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"Between 1969 and 1980, with Brigitte Fontaine, Areski would contribute an essential chapter to French underground music including classics such as Comme a la radio (with the Art Ensemble of Chicago), Je ne connais pas cet homme, L'Incendie, Le Bonheur and Vous et nous. ...
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HELDON - STAND BY (LP)

"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Heldon's Stand By, originally released in 1979. Richard Pinhas began by absorbing Jimi Hendrix as an adolescent, leaving that behind at the beginning of the 1970s, after having heard what Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock were ...
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"Heldon 6. Interface, originally released in 1977. The idea in the mind of Richard Pinhas, the driving force behind Heldon, was to produce music "as cold as a huge block of ice" a vertiginous experience, of course influenced by the King Crimson trilogy, from Larks' ...
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"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Heldon's Un Reve Sans Conséquence Spéciale, originally released on Cobra in 1976. In Heldon, nobody particularly likes liner notes. However, although the group's albums have none, they abound, from the very beginning, with ...
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"In France, in the years 1960-1970, musicians pondered over how to transpose the political struggle of free jazz onto a completely different political terrain. One of the first to do so was pianist François Tusques (agitator, theorist and militant) who recorded Free ...
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"The collective methodology of the Workshop de Lyon led to the creation of the ARFI (Association Searching for an Imaginary Folklore) in 1977, their aims were very much a mission statement "encourage improvisation, spread diverse musical styles and provide means of ...
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"The Free Jazz Workshop came into being in 1967 but their first album, Inter Frequences, only appeared in 1973. Unfortunately there is no recorded trace of the group including the first drummer Pierre Guyon before he was replaced by Christian Rollet in 1970. One of the ...
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"Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" on the radio, Renaissance motets, his grandfather in a Zouave military band, Syrian deserts. Columns of tanks in the streets, the soundtrack to Robert Bresson's' 'A Man Escaped', Juan Manuel Fangio's car, the fall of the Berlin wall: ...
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"Souffle Continu Records present the first vinyl reissue of Cohelmec Ensemble's 5 Octobre 1974, originally released in 1974. Out of the musical effervescence in post May 1968 France were born the labels BYG and Futura Records. The concept of collective creation appeared ...
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"Souffle Continu Records present the first vinyl reissue of Cohelmec Ensemble's Hippotigris Zebra Zebra, originally released in 1971. The Cohelmec Ensemble celebrate, above all, the pleasure of collective music-making. A group without a designated leader, they base ...
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"Souffle Continu Records present the first vinyl reissue of Cohelmec Ensemble's Next. The Cohelmec Ensemble celebrate, above all, the pleasure of collective music-making. A group without a designated leader, they base their approach on reciprocal listening and equal ...
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"Deluxe remastered reissue of Barney Wilen's 1972 album Moshi, featuring additional artwork and a 20-page booklet of rare pictures, sheet music, and the original liner notes. Includes a bonus DVD (packaged with exclusive artwork) of Caroline de Bendern's 1971 film "à ...
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"Travelling is a keyboard based trio that probably represents best what the mythical Futura label's RED series was about; jazz, rock and experimental inquisitiveness. Often considered as the French answer to the Canterbury movement, echoes of Soft Machine, Caravan and ...
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"Fifth in a reissue series of the cult French underground Futura label. Bernard Vitet was a key figure in the French free jazz / improv scene of the early 70's. This mythical avant jazz lp is the result of a truly magical session he put together in December '71 with Beb ...
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SEMOOL - ESSAIS (LP)

"Third in a series of ten reissues of the cult French underground Futura label. Semool were the trio of Philippe Martineau, Olivier Cauquil and Remy Dede Dreano. They recorded 'Essais' between 1969 and 1971. This is a foggy lo-fi psychedelic alien trip with echoes of ...
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"Second in a series of ten reissues of the cult French underground Futura label. Recorded in December 1970, 'With (Junk-Saucepan) When (Spoon-Trigger)' is the first album by Mahogany Brain, led by street poet/underground film maker Michel Bulteau and Patrick Geoffrois. ...
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