We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience. Most of these are essential and already present.
We do require your explicit consent to save your cart and browsing history between visits. Read about cookies we use here.
Your cart and preferences will not be saved if you leave the site.

Soundohm

play
File under: Psych

Ergo Sum

Mexico

Label: Lion Production

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

In stock

€16.50
+
-
Along with the two records by Nurse With Wound favorites Moving Gelatine Plates, Ergo Sum's weird and wonderful album Mexico is an unusual portal into the intense creativity of early 1970s French music. True, the bands are not musically similar; yet these three albums are distinguished not only by their instrumental richness, but by their unceasing sense of adventure. We'd go so far to say that Ergo Sum presents one of the most distinctive experiences in a rock idiom (apart from Zeuhl music juggernaut Magma) to ever come from France. The band's one and only album (1971) features the unique voice of Lionel Ledissez -- his guttural sort-of-English language delivery described as being 'somewhere between Family's Roger Chapman and a drunken Champs-Elysees taxi driver,' although more sober comparisons to Tim and/or Jeff Buckley have also been made. The compositions develop at a relaxed pace; incredible jazz-inflected guitar, flute, piano and droning violin swirl around the vocals, and keep one submerged in, yet attentive to the intimate mood. Tracks full of instrumental richness-they simmer, rather than blaze, which makes the rewards ever so great for patient listeners. Bonus tracks include the superb 'All's So Comic,' one of the highlights of the Puissance 13+2 Thélème label anthology, as well as both sides of Ergo Sum's musically relevant single from 1972. A fulsome 28-page booklet includes band history, photos, lyrics, and a contemporary 1971 review from Superhebdo magazine. A three o-clock in the morning, slow burn album if ever there was one.
Details
File under: Psych
Cat. number: LION 618CD
Year: 2008

More from Lion Production

What'cha Gonna Do? (LP)
LP | €28.90
Earthforce (LP)
LP | €24.90
A Bailar a GoGo
CD | €18.00
Sun Also Rises
CD | €12.50
Nuestra Soledad / Vera
CD | €12.50
Oriental Towers
CD | €12.50
Vida e Obra de Johnny McCartney
CD | €12.50
A Game For All Who Know
CD | €12.50
Magic Landscape
CD | €12.50
The Human Zoo
CD | €8.00
Sidewalk Talking
CD | €12.50
Fragile
CD | €12.50
Saat
CD | €12.50
A Buen Puerto
CD | €12.50
A Buen Puerto (LP)
LP | €22.90