L'Empire Des Sons ‎– L'Empire Des Sons
L'Empire Des Sons ‎– L'Empire Des Sons

L'Empire Des Sons ‎– L'Empire Des Sons

Regular price $100.00 Sale

Label: Not On Label – 356 257
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1986
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Avantgarde, Prog Rock, Lounge

An expansive all-genre multi-fusion from mysterious French underground group L’Empire des Sons.

Can’t find much information anywhere about this very short-lived group, apart from the fact they were based in the small city of Saint-Étienne, recorded in the 80’s and only managed to finance and self-release this one self-titled LP.  It’s a struggle to believe as they’re clearly accomplished musicians.  Through an amalgamation of traditionally French lounge music, ethnic percussion and minimalist avant chamber pop, the group create an immersive dreamlike microcosm.  The classical touchstones of minimalism are present, repetitive Reichian / Philip Glass-style percussive patterns interlock with avant-jazz flourishes, instantly recalling that incredible Nyssa Music LP, Midori Takada’s work with Mkwaju Ensemble or Polish percussive giants Osjan.  It’s rare to hear such an ambitious and bravely wide-ranging style of music executed with such ease.  Monster LP.  (NM/NM)

A1 Venise
A2 Mais Où Est Donc Ornicar ?
A3 Antilope
A4 Celles De La Haute Mer
A5 Opium
B1 Voyage Autour De Ma Tête
B2 Le Trapéziste
B3 Moitié Panthère
B4 L'Année De La Comète
B5 Quand Nos Pères Étaient Des Poissons