PublishedSat, 19 Mar 2016, 12:51
- Cosmic Machine, The Sequel is a collection of avant-garde electronics from the '70s and '80s.
Cosmic Machine, The Sequel will land on Because Music in May.
It's a follow-up to 2013's Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Through French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde, which showcased the country's psychedelic electronic sounds from the '70s. The Sequel goes a few years further into the future, incorporating cuts from the '80s as well. Compiled by French vinyl collector Olivier Carrié, AKA Uncle O, both collections aim to shed light on a scene that was overshadowed by its American and German counterparts at the time.
This wide-reaching second volume includes tracks from Roger Roger, one of the first composers to experiment with Moog synthesizers, as well as Arpadys, a cult act from the fringes of disco. The label's also landed cuts from Richard Pinhas's Heldon and Pascal Comelade for the collection. Elsewhere, Araxis, Queen Samantha, The Peppers and The Moonbirds contribute to the 22 track compilation, which deals heavily in retro sci-fi motifs.
1. Pascal Comelade - Mouvement Décomposé D’un Coup De Marteau
2. Stereo - Moonshine
3. Francis Lai - Young Freedom
4. Rosebud - Main Theme From More
5. Queen Samantha - Take A Chance
6. Nicolas Peyrac - Rite
7. Heldon - Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes
8. Roger Roger - Vadrouillard
9. Arpadys - Monkey Star
10. Video Liszt - Fade In Hong Kong
11. Pierre Porte - Love Is all
12. Richard Pinhas - Ruitor
13. Christophe - Harp Odyssey
14. Grand Prix - Grand Prix
15. The Peppers - Pepper Box
16. Joel Fajerman et Jan Yrssen - Asteroide
17. Moon Birds - Cristal N°3
18. Araxis - Thème D’Araxis
19. Anarchic System - Pop Corn
20. Georges Rodi - Indian Love Melody
21. Michel Magne - Signaux Codes Non Identifiés
22. Pierre Scharfer - Moins Banal (Interlude, Ou Impromptu)
Because Music will release Cosmic Music, The Sequel on May 20th, 2016.