Saturday, September 22, 2012

i am yr singer.

Recorded during the same sessions as Gainsbourg's highly acclaimed masterpiece Melody Nelson it follows in a similar avant-garde rock-opera vein. L'Enfant Assasin Des Mouches (The Child Fly-Killer) is a supernatural tale written by Gainsbourg depicting the journey of the young child travelling through a nightmarish "Fly Kingdom". Vannier narrates the story with sparse music concrete sounds coupled with choirs, funky beats, cowbells, wah-wah guitars and ethnic strings. Comparisons could be made with some of Frank Zappa's Hot Rats material and Alain Goraguer's creepy Le Planet Sauvge. -

to continue the ball rolling with more weirdo french psych shit from the sixties. this record is essential, with some really memorable guitar lines soaring out of nothingness & receding into the murky depths.

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