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Tazartes, Ghedalia: Diasporas (Alga Marghen)

A remastered CD edition of outsider artist and brilliant studio composer Ghealia Tazartes' 1979 debut album, expanded to include the first CD release of "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," a composition largely based on materials pre-dating "Diasporas".

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product information:

UPC: 769791758827

Label: Alga Marghen
Catalog ID: TES 088CD
Squidco Product Code: 20231

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Italy
Packaging: Digipack
Originally recorded in 1977.


Ghedalia Tazartes

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Ghédalia Tazartès was born 1947 in Paris

"French cult artist Ghédalia Tazartès is an uncompromising character who defies categorization. He recorded alone a dozen of albums, calling his way of working "Impromuz" for lack of a better term. Before the years 2000s, his public appearances remained exceptional events.

Ghédalia Tazartès' music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to - existing or invented - ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent.

In 2004, Ghedalia finally decided to do live performances again. He first worked with other musicians (Les Reines d'Angleterre, David Fenech & Jac Berrocal, Norscq & Black Sifichi, Nicolas Lelièvre) and is now a solo performing artist (although his very young son sometimes joins him on stage!).

Since 2009 Tazartes played many shows across Europe. After performing a cinemix to the strange "Haxan" film in 2008, he presented in February 2013 a new solo show at CTM in Berlin Festival to a packed HAU2. The new show is based around the music of Tazartes' lattest album 'Coda Lunga.' Says Tazartes: 'I thought I had only played for 5 minutes in Berlin... then I realised I had been going on for more than one hour!'"

-Julie Tippex Website (

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track listing:

1. Un Amour Si Grand Qu il Nie Son Objet 9:40

2. La Vie Et La Mort Legendaire Du Spermatozoide Humuch Lardy 3:50

3. La Berlue Je T aime 3:00

4. Casimodo Tango 2:50

5. Revient 2:05

6. La Fin Du Prologue 4:38

7. Ouverture Fragile 4:01

8. Rien Qu au Soleil 2:19

9. Mourir Un Peu 4:47

10. Rien N est Assez Fort Pour Dire 2:54

11. Une Voix S en Va 2:03

12. Ferme Ta Gueule, Zarathustra
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Remastered CD edition of Diasporas, Ghedalia Tazartes' 1979 debut LP. Now available as an expanded individual CD, this edition was previously only available as part of a CD containing both Diasporas and Tazartes 1987 self-titled fourth album, which is also now available in an expanded CD edition.

In addition to the entire original release of Diasporas, this CD includes the first CD release of "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," a composition largely based on materials pre-dating Diasporas, originally issued as side A of Granny Awards.

In "Ferme ta gueule, Zarathustra," Tazartes freely connects Raphael Glucksmann's garbled voix d enfant with intoxicating, slow-moving, and sustained synth chords, before jump-cutting into bird calls, dissonant arabesque strings, and eccentric vocalizations with a blinding sense of freedom.

Ghedalia Tazartes is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. He paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. Tazartes is an orchestra and a pop group all in one person: the self is multitude and others. The author and his doubles work without a net, freely connecting the sounds, the rhythms, his voice, his voices. The permanent metamorphosis is a principle of composition. To hell with the technocrats of noise and the purists of synthetic culture; this music refuses classification and escapes control."-Alga Marghen

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