Thursday, April 9, 2009

JPM AND CO.-PHANTASMES, LP, 1977, FRANCE




Following on from my posts of his Les Chats Renaissance and Visitors LP's and Jim's post of his Horrific Child album, here's one more key piece of the puzzle from the mad gallic genius that is Jean Pierre Massiera, here laying out the deliciously wrong and exquisitely questionable cosmic disco template he'd carry to a different set of unforgettable ends in the course of his work with Venus Gang, Rockets and Visitors in their second incarnation. A confounding cavalcade of luridly swelling disco strings, caterwauling choral prog interludes in the post-Magma spacy/smurfy mode of Elohim, horn-y funk charting, queasy diversions into syrupy balladeering, and continuous and fabulously appropos-of-nothing applications of his trademarked histrionic grotesquerie, here manifesting itself in as headscratching a fashion as ever (snarly vocoded spieling interspersed with nazi rally excerpts cross-cut by zapping electronics, anyone?). Oh and watch out for the rapping midget and the smoking penis. They'll get you every time...

Get it via Rapidshare here

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

12 comments:

Lesserdevil said...

I do find your selections awe inspiring, and thank you for the things I got here in the past...

However

I can't stand the way you take the pictures of the cases and covers at an angle. Shouldn't they speak for themselves? I know it's a minor thing, but I've wanted to say something about it since last September.

Now I feel bad, but that is my opinion.

ufo said...

Great stuff! Thanks for this one!

Anonymous said...

Ouchy,

V ! said...

Pretty well-timed! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Love everything related to J.P Massiera. My favorite is still the rarely mentioned: Turn Radio On with Bernard Torelli)

C.

Will said...

I fell hard for Turn Radio On too. Look forward to hearing this.

Spivver said...

For JPM fans Montreal based Mucho Gusto released a couple of comps, Psychoses: Freakoid (1963 - 1978) [has the same cover art as this, but I'm not sure if it is the same tracks] and Psychoses: Discoid (1976 - 1981) that are pretty awesome

dr stone pothead said...

weird disco music another mutant sound exclusive, Im frying my brain thanx

Anonymous said...

MUTANT SOUNDS is the best-blog ever-
and Alphabetical Uploads of Whacked Out Singles
is the best singles-series ever.

Follow this Path
MS and All the Best.

V ! said...

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

kaz said...

Magnificent blog ;)
Anybody Herman's Rocket album "Space Woman" http://www.discogs.com/Hermans-Rocket-Space-Woman/release/902184
I seeking this one,desperatly :(

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?iubi3qxck2aegax