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ART MOULU TREFIN was formed in Grenoble, France in 1983, later they shortened their name to ART MOULU. The leader of the band was sax player Olivier Masson. At the time the band was made up of Masson on sax, Jean Francois Welter on drums, Maurice Ott on vocals, and Luc Felman and Richard Antez on percussion. Between their inception and 1988, the band gave several concerts in Grenoble and Switzerland. In 1985 the band recorded their first tape and in May of that same year they played at the Festival Hors Gabarit in Neuchatel. Still under the name ART MOULU TREFIN, in 1986 they released the track C'est bon la viande! on the Re Records Quarterly Vol.1 No.4 compilation, and in 1987 the track Ayayaie Moment was featured on the Douze Pour Un Vol. 2 compilation LP released by the Ayaa Records label. In 1989 ex ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN keyboard player Jo Thirion joined the band, and in 1990 they released their only, eponymous CD on the Italian label Osto Records. The disk folows very much in the same R.I.O. vein as EFL in terms of both sound and spirit. Chris Cutler later re-released the CD on his ReR Records label.

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Art Moulu RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by progadicto

3 stars As an example of the most classic side of avant garde, Art Moulu music is like clockwork. Very complex rhythmical sections are the perfect background for sax and keyboards impros, experiments and solos which build a strange, excentric and obscure piece of music leaded by the impressive work of Jo Thirion on vocals.

Not much surprises on the 11 tracks of the album perhaps there are some great songs such as the opener "Les Reines Du Porno" full of constant and surprising changes; the complex and twisted "Méat Coule Pas"; "Chanson Puor Le Travail", a piece which even reminds me some of the minimalist works made by Robert Fripp on "The League Of Gentlemen"; and "Le Parolier Et La Part Au Lion", an excentric, dark and hard piece that will be a delight for any RIO fan.

Even when most of the songs are aligned with pure avant garde, following the formulas of the genre, this highlights mark the difference into this underrated album and turns this release a piece of colection for any prog music fan. 3+*...

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