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Tazartes, Ghedalia

Une Eclipse Totale de Soleil

Tazartes, Ghedalia: Une Eclipse Totale de Soleil (Alga Marghen)

Incredible and bizarre long compositions as only Tazartes can construct, featuring unusual song sections, a canary, and the vacuum-cleaner's miracule.

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product information:

UPC: 769791750524

Label: Alga Marghen
Catalog ID: ALGA 005CD
Squidco Product Code: 11462

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Italy
Packaging: Digipack
Originally released in 1984 on the Celluloid label as CEL 6661. Recorded in 1979.


Ghedalia Tazartes-composition


Rafael Glucksmann

Yumi Nara

Bruna Filippi

Alain Rigout

Daniel Kenisberg

a canary

a woman on the stairs

the vacuum-cleaner's miracule

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track listing:

1. Part I. 16:36

2. Part II. 16:57

3. Part III. 23:48
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Ghedalia Tazartes's third album was originally released in 1984 on the Celluloid label. Born in France of Turkish descent, his compositions use modern musical language and concepts of organized sound, incorporating many languages, and expressing incredible and bizarre musical attitudes that lock the listener's focus. He uses the tools of the academics in the manner of a rock musician, but without the ego, and indeed, with a huge sense of humor and awe for the world around us. Tazartes' work went largely unnoticed in the 70s and 80s that his most creative compositions were released, and he has only recently received the interest he deserves.

Une Eclipse... was originally a work in two parts with incredibly creative music, along with many voicings, from those of children to inexplicably odd chattering and chanting. It also incorporates a canary, a woman on the stairs, and the vacuum-cleaner's miraculé! This reissue also includes a new work, "Part I", composed expressly for this release incorporating recorings from Paris 1976 & 1979.

Artist Biographies:

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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