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At Last!! This long overdue, and well deserved reissue if finally here in stock! An amazing 4xCD box set including the complete Ghédalia Tazartès recordings previously issued on CD by Alga Marghen. This edition is presented in a newly designed slipcase box including 4 CDs in elegant slim digipak sleeves. Diasporas is the CD edition of Tazartès' 1979 first album, also including "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra" (previously issued as side A of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP)). Tazartès' Transports is the CD edition of Tazartès' 1980 second album complete with four "Assassins" bonus tracks (previously issued as the mini-CD Les danseurs de la pluie (TES 063CD)). Une éclipse totale de soleil is the CD edition of Tazartès' 1984 third album. Originally conceived in two parts, this CD edition is completed by the long bonus track "Il regalo della befana," or "Une éclipse totale de soleil (Part III)" and "Elie," a charming piano piece performed as a duet with Tazartès' young daughter. Tazartès is the CD edition of Tazartès' 1987 fourth album, also including "Whatever Works Singing Wild My Rock Ghédalia" (previously issued as side B of Granny Awards (ALGA 036LP)). Ghédalia Tazartès is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. Tazartès is an orchestra and a pop group all in one person: the self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition. To hell with the technocrats of noise and the purists of synthetic culture; this music refuses classification and escapes control.
Ghédalia Tazartès is an uncompromising character who defies categorization. He recorded alone a dozen of albums, calling his way of working “Impromuz” for lack of a better term. Ghédalia Tazartès’ music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to – existing or invented – ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. utilising magnetic tape recorders, he paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. He traces vague landscapes where the mitre of the white clown, the plumes of the sorcerer, the helmet of a cop and Parisian anhydride collide into polyphonic ceremonies.