is largely of another order of affairs entirely, though it's similarly blessed with that profoundly blasted knowing touch that only graces a certain sanctified strata of higher key kosmiche mindbombs, and though it enters on a fierce blast of synth whizzing prog thunder, the first two thirds of this beast largely inhabits a dazed and glazed psychotropic wonderland filled with glassy webs of suspended synth treacle cut with hissing and slithering filtered vocals and Battiato-ish systemic cosmic pulsations, before finally tracing a path back to Namaste's numinous acid folk on the brief "La Lumiere Et La Vent" and capping affairs on blast of disorienting and truly curious Godley & Creme-ish pop prog convolution. I can't possibly recommend this one highly enough!


***************NEW LINK POSTED SEPTEMBER 2012***************

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***NOTE: THERE'S A MIRRORED MEDIAFIRE LINK IN THE COMMENT FIELD*** 

24 comments:

xavier said...

Is it the music or the writing that truly rocks? Keep up the good work.

ELOHIM said...

thanks again, i love namaste very much!
but one question: do you thik you could avoid adding track number to title tag? i dont think its necessary ... THAHNKS! Best music blog ever!

fuzztunnel said...

Wow. I didn't think that the other Skornik album was that hot, but this is SOMETHING ELSE!

Anonymous said...

Now if you can find his (much earlier one from 1971 !) titled " Pour Pauwels " , we`d be in business.

I agree with the previous positer , Sri Fuzz Tunnel , in that I wasn`t all that enamoured with "Namaste" , (as you are).
It has it`s moments), ... but THIS!
This one is REALLY great stuff, Eric.

So howzaboot that one from 9 years ago (" Pour Pauwels ")?
Ya just know it`s probably his best one.

~Vdorje

PS: reminder: GROUP 1850 & .....

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

That's all very well and good about the psychotropic wonderland and all, but what does it sound like? What kind of instruments does he use?

Anonymous said...

definately the best blog, ever. this is the sort of thing that makes one hopeful for the future... thank you...

vdoandsound said...

Princess Sparkle Pony-I don't think I was being particularly opaque here. The statements about it beginning with synth whizzing prog thunder and closing on a note of Godley & Creme-ish prog pop convolution I tend to think indicate synth fronted rock band instrumentation clearly enough without having to spell out the use of guitar, bass and drums. Similarly, saying acid folk sufficiently connotes acoustic guitars and vocals without further elaboration. That what falls between those brackets is largely synthetic and cosmic was made pretty clear by the remainder of the review. Whats it sound like? Pure bliss. Take a toke, drop it in your player and you'll be waxing rhapsodic about psychotropic wonderlands as well.

Anonymous said...

This is a very interesting album :)

Btw, maybe mr. mutantsounds could have a look at this :
http://www.vimeo.com/1546186

a little preview ? ok :

"Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection(more than 1 000 000 records). Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection."

http://www.vimeo.com/1546186

preacher said...

hi there. would you be interested in a link exchange ?

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Dan Abbott said...

Guy Skornik was a talented man with an exploding brain! Seems nothing could stop him. Very true about the Battiato similarities - but so different at the same time.
What the hell was going in France? Madness!
Thanks for bringing another great disque to light.
- Dan

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, thanks

proghog said...

Would anyone have Popera Cosmic by any chance....??

proghog said...

So sad what Paul has to say about modern society.... anyone got a spare $50 million dollars.... and a warehouse...

hmd1987 said...

lol, "(emphasis on acid)"

hah

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm doing this correctly... I'd like to request any Bustmonster you might have. Thanks. :]

Anonymous said...

cool album. definitely one of my most recent favs from the Mutant Sounds blog recently.

thanks
h.

P said...

futuristic acid pop! thanks

nehoccramcire said...

sweet eternal piano/organ/synth sounds like an expanding black universe with hurtling titanium stars, narrated by a singing french bard...there's a lot here! thanks for a great album of almost lost sounds...truly digging it...

cozmicbeat said...

Thanks a lot, wonderful lp !!!
Any more Guy Skornik (as Popera Cosmic) would be welcome !

Anonymous said...

the guitarist on this sounds like, or is, steve hillage.
not surprising. it is a very good thing, too.

ampism said...

Woah! Did everyone who d'loaded this REALLY have to trawl through 20+ pages of special offers/insurance bullshit/holiday discounts etc etc? Surely not.I felt like i was being beaten around the head with a billboard.If there's an easier way of downloading this than filling out a shitload of forms with false info then please let me know! Otherwise,great work MS - keep it up!

ampism said...

Er...ok - i've figured out how to bypass the lovely
offers of cheap insurance and Argos vouchers! Scrub last post if you want MS.
Happy New Year,and thanks again for all the amazing shit.

Anonymous said...

A re-upload would be very much appreciated!
All the links are dead!
thanx in advance!

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bgzt0tbs0zf12af