La Bete Noire
This is a Record Store Day 2019 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores from 8am 13th April. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 00.01 20th April.
RSD 2019. Lost and presumed missing for decades the soundtrack tapes for this lesser-known 1983 French thriller capreus the revered composer and arrange of Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson embarking on a darker exploration of free jazz, frenzied batucadas and cyclic carousel psychedelia. Counting key players of the French jazz scene within its ranks, La Bete Noires "Insolitudes" group comprises a crack team Palm/Futura/Saravah/Actuel regulars such as saxophonist Philippe Mate (Acting Trio/Mate-Valancian/Tacet) alongside drummer Bernard Labat (Mad Ducks) and legendary Arpadys/Voyage rhythm masters Marc Chanterau and Pierre-Allen Dahan (Brutus Drums). All of whom, alongside Michel Zanlonghi (Ensemble De Percussion De Paris) make up this thunderous, four-headed rhythm machine bridging an authentic gap between the Jef Gilson groups and France's signature "cosmic" revolution. Naturally these previously unreleased compositions are spearheaded by lead pianist and composer Jean-Claude Vannier and for devotees of his 1972 concept album L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches there is much to admire and cross-reference herein. Limited edition of 1000 copies.
7" - Record Store Day 2019 Release.