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D​é​partementale 985

by Golden Retrieval

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Dr. "Buzz" Frenzy (Matthew J Hesse)
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Dr. "Buzz" Frenzy (Matthew J Hesse) En français, INCROYABLE! Catchy, crafty, crunchy, spacey, evocative. Defies genre. I want lyrics (French, between clever poetry and dada) to glean all the nuances. Echoes of Goebbels/Müller's Der Mann im Fahrstuhl or Godley/Creme's Consequences: experimental, also accessible. Melody backed by a near-cinematic palette; ever-present percussion propels and accentuates. Vocals have sublime charisma, slow-burn rock to near-whisper, articulate and compelling. Progressive in the best ways, a real find. Favorite track: Entre deux ailes.
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La route 04:17
La marmite 02:58
Le karaoké 03:06
La panne 01:29
Le garage 02:21
Le casino 03:38
Vénilia 01:46


Fred Poulet - voices, lyrics
Gilles Coronado - guitars, effects, compositions
with guest Sarah Murcia - sh101 (tracks #3 & #10)

Created and recorded over five days in April 2006
in Dennecy, near road D985, France.
Recorded & edited by Gilles Coronado.
Mixed by Gilles Coronado & Fred Poulet.
Mastered by Maïkôl Seminatore.
Cover artwork by Stéphane Berland.


released October 26, 2021

Kind of soundtrack to a 'reverse road-movie' which would begin at the end of the journey. Like a tragicomedy of stillness carried by the words and voice of Fred Poulet and by Gilles Coronado's compositions and guitars.
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Une sorte de bande-son d'un 'road-movie inversé' qui commencerait à la fin du trajet. Comme une tragi-comédie de l'immobilité portée par les mots et la voix de Fred Poulet et les compositions et guitares de Gilles Coronado.


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Ayler Records France

Founded in 2000 in Sweden, Ayler Records has gained recognition among Free Jazz fans by releasing both archive and contemporary recordings documenting the American, Scandinavian and French Free Jazz scenes.

In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France and has since opened the catalogue to recordings in less direct relationship with the Free Jazz canon, while remaining faithful to its original spirit.
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