Out of the blue, a commentator asked me for this record and it piqued my interest thanks to the youtube samples. (Amazing what rarities show up there! It just threw me off my chair when I saw that the ultra-unknown German Fried Chicken Band was already youtubed. Incidentally, if anyone remembers the Trump 'Make America Great' Haunted song on that post, someone finally solved that mystery by saying a bandmember wrote the song!)
This hugely talented artist unfortunately only made one record, you will notice he plays both guitars and keys and uses the latter for percussion, making this a one-man band project. Here is his website, with his guitar school in Lyons. Did he play with any of those great French luminaries of the zeuhl or fusion styles? It would be surprising if he didn't since there is some influence from the genre apparent here.
A track called Contrastes is just magically reminiscent of those old glorious zeuhl days although it recalls more the zeuhl-light of late Widemann than Jacques Thollot:
Artwork By [Sculpture] – Maurice Jean
Artwork By [Sleeve Conception, Recto] – Eric Pastor
Artwork By [Sleeve Conception, Verso] – Roger Groslon
Composed By, Arranged By, Sequenced By, Guitar, Synthesizer – Patrick Marcel
Recorded By, Mixed By – Patrice Tavernier
Synthesizer, Percussion – Roger Lassalle
Enregistré et mixé en septembre et octobre 1985 au studio Tavernier - Montmiral (drôme)
Sections Rythmiques, Cuivres, Bois et Cordes:
Synthétiseur multitimbres + expandeur controlé par séquenceur digital et séquenceur de rythmes
Synthé. sur A2, A4 et B2, percussions sur A3 et B2
Premier solo sur A4, dernier solo sur B2
Enjoy it, and thanks for the request-- keep those requests coming guys... I mean, as long as they're as good as this one!