Tuesday, March 1, 2011



Track 1 - Radium One
Track 2 - Double Micron
Track 3 - Synthetic Neutron
Track 4 - Digital Proton
Track 5 - Uranium Astral
Track 6 - Cosmos Nickel
Track 7 - Grand Manganese
Track 8 - Plutonium Stop
Track 9 - Silicium Spatial

Released on the French Telemusic label circa 1981,  this is some seriously good electronic music by Sauveur Mallia. I couldn't find much info about Mallia online aside from him being a bass player in a disco band called Voyage which had some success in the U.S and U.K. However this album has nothing to do with disco, the tracks are experimental and atmospheric while still having a solid base. I can't fault any of the pieces, they all possess qualities that draw the listener in and keep them hooked. It's a shame to think that this collection was not released commercially because it is right up there with the best electronica produced in the early 1980's.


the saucer people said...

I am a huge fan of Sauveur Mallia and it always warms my cold jaded heart to see one of his albums posted, especially when it is one of his best ones and if you have not checked out his work before, this is such a great introduction (as is Cosmosynthetic Vol 2).

Aside from the Voyage records (the first three are seminal Euro-disco moments of the 70s) he is perhaps best known for the 1977 self-titled Arpadys album he did with other Voyage members Marc Chantereau, Pierre Alain Dahan and Slim Pezin (who have all produced amazing records collectively and individually) which was also released as 'Industrial Rock' on Tele Music in the same year...again, another great album if you are into seventies disco.

So many other great records by him including Spatial & Co Vol 1 & 2 released on Tele Music in 1979 and a great 1983 album called Percussions Modernes...I could go on but I am guessing that will do for an introductory SM session ;)

Mr. Craig said...

Yes, I have my eye on Spacial & Co. aswell as Percussions Modernes. Will hopefully post them here soon. Thank you for Lesson 101 on Sauveur Mallia.

dispo said...

Thanks for this! Great record, funny DEVO rip off in "Digital Proton".

jedrific said...

I don't know how I missed this, but the mediafire link seems to be down. I would be eternally grateful if you would be able to post this gem once again. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts, and for turning me on to some obscure library gems! Great Blog!