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Born from Univers Zero, guitarist Roger Trigaux originally released this remarkable chamber rock/RIO album in 1983, whose title translates to "The Poison That Makes You Insane", here remastered and including additional live concert recordings.

Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (Expanded & Remastered) [2 CDs]

Present: Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (Expanded & Remastered) [2 CDs] (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Present was founded in 1979 by guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux, who first came to attention as the co-leader of Univers Zero, which he co-founded in 1974.

After two now legendary albums with Univers Zero (Univers Zero - 1977 and Heresie - 1979), he left to have the chance to create his own, personal, musical vision.

A quartet of electric guitar, electric and acoustic grand piano, electric bass and drums, Present featured the stupendous drumming of Daniel Denis, the other co-founder of Univers Zero, so Present's sound is a more rock-oriented encapsulation of the unique music Roger had been composing, performing and honing for years.

Originally recorded in 1983, Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (The Poison That Makes You Insane), the band's second and final album until their rebirth in the mid 90s, is a classic of complex, Rock In Opposition-style electric chamber rock.

This reissue of Le Poison Qui Rend Fou includes the original album, newly transferred and remastered by the group's long-time engineer, Udi Koomran, and a 16 page booklet telling the story of the band and this album, with many never-before seen photos. Additionally, there is 25' of QuickTime movies of the group's final concert featuring bassist Christian Genet, from Livry-Gargan, France, 1/23/82, as well as a second disc that features the entire 80' concert from 1/23/82!"-Cuneifrom

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775038322

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: RUNE 383/384
Squidco Product Code: 18812

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: 2 CDs in a single Jewel tray
Recorded at various locations on various dates.


Roger Trigaux-guitars, Fender Rhodes piano

Alain Rochette-Yamaha CP-80 electric grand piano, piano, synthesizer

Daniel Denis-percussion

Marie-Anne Polaris-vocals

Ferdinand Phillippot-electric bass

Christian Genet-electric bass

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Track Listing:


1. Le poison qui rend fou, Pt. 1 15:24

2. Ersatz 5:08

3. Le poison qui rend fou, Pt. 2 9:43

4. Samana 9:19


1. Quatre-vingt douze (Live in Livry-Gargan, France, January 23, 1982) 17:31

2. Ersatz (Live in Livry-Gargan, France, January 23, 1982) 9:16

3. Le poison qui rend fou, Pt. 1 (Live in Livry-Gargan, France, January 23, 1982) 19:05

4. Chaos hermetique (Live in Livry-Gargan, France, January 23, 1982) 12:27

5. Promenade au fond d'un canal (Live in Livry-Gargan, France, January 23, 1982) 21:34