Marc Hollander, Aksak Maboul ‎– Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine.
Marc Hollander, Aksak Maboul ‎– Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine.

Marc Hollander, Aksak Maboul ‎– Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine.

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Label: Crammed Discs ‎– CRAM 011
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Belgium
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Art Rock, Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz

A rare perfect album that you could crawl inside and never leave, existing entirely alone on an island free from the strangle-like grip of preconceived genres - Marc Hollander / Aksak Maboul's widely-heralded 1977 treasure Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine.  Originally conceived on the short-lived yet disproportionately influential Kamikaze imprint, the cold-fusion of pan-european, ethnographic, proto-everything styles debuted here planted the seed that would grow into the vital Crammed Discs imprint.  There's SO many reference points entwined it's daunting, an amalgamation of feral free-jazz, classic american minimalism (echoes of Phillip Glass on' Mastoul Alakefak'??), premonitory detroit-esque drum machine techno, romantic Satie / Debussy impressionism, breezy Parisian cafe culture, hypnotic eastern-referencing hand-drumming, and MORE.  A ambitious compound of so, so much, executed to perfection to reveal more of itself every time.  If this is your first introduction, I seriously envy you.  All-timer - no comparison.  ('81 Crammed version // Vinyl NM / Sleeve VG++).