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Jac Berrocal

Parallèles

Label: Alga Marghen

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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REPRINTED. Reissue of a magnificent, impossible-to-categorize French classic originally released on the hopelessly obscure d'Avantage label in 1976. Pretty much the definition of musical anarchy, "Paralleles" begins with an atonal duo for trombones, wends its was through accompanied poetry readings and cornet solos, vamps into a rap delivered by Vince Taylor (France's answer to Eddie Cochran and Bowie's inspiration for Ziggy Stardust!) on 'Rock N Roll Station' (which Nurse With Wound deconstructed later on their s/t album) before ultimately exploding into a 25-minute large ensemble improv freakout. Berrocal assembled the cream of the avant French scene including Bernard Vitet, Roger Ferlet, Pierre Bastien, Michel Potage, Daniel Deshays, and Claude Bernard. This remastered CD also includes five additional, prev. unreleased tracks that were left off the original: a short piece for pocket trumpet and various concrete elements (1972); an excerpt taken from a never-issued LP; and other electronic experiments.

Details
Cat. number: plana-B 5TES.037 cd
Year: 2001
Notes:

1 to 5 originally released on LP as DAV 01 in 1977. 6 to 10 are previously unreleased bonus tracks 1 to 5 recorded from October 10th to October 23rd, 1976. 1, 3, 4 and 5 recorded in October 1976, at SYSMO, Paris 2 recorded at the pigsty of Jouancy 6 recorded in February 1972, at Villa 1930, Sens 7 recorded in December 1975, Paris 8 recorded in September 1977, Paris 9 recorded in January 1979, Paris 10 recorded in October 1973, Sens special thanks to Philippe Quinsac and to Ramuntcho Matta

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