Wednesday 26 November 2014

Traitement Spécial [year unknown ?1985] [lossless and mp3]

More funky French fusion.  Some really nice spicy progressive touches and sudden abrupt or angular Cubist-like hammerings of dissonance with wrenching guitar riffs, reminding me of the classics like Concept or Abus Dangereux or Germans Das Pferd and Kjol.  Notice the composer is the bassist, Mineau, and thankfully (god bless him) the bass solos are kept to the absolute minimum bearable here.  Predictably, some of this material was recycled on an April Orchestra release, viz., number 46.


Bass Guitar [Fretless], Producer, Mixed By – Thierry Mineau
Drums, Co-producer – Serge Viviani
Engineer, Mixed By – Philippe Mercier
Guitar – Jean-Michel Huré (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B2)
Guitar, Co-producer – Jean-Pierre Taieb* (tracks: A1, A4, B3, B4)
Keyboards – Pierre Luc Vallet
Koto, Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By – Kiet

Recorded at studio Prisme, Lausanne.

A particularly pleasing entry by Mineau called Vasco:

I hate to spoil the fun but there is a cover version of a Sting composition (When The World Is Running Down) to close out the record which horrifically I admit reminds me of early eighties David Sanborn.  Anybody out there remember that particular felonious mastermind of TV fuzak who used to torture us real music fans into neon submission back then?


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