1971 - Mellow Records reissue: 1994
This is an album which offers fairly interesting jazz
flavoured krautrock - the sole effort from a mysterious
French project FILLE QUI MOUSSE by the look of it.
Clearly structured though, as it is unexpectedly ...
which means here we have some weird experimental
stuff embedded in two jazz rock respectively canterbury jams.
The fine opener Cantate Disparate reminds me of
Soft Machine and Gong in style, the drumming especially.
Much more accessible when comparing with the following
shorter excerpts which show freaked out finger experiments
on the piano or eastern and industrial coloured stuff where
they are getting close to a Faust approach.
Esplanade is the most challenging track most likely ...
a woman recites, accompanied by barking dogs and
then it evolves into an electronical excursion which
sounds like an extraterrestrian siren.
This probably might have inspired the Belgian newcomer
Magdalena Solis in some way.
It's a kind of magic ... really hard to escape from.
Résistance Instinctive follows with celestial piano
impressions and Transplantation definitely gets out
of control completely.
Finally on the extended L'eau Était Vitale they recollect
their jazz rocking quailities, this time featuring a violin.
Spot on if you are keen on a sound in the vein of Gong
or similar .. and do not have problems with some
freakish experiments appearing in between.
Review by Rivertree