Pascal Comelade – Détail Monochrome
Pascal Comelade – Détail Monochrome

Pascal Comelade – Détail Monochrome

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Label: Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier – DSA 54002
Series: Labyrinthes – 1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Classical, Children's
Style: Experimental

Refined yet cosy works of French minimalism from Pascal Comelade - Détail Monochrome, the debut release on the stunted Labyrinthes spin off series from the Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier label.  Each contained within their own little world, Comelade’s well-mannered miniatures are composed of naive toy-box notes and chirping / chiming   primitive instruments, repetitive but never dull, laced with imagination and a whimsical sense of child-like innocence.  Stately opener ‘Fragments’ is jaw-droppingly beautiful - reduced motifs for piano, guitar, organ, flute and more work in tandem to create a dream-like environment and an instant feel of familiarity, whilst the playful clatter of ‘Bolero Cubiste’, ‘Dancin On My Sofa’ and ‘Mecano Musical’ feels like a natural predecessor to the homey Spillage Fete / Bons microcosm, or even the likes of Pale Cocoon who were recording their own take around the same time.  It’s rare I’ll say it, but a genuine perfect record.  (NM / VG++)   

Show Credits
A1 Fragments
A2 Park Guell
A3 Chanson
A4 Instants Au Bord De La Mer
A5 Ritmos Del Fedayin
B1 Bel Canto
B2 Bolero Cubiste
B3 Nature Morte Aux Maracas
B4 Moment
B5 Dancing On My Sofa
B6 Mecano Musical
B7 Pluie Japonaise
B8 Note Bleue
B9 Petite Mélodie