Thursday, October 9, 2008

Jean Yves Tourbin -Gayan ,LP,1980,France/Denmark

One of the rarest French acid folk song albums was released only in Danmark. It has delicate often double layered finger picking guitars, flute, some bongo (played like tabla), and occasional violin and beautiful harp, with beautiful serene or evocative, slightly protesting, contemplative songs. Jean Yves Tourbin introduces the album : “Today, humanity has reached its highest degree of ignorance on all levels, in all spheres, political, economical, social, religious, artistic, ..We are at the foot of the wall. What we are doing right now, is just a last mending before the wall is going to break down. In the very near future, we are going to experience the biggest revolution of all time, the end of an illusion. Let us be in harmony with ourselves and the universe, and our actions will be music.” The album listens like an expression of one big thought, in acoustic, often rhythmically-hypnotic music.
Great prog/psych folk.The review above explains it all.A wonderful album with much eastern influences!

get it here


imnotgod said...

Very great post !!!
Great great thanks for this wonderful album.

Go on with your great job here !

Etienne Fantasy

Anonymous said...

yet ANOTHER French wondeur
...Beautiful stuff , Jim !

This is one of those rare gems I have seen listed for so many years (and found myself wondering about), so am very happy to finally hear it.

just lovely & magical


ps: did he do anything else of this nature ?

Anonymous said...

Good music, lycrics are fun ;-). I think it's important to say that now this guy sings only catholics songs...