Thursday, December 22, 2011


Track 1 - Dali
Track 2 - Dangerous Mixture
Track 3 - Cosmic Rays
Track 4 - Stay On Grey
Track 5 - Polyster
Track 6 - Pendulum
Track 7 - Misererum
Track 8 - Fantasm
Track 9 - Sandobu
Track 10 - Savana Melody
Track 11 - Stress On Pluton
Track 12 - Molecule Dance
Track 13 - Co-lateral
Track 14 - Subconscient Lamentation

Certainly an apt album title if ever there was one, these 14 tracks have their origins in the 1975 release on L'Illustration Musicale "The Strange World Of Bernard Fevre". Far from a reissue though, the tracks here have been extended and reworked by the man himself which gives the already fascinating compositions a new lease on life. Here is an excerpt from a write up by The Milk Factory which I think provides an excellent summation -

"Fevre works with only a few sounds at a time, arranging them into extremely tight nuggets and applying them to playful little melodies. Following one of the principles of library music, none of these tracks go much over three minutes, their respective themes kept to recurring little patterns that seem repeated at various points throughout but never actually ever appear more than once. The music is deceptively simple and stripped down, especially on pieces like Cosmic Rays, Pendulum or Savana Melody, and while these were all featured on the original record, they ultimately remain here pretty bare. Despite this, the whole album sparkles with exquisite sonic components and rich arrangements, and while his sound pools are restricted, Fevre assembles them in such way that they take on a much bigger dimension."

This really should be considered required listening for all up and coming electronic artists. For the rest of us it provides a rare opportunity to hear 1970's library music reconfigured in a much more satisfying way than the hip hop samples and remixes that currently exist. It's only a recent release so I urge you to join me in grabbing a copy for yourself after giving this download a listen. You can also find "Pendulum" on "Luke Vibert's Further Nuggets"

I just wanted to add a little Funky Frolic news. The Stumbled Upon gadget seems to have gone missing in action so I've removed it for now and have added the option to follow my blog by email. You can do that by submitting your details below "Popular Posts This Week".

Speaking of popular posts, I woke up this morning to find that WFMU's Beware Of The Blog had given my Jimi Hendrix Christmas album post a mention and the impact was swift with Jimi now finding himself inside my Top 10 Popular Posts Of All Time. Hopefully these visitors like what they see and check out some of the other content that I have up.

I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, thanks for all the support as always and hopefully I will check in again on New Years Eve. Cheers from Mr.Craig.


Tex said...

Thanks for the audiophonic GREATNESS, Mr.C!

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

(crank up the Hendrix for the holidays, folks)

the jazzstronaut said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year Mr Craig.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Happy Holidays to you!