Wednesday, 9 March 2011

***Jean Claude Vannier- L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (France 1972) - mix of Psych, Classical, Themic & Avant-Garde HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WEIRDNESS!!***

L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches is the concept LP (released in 1972) from the musical arranger of Serge Gainsbourg's classic Historie De Melody Nelson, Jean-Claude Vannier and it follows in a similar avant-garde rock-opera vein. Legend has it that when Msr. Gainsbourgfirst heard the bare bones of L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches he offered to write the bizarre liner notes (reproduced in French on this reissue) depicting the journey of a young child travelling through the nightmarish "Fly Kingdom" -thus consummating the most extraordinary concept album of all time. At the time L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches was released as a promo only in ridiculously small numbers and is regarded as the Holy Grail among French psych/prog collectors and also hip-hop producers and beat-heads. It's a great LP -and difficult to pigeonhole -with equal doses of psychedelic, classical, soundtrack-esque, jazz, fat beats, avant garde and funk. As a bonus(CD only) we also get two great tracks from Jean-Claude Vannier's super-rare 7" EP Point D'Interrogation -music taken from the soundtrack to the French TV drama (review by


1.L'Enfant la Mouche et les Allumettes 2.L'Enfant au Royaume des Mouches
3.Danse des Mouches NoiresGardes du Roi 4.Danse de L'Enfant et du Roi des Mouches
5.Le Roi des Mouches et la Confiture de Rose
6.L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches
7.Les Garde Volent au Secours du Roi
8.Mort du Roi des Mouches
9.Pattes de Mouches
10.Le Papier tue Enfant
11.Petite Agonie de L'Enfant Assassin

Bonus tracks:

12.Je M'appelle Geraldine (Mid-Tempo Version)
13.Je M'appelle Geraldine (Up-Tempo Version)

Jean Claude Vannier:
Claude Engel, Denys Lable, Raymond Gimenez: guitars Tonio Rubio: guitar Pierre Alain Dahan: drumsean Pierre Sabar: piano Marc Chantereau, Michel Zanlonghi: percussions

"Child Killer Flies"


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