Originally released in 1984 on cassette by ADN tapes, these early works from Bernard Pruvost and Pierre Bastien use an unusual array of instruments to create irregular improvised music with a No Wave aesthetic.
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Label: Music a la Coque
Catalog ID: COQ - 05
Squidco Product Code: 19216
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold Foldover
Originally recorded in 1984 on the ADN tape label.
Bernard Pruvost-thumb piano aguidigbo, toy piano, xylo drums, hunters harp lute dosso ngoni, alto tam sax tam, transverse horn buru
Pierre Bastien-electric guitar, alarm clock, cornet, doublebass
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1. Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes 10:45
2. Barrio Chino3:48
3. Tabarikala 2:59
4. Superstitions 12:15
5. Alpinic Railway (Bonus Track) 2:40
sample the album:
"...one of the more fascinating aspects of this album is that it sounds quite like Bastien's mechanical music, although it is all played manually.The music has a tremendous energy and the duo's playing is inspired; their rhythms almost telepathically tight.The instrument's true identity remains a mistery, but it's best to simply enjoy their rich soundworld for what it is."-Mike Barnes, Wire Magazine
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