SEMOOL Essais

by Mellow Records MMP403

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this title is OUT OF STOCK !!!

1971 - Mellow Records reissue: 2000

SEMOOL were a very obscure (and maybe short-lived)
French "stealthy" experimental project, that released
only one album Essais in 1971.
A very strange and mysteriously amazing one I always feel ...
the recording condition is very weird
(terribly patchy and cracked) and some can feel this be
neither rock nor music, but let me say, they played "rock"
nobody could have thought of Rock is rebellion.
Definitely they played rock.

Their noisy stuffs can be very close to another
Krautrock / experimental project
BLUMEN DES EXOTISCHEN EISES,
especially upon a noisy jam session
and a weird recording condition, and adventurous spirits.
This album can be split into eleven pieces,
and each of those has a mysterious personality.
From the first track "Essai 1", a mixture of noise,
clean guitar sounds, glittery tone dusts, and chill fuzz
can spring out aggressively.
Strange chorus upon the tape recorder into reverse
with messy condition, randomized and improvised
string section play, Oriental percussive dance tunes
(featuring keen flute, percussion,
unrealisable noise kicks) over crazy salty dead sea,
and smooth piano solos ... various sound elements
can be jammed into the album. However, each track
can be understood not as a song but a piece of loose
improvisational session.
Weird.

Not only Gérard TERRONÉS, the founder
of Futura Records, but also Mellow Records
that re-released their bizarre stuff ...
you all are great, good job dude!

Review by DamoXt7942
from www.progarchives.com

credits

released September 17, 2000

line-up

Gérard Terronés
production

Olivier Cauquil
guitar, piano

Philippe Martineau
guitar, percussion

Rémy Dédé Dréano
percussion

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