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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18 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
http://enlacesaguar.blogspot.com/
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

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Nepal Base Camp Treks is government register agency (licensed trekking guide team) in the Nepalese Himalayas Ranges… After working 18 years (since 1997) on the tough trails for several years as a mountain staff crew, and working so hard to develop our fluency in English languages, We became a guide in the year 2000 to 2002. We have spent the past 18 years as a professional Himalaya trekking guide, working for several Trek & Expedition companies in Kathmandu; we have now decided to work as an independent guide and self leading to provide all our national and international clients, who like to enjoy their Himalaya trekking holidays tour with us (www.nepalbasecamptreks.com)
In the last 18 years working experiences, our team have become very well-known with many Trekking Destinations throughout the country, this includes: The Everest Base Camp Treks, Annapurna Regions and Langtang Valley Regions, As well as Upper Mustang Treks, Manaslu Circuit Treks, Annapurna Circuit Trek,Ganesh Himal Trek, Helambu and all non tourist regions. Our teams at Nepal Base Camp Treks have studied well the lay of the land & our knowledgeable about local flora and fauna, cultural history and environmental issues in the areas where we trek are absolutely sound today. Our guests truly appreciate our services. We are able to guide Trekkers hoping to climb high passes Chola, Renjo La, thorong La,Larke La, Kongma La and peaks, & can take them to show exclusive spots for any adventures across the Himalayas. Nepal Base Camp Treks experience also covers the well known peaks of Mera Peak climbing , Island Peak Climbing,Lobuje Peak Climbing, Phakchhermo Peak, Pisang Peak, Tent Peak Kalapathar Peak & Gokyo Peak, and we have led expeditions across many high passes in Nepal, covers some famous mountains: Manaslu Circuit Larke Pass, Ampu-lapcha Pass, Makalu sherpani col Pass, east col Pass, west col Pass, Chola Pass, Renjula Pass, Rolwaling Tashilapcha Pass, Ganjala Pass, Ganesh himal Pangsang Pass, Thorong Pass and Tilicho Pass…ON THE WAY, AFTER ALL THE TRIALS & HARDSHIPS…THE BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS…we are now an accomplished guide team who helps our guests unleash the best experiences ever in High Himalaya and Wild Adventures under their feet
Treks come in many forms on Nepal's rugged Himalayas: ranging from the relaxed easy trekking where you can experience Nepalese Culture and Village life,Chitwan,Dhulekhel,Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Ghale Gaun, to tea-house trekking in popular regions, Annapurna, Everest, Lantang, to unique treks into areas of Nepal that are off the beaten path and seldom visited by foreigners or remote non-touristic area Tawal Village, Chitwan Chepang Hill. All treks offer superb scenery and viewpoints into Nepal's exotic ancient culture. With our kind of experience, we can tailor your treks to meet your conveniences in any way that's comfortable to you.
Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.)
Post Box: 10114, Bhagwati Bahal Mark, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: + 977-1-4436088. Mobile: +977-9851111874
Email: sappayesnepal@gmail.com
info@nepalbasecamptreks.com
URL:- www.nepalbasecamptreks.com

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to repost link? It is broken!