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Jacques Thollot - Quand Le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter La Girafe A La Mer. CD (album) cover

QUAND LE SON DEVIENT AIGU, JETER LA GIRAFE A LA MER.

Jacques Thollot

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

2.60 | 9 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars Rounding it off to the upper star!!

First album from now-experimental instrumentalist (but mostly drummer/percussionist) Jacques Thollot, but this early 70's album is not representative of his classic phase second half of 70's era. This strangely titled album (roughly translating to throw the giraffe in the sea water, if the sound is too high-pitched) was released on the rare and experimental Futura label known for some very obscure and free form music coming from France. While the artwork gracing the cover is enticing and intriguing enough, the music is not exactly reflecting the hope raised by its cover, with some 15 instrumental tracks ranging from the short to the mid-length, a good deal of them featuring a sole instrument, but if often the drums, not necessarily a percussion instrument either, but piano and other keyboards as well.. There are some electronic noises and other bizarrenesses on some tracks, some can be a bit intriguing, others only interesting if you're a musician yourself.

It's hard to recommend this album to anyone, unless he's a fan to the musician's works, but even then such unbridled and totally unconventional music experiments, even if many or countless others albums sounds much more dissonant is impossible to take much. Anyway, this Giraffe album doesn't sound much like his more Zeuhlian mid-70's albums, which are much more recommendable.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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