SPIRIT OF FRANCE (DELUXE EDITION) by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU126438
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitleSPIRIT OF FRANCE (DELUXE EDITION)
LabelSPIRITMUSE RECORDS
Catalog #LPSPM 008X / 1D3417
Genre
ReleaseW 47 - 2022
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
 € 44,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Remy Couvez - Reve De Voyage
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-01-01.mp3
  2. L'Empire Des Sons - Quand Nos Peres Etaient Des Poissons
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Catherine Derain - Les Crocodiles
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Sylvain Kassap - Le Dessous Des Berges
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Noco Music - Gaal
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-01-05.mp3
  6. Workshop De Lyon - Bujumbura Lyon
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-02-01.mp3
  7. Jef Gilson - Love Always
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-02-02.mp3
  8. Andre Fertier & Clivage - Moving Waves
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-03-01.mp3
  9. Dynamo - Arabia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-03-02.mp3
  10. Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Sokoto
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-03-03.mp3
  11. Pan-Ra - Loreley
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-04-01.mp3
  12. Adjenar Sidhar Khan - Mahabaratha Kali
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-04-02.mp3
  13. Ghedalia Tazartes - Il Regalo Della Befana" (part III - bonus track)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lpspm_008x_1d3417_spirit_of_france_deluxe_edition/sf881986-01-04-03.mp3

Description

Obscure, rare spiritual jazz, deep folk and psychedelia sounds from the French ‘70s - ‘80s underground. TIP!!

‘Spirit of France’ is an anthology celebrating the French artists whose total desire not to belong to a particular trend expanded their horizon by pushing the boundaries of creative music. Recording in caves during the full moon, or in the open air in Ibiza to celebrate the sun - with flutes, cromorne (French woodwind reed), darbouka and hurdy-gurdy, or with fascinating, unusual, artist-build instruments, with sounds heavily influenced from Indian, African, Arabic, Eastern and Malagasy cultures, this is what makes this compilation so unique.

Freedom of expression, experimental creativity and collaboration constitute the fuel for these hand picked artists – similar to Don Cherry’s influence on Colin Walcott and Kahil El’Zabar (in the field of jazz), and folk background artists like Robbie Basho and Sandy Bull; in Europe, the same approach was manifested in Italy with bassist Marcello Melis, the Sardinian singers from the Gruppo Rubanu, Aktuala and Futuro Antico. In France, Cossi Anatz, Nu Creative Methods and Sonorhc were also echoing the same approach.

‘Spirit of France’ – a long project in the making, is dedicated in unearthing more than just curiosities, instead focusing on never been reissued, obscure, artist-self-released music. Carefully curated by Spiritmuse Records’ Mark Gallagher and Thea Ioannou, and joined by young French digger Tom Val, ‘Spirit of France’ is an anthology of obscure spiritual jazz and its’ relationship with deep folk in the ‘70s - ‘80s French multi-cultural melting pot underground scene.

The album’s aim is evident from the outset, with Rémy Couvez’s aptly named ‘Rêve de Voyage’, illustrating the theme’s quest for imaginary folklore, continued with Workshop de Lyon, Jef Gilson – France’s spiritual jazz giant, Sylvain Kassap, Noco Music, Pân-Râ, L’Empire des Sons, Ghédalia Tazartès, and the mysterious Adjenar Sidar Khan. Some of these artists remain unacknowledged, yet they’re all extraordinary heroes of the French music avant-garde scene.

‘Spirit of France’ is a journey of imaginary folklore, blending spiritual jazz influences and deep folk, celebrating the unique sounds of the French avant-garde underground, at the crossroads of the tribal, the secular and the universal.

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