Thursday, January 10, 2008


Following Jim's post of their mind blowing debut, here's more bent and whimsy-addled impish machinations from this mob (chronologically their fourth), though the tactics deployed on Bec Et Ongles render this a more intimate and delicately ditzy affair. Most of this same crew (who were also involved in Hellebore and Szentendre) were plying a similar sort of naif loopiness in Toupidek Limonade during this era, though the moves here are more honed and precise than Toupidek Limonade's scrappy and ramshackle oddities. In Poly Sons describes this as being"A lot of short songs, inspired by day life or dadaist poetry, some intestinal noises, and other delighfull stories. A lot of french humor and tenderness, a shy music like the one of Erik Satie", which is on the mark up to a point though perhaps undersells the deep seated screwiness of what's at hand here.

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Kevin said...

On first listen, this reminds me of the whimsical sound of Brazil's Os Mutantes mixed with a dash of Stereolab. This one will get lots of play on my Mp3 player. Thanks are in order for all the rarities that you have shared on here!


Mystery Poster said...

Great stuff, this band.. ahhh RIO!

BTW, any of you blokes have any Shit & Chanel to post up? That would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've had a cassette of this since not too long after it was released, so it's great to get a digital copy. I have many recordings on In Poly Sons which I treasure. The comments regarding LdB's contrast with Toupidek Limonade seem more applicable to their early work than say il y a des bulles dans la banquise, or I imagine the new one released last year that I've yet to hear. The former is pretty precisely honed in my view and benefits from Jean Cael's lovely bass playing. In any case Look de Bouk and TPDK are drawn from the same pool of musicians.

Anonymous said...

more about look de bouk on their official my space :

Unknown said...

I'm the bass player with Thinking Plague, and I can't agree more about the previous poster's comment on Jean Cael's bass playing. Let's not forget his guitar playing in Toupidek, either! Such a personal voice on both instruments!