Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Avec Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Comme À La Radio
Label: Saravah – SH 10006, Saravah – SH 10.006 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Country: France Released: 1975 Genre: Jazz, Rock Style: Art Rock, Avantgarde, Contemporary Jazz
Much-loved, take-yer-breath-away collaboration between French free-folk power couple Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem together forming a fruitful allegiance with the prolific Art Ensemble Of Chicago on '69 LP Comme À La Radio. It's such a potent allegiance between these artists, a combining that's more than the sum of its parts, with the American free-jazz roots of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago nicely tempered against Areski's North-African influence and Fontaine's loose, arhythmic vocal poetry. It's a combination that could easily unravel yet each musician respects the space, letting the whole thing b r e a t h e. Seriously this stuff sucks you in to the point where its all you want to listen to (for me at least!), an entire sonic universe in itself. Untouchable LP! ('75 Shandar issue // Vinyl & Sleeve VG+).