Thursday, November 24, 2011

MORICE BENIN-APOCALYPSE…, LP, 1980, FRANCE


Highly obscure and mostly very winning French prog pop confections that come larded with the sort of rustic-to-bombastic sympho drama and theatrical spieling that directly descends from the hugely popular French proggers in Ange. It's a Genesis-derived sound that would influence a raft of French acts that followed (most notably Mona Lisa) and it's a gambit that works a similar sort of emotionally exaggerated magic here, if one of a rather slighter caliber than Ange's transcendent gestures. Quebec's Harmonium would hit this same charmed and elevated zone around the time of their L'Heptade. It's also a sound that can be a bit of a slow burner, with its subtle power accruing and becoming more evident over repeated plays, which has very much been the case with having re-sat with this one; an album that I'd initially mentally filed away as interesting if slight but which now in hindsight seems rife with fascination.

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15 comments:

apps79 said...

Great post!Thanks a lot!

rnox said...

Great gem, cannot stop to hear it!

ren van hirk said...

love that blog. Some of these records i still have, some i used to have when i was going to the fairs for trading years ago, some i only know by name, and i always wanted to have those, a loti have never heard of.

wonderful - i spend weeks just going thru the posts ...

Vinyl Banner said...

I like this blog very much.Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

Anonymous said...

Great LP. picked it up at apyrexscholar.blogspot a few years back.

Anonymous said...

seems to be trouble at Megaupload. havent been able to get thru to them all day today. hmmm.

Holly said...

Many thanks!

Aguar said...

Saludos incluido en ENLACES
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pon un link gracias

ThomasKyhn said...

As always, thanks for all this!
I just wanted to leave a request for a 7 inch by this apparently fake Chinese band: Dragons "Ardent Flame"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xIZ1Pu8_Y

http://www.discogs.com/Dragons-Ardent-Flame-EP/release/1890295

Grk! said...

That cover looks like something a decade older. Kind of like a JP Massiera project. Thanks for this.

Anonymous said...

Great blog. Order of The tracks on the Lp : 1 moi dire, moi faire, 2 de femelle en... 3 baisse un peu la radio 4 miroirs 5 offrande 6 sarabande 7 femme-cri 8 apocalypse
Thanks for all these fabulous musics.

Red.Venice.Records said...

It is pure French cheese, something endearing about it, it's no justice or Sebastien though

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing a sort of Bryan Ferry singing in french. Very Good.

Anonymous said...

Can you reupload ?

Line said...

Bonjour ou hello,
Est-il possible d'avoir un nouveau lien de téléchargement s'il vous plaît ?

Is it possible to have a new download link please?

Thank you et merci