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Live, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A
1. Pataphonie

Side B
2. Structure Poubelle

Line-up / Musicians

- Pierre Demouron / bass
- André Viaud / guitar
- Gilles Rousseau / percussion
- Bernard Audureau / piano, organ

Releases information

LP Tapioca TP 10014 (1975)
A collection of live recordings from 1972-1976 released by the Pole Label

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(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (44%)
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Review by apps79
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1 stars French band Pataphonie was found in 1973 by André Viaud (guitars), Gilles Rousseau (drums, percussion) and Pierre Demouron (bass, double bass), joined a bit later by Alain Seve on saxes and pianist Bernard Audureau.While starting as a Jazz-Rock band, they soom transmitted into an Experimental Jazz act as shown in their self-titled release from 1975.''Patagonie'' contains two long recordings, released initially on Pole Records and a couple of years later by Tapioca, a short-lived label which bought out Pole Records.

Unfortunately to call this material music is simply an insult.The album contains two long experimental improvisations,one on each side of the LP, which start and continue for the most of its parts with a soundscape of silence interrupted constantly by sporadic guitar, piano and bass notes along with some very annoying percussion and obscure trippy noises.To search for any harmonic, cohesive or listenable piece among these minutes is totally meaningless.Even worse these notes are not connected, every member plays a short part, then suddenly stops and the next instrument comes over.A few minutes only by the end of each track see the band playing together, but still this is difficult improvisational Jazz musicianship, far from any sense of structure.

I think all the above words are the full description of this album.To even give it the lowest rate is some sort of an achievment, because this is not music, this is abstract noisy material.Avoid it.

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