Friday 22 September 2023

Quatuor Noir - Des Ténèbres A La Lumière, requested

From discogs:

Enregistré Les 29, 30, 31 juillet 1987 aux studios de la RTBF Bruxelles (Place Flagey) - Corporation RTBF Haynaut. A l'occasion du 150ème Anniversaire de la faculté polytechnique de Mons.

299 copies were made and quickly scattered.Quatuor Noir is an ensemble playing music on mythological themes and very similar to Univers Zéro, Julverne, Art Zoyd... Christian Leroy created in 1980, the now famous trio MÉTARYTHMES DE l'AIR, with Philippe SAUCEZ on clarinet and José BEDEUR on bass and cello.

Their very much RIO album Phagocyte appeared back here

Note that Christian Leroy is the composer and piano player for this album too.

Most of it is quite avant garde, perhaps improvised (?), with little to hold on to, with here and there some more accessible music, a piano solo on side b, etc.  The Suite Magique sounds inspired by Debussy:

Some lovely vocals from one Helene Barbigant.



  2. I cant thank you enough for this, I though I would never get to hear this record. Thanks again and keep up the good work.