Saturday, 24 March 2012

***Jean Jacques Perrey (France) 2 of the best albums by Electronics legend***


Moog Indigo (1970)

J.J. Perrey was born in France in 1929. He was studying medicine in Paris when he met George Jenny, inventor of the Ondioline. Quitting medical school, Perrey traveled through Europe demonstrating this keyboard ancestor of the modern synthesizer. At the age of 30, Perrey relocated to New York, sponsored by Caroll Bratman, who built him an experimental laboratory and recording studio. Here he invented "a new process for generating rhythms with sequences and loops", utilising the environmental sounds of "musique concrète." With scissors, splicing tape, and tape recorders, he spent weeks piecing together a uniquely comique take on the future. Befriending Robert Moog, he became one of the first Moog synth musicians, creating "far out electronic entertainment". After establishing himself at the vanguard of electronic music as one half of Perrey & Kingsley, J.J. Perrey continued to pursue his own uniquely space-age brand of humor-oriented pop throughout the 1970s. One of the best examples of his work during this time is "Moog Indigo", an album built around Perrey's experiments with the Moog synthesizer. This album has been popular with the electronica crowd thanks to the presence of "E.V.A.," a funky synth excursion that became popular with remixers.

01 - Soul City
02 - E.V.A.
03 - The Rose and The Cross
04 - Cat In The Night
05 - Flight of The Bumblebee
06 - Moog Indigo
07 - Gossipo Perpetuo
08 - Country Rock Polka
09 - The Elephant Never Forgets
10 - 18th Century Puppet
11 - Hello Dolly
12 - Passport To The Future

With David Chazam - Eclektronics (2000)

01. What’s Up Duck?
02. Analog Dialog Listen
03. Loop 1
04. My Blue Morlok
05. Elephant on the Roof
06. Clones War Listen
07. Loop 2
08. Doc Tequil and Mister H.
09. Japanese Connection
10. Loop 3
11. Cyberbugs Time-Machine
12. 28th Paradigm
13. Loop 4
14. Neutronia
15. Bilbo K. [Instrumental]
16. Chronophonie 99
17. Loop 5