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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:04 pm    Musiques Électroniques en France. 1974-1984 on Audionautas Reply with quoteBack to top

Musiques Électroniques en France. 1974-1984 is a sampler released in 2007 by the french label Musea dedicated to raise awareness to this obscure period in french underground's electronic music. Richard Pinhas, Heldon, Pascal Comelade, Verto, Camizole, Lard Free and Vidéo-Aventures are some of the artists featured in this album. Hope you like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:30 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Excellent, thanks.

I love Heldon and much of Pinhas's solo output, and a few of the other names on those compilations are familiar to me as well (have just discovered Didier Bocquet; his album Voyages Cerebral is particularly recommended).

But there is obviously a lot more to explore. I'll be sure to look out for these collections.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:04 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« KPG » wrote:
Excellent, thanks.

I love Heldon and much of Pinhas's solo output, and a few of the other names on those compilations are familiar to me as well (have just discovered Didier Bocquet; his album Voyages Cerebral is particularly recommended).

But there is obviously a lot more to explore. I'll be sure to look out for these collections.


Heldon and Richard Pinhas solo releases are great. Lots of fantastic electronic music there. Also Didier Bocquet is a highly recommended artist and Zanov, its Green Ray album is hypnotic, I love it. There's a lot to discover, just a few names: Philippe Guerre, Frédéric Mercier, ZED/Bernard Szajner, Richard Vimal, Bernard Fevre, and lots of library (anonymous) musicians (Joël Fajerman was one of them).

I'm particularly interested in electronic music created in France during the 70s, especially because there's a lot of unknown and obscure artists and it's worth investigating. If you want variety L'age d'analogue is your choice and if you want more "underground" artists and unreleased pieces Musiques Électroniques en France 1974-1984 is my recommendation. One thing is sure, there was life beyond Jarre in the 70s french electronic music scene.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:19 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, all the Zanov albums are terrific. Shame there have been no remasters (that I know of).

Just got hold of some more stuff to try - Frederic Mercier, Philippe Guerre.

Not so struck on the album by Vimal and Fevre that I've heard, but Bernard Xolotl is another guy I like, earky works anyway.

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« KPG » wrote:
Yes, all the Zanov albums are terrific. Shame there have been no remasters (that I know of).

Just got hold of some more stuff to try - Frederic Mercier, Philippe Guerre.

Not so struck on the album by Vimal and Fevre that I've heard, but Bernard Xolotl is another guy I like, earky works anyway.


Yes, I agree, all three Zanov's albums deserve a proper remastered edition, it's fantastic stuff. Mercier, for me, it's a bit like JMJ meets disco sound, but his Pacific album worth a listen, it includes some catchy tunes and some experimental pieces. On the other hand, Phillipe Guerre and Richard Vimal sounds much more primitive, especially Guerre, with very simple sequencer patterns and not very well recorded. Bernard Fevre is mainly synthetic disco, but both, Cosmos 2043 and The Strange World Of Bernard Fevre worth a listen, both include quite amazing electronic sounds.

Bernard Xolotl is quite interesting, but practically his whole music career took place in the United States, away and disconnected from what was happening in France musically. In 1993 returned to France but I haven't followed him.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:27 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

don't forget about Zalka Zanov's unreleased 4th album "Nous reprenos notre avenir"...
another very nice one.

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« Bert » wrote:
don't forget about Zalka Zanov's unreleased 4th album "Nous reprenous notre avenir"...
another very nice one.


I have heard about it, but I haven't heard it yet.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:35 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I know Vimal's Aquarhythmies as well as his Migration album and I like them both. But there are more French guys besides Jarre or Marouani or Vimal.

Ever heard of Saint-Preux or Benoit Hutin? Saint-Preux created some pretty classical inspired stuff. For example his album To Be Or Not. Hutin did also some albums. I have unfortunately only the album Synthetiseur. Great stuff!

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« tubbs » wrote:
I know Vimal's Aquarhythmies as well as his Migration album and I like them both. But there are more French guys besides Jarre or Marouani or Vimal.

Ever heard of Saint-Preux or Benoit Hutin? Saint-Preux created some pretty classical inspired stuff. For example his album To Be Or Not. Hutin did also some albums. I have unfortunately only the album Synthetiseur. Great stuff!



Yes Tubbs. In France during the 70s there was a lot of electronic musicians. In fact was a quite rich scene, but less cohesive than the german scene at the time. Below a short list.

Space Art, Heldon/Richard Pinhas, Bernard Fevre, Zanov, Didier Bocquet, Frédéric Mercier, Philippe Guerre, Patrick Vian, Joël Fajerman, Bernard Szajner, Francis Rimbert, Jean-Philippe Rykiel...

Time to explore, mate.

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