DAWN OF THE MIMES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6rlW_Bec4c&feature=youtu.be Dominique Laurent, Pinok Et Matho - L'Appel de la Terre From Dominique Laurent, Pinok Et Matho - Les Pays De Tout En Tout Released on Unidisc, 1978, France Unidisc (which is not the same Unidisc than the famous Canadian Disco imprint) was a French label which released many weird albums which aimed at soundtracking meditation or…Lire la suite DAWN OF THE MIMES

IN A GREGORIAN MOOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3twOfyB5UQ Magdalith - Pop' A' Gregor (Pitched Down) From Magdalith - Magdalith Released on Polydor, 1973, France First of all, Magdalith is a religious artist; in fact, she is one of the most religious musicians we ever mentioned on this site (alongside Pierre Eliane). Not only does the music on her 1973 album has a…Lire la suite IN A GREGORIAN MOOD

GAUGUIN’S POSTCARDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voczG4d_lQk Begin Says - Arbeit From Essai Released on Facteurs d'Ambiance, 1988, France Essai is a compilation released on the cult independent label from Aix-En-Provence, Facteurs d'Ambiance. Featuring songs from French New Wave underground star Martin Dupont - whose three albums were also released on Facteurs d'Ambiance, before getting a consistent reissue on Minimal Wave - Essai also shines some light on…Lire la suite GAUGUIN’S POSTCARDS

A QUOI TU PENSES …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBw4cqedOGE Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan (A Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danses) From Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan Released on CBS, 1985, France This one is as sexy as a French groovy 12" can get ! Both the title and the subtitle ("What are you thinking about when you are dancing?" in English) cannot…Lire la suite A QUOI TU PENSES …

NATO NATO NATO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_EE6geMLw Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall - Dumb Boxer / Lady Whirlwind / Shadow Boxer From Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall - Deadly Weapons Released on Nato, 1986, France Time for some statistics : this post is our second Steve Beresford-related post, and our third…Lire la suite NATO NATO NATO

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZufjmjFxZOE Bertrand Richard - Kunuonadivi / Enaow From Bertrand Richard - Amandine Léopard Released on Transat, 1984, France French fusion records can be deceitful: often hidden in intriguing sleeves, with appealing names of synths on the back cover and a mysterious artwork, they can be really deceitful once they’re being played, especially for those of…Lire la suite IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…

HI MOTHERTRUCKER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDd5S5wemn4 President Rosko - C.B. Wrapper From President Rosko - French Connection Released on Magnet, 1981, France We're often complaining about the lack of information concerning an album or an artist we're mentioning on OYT, regretting that we don't have any good story to tell. This is definitively not the case of President Rosko, a legendary…Lire la suite HI MOTHERTRUCKER

STILL WATERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxjp6cHNwho René Aubry & Jean Schwarz - Five Women Still Waters: Ballet De Carolyn Carlson Released on Celia Records, 1986, France Carolyn Carlson is a major choreographer in France who worked with some of the most important figures from the experimental and "musique concrète" scenes including Philippe Besombes, Jean Schwarz and her husband, René Aubry, whose…Lire la suite STILL WATERS

GARLIC DISCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7jSGHUPTg Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula (Instrumental) From Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula Released on Disques Meyes, Japan Who is that mysterious Monsieur Goraguer ? Well, he is no other than legendary composer and arranger Alain Goraguer, who has been working with Jean Ferrat, Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, and many other French singers, and who recorded one…Lire la suite GARLIC DISCO

TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLN34EQOKiY Baron Samedi Percussions - La Fête Des Têtus From Baron Samedi ‎Percussions – À Fleur De Peau Released on Instant Présent, 1985, France While looking for French music, spotting the name Le Baron on a record sleeve is often a good omen, for it is a nickname used by the most famous French "obscure" producer and library wizard, Bernard…Lire la suite TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS