POPERA COSMIC - LES ESCLAVES

POPERA COSMIC - LES ESCLAVES

LP (12"/10" Album)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: FINDERS KEEPERS

Release date: 07/09/2018

Barcode:

Catalog no.: FKRLP0000096

Item ID: 466143

For the few people lucky enough to have heard the entire album in the five decades since its release, the mythical Popera Cosmic LP is now considered to be France's first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint for the hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed - including Serge Gainsbourg's 'Histoire De Melody Nelson' and Gérard Manset's 'La Mort D'Orion'. Spearheaded by François Wertheimer (songwriter for Vangelis, Barbara and BYG Records), composed with future Jodorowsky soundtracked and genius all-rounder Guy Skornik, and based on an embryonic concept co-conspired by a teenage Jean Michel-Jarre, this instantly deleted 1969 recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection. With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helped shape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressed instrumentals by members of Space Art, some of the best orch rock arrangements by William Sheller (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator Paul Piot (Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend Serge Franklin - all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known to prog aficionados as Alice.
Subtitled 'Les Esclaves', this street theatre/rock opera (influenced by the work of Julien Beck's Living Theatre) now celebrates its 50th birthday standing firmly as a sonic tome to the birth of the no-no era (that rebuked France's yé-yé hamster wheel) leading directly to the thematic progressive network of Wakhévitch, Manset and Magma while comprising an inter-Gallic intergalactic super group from the early annals of France's pop psych revolution. Imagine a rock opera where the cast of 'Mister Freedom' perform 'Clash Of The Titans' at the foot of 'The Holy Mountain' - then pinch yourself...

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More on the FINDERS KEEPERS label...


VANNIER, JEAN CLAUDE - ELECTRO RAPIDE

VANNIER, JEAN CLAUDE - ELECTRO RAPIDE

A collection of rare and unreleased archive material from the studio vaults of the legendary French orchestral pop composer, taken from the period before and during his revered creative period with Serge Gainsbourg.

 

IACOUCCI, GERARDO - LE AVVENTURE

As a result of the best efforts of secretive archivists and DJ's as well as the overprotective force field that surrounds the clandestine world of Italian library music, the commanding experimental psychedelic pop music made singlehandedly by this early pioneer of the ... read more »

 

SPENCE, SAM - SAM SPENCE SOUNDS

SPENCE, SAM - SAM SPENCE SOUNDS

Vintage voltage from the NFL's first man in Munich. Infectious 'Sam Spence Sounds' from this Kuckuck stalwart. Born in San Francisco in 1927 Samuel Lloyd Spence is a peculiar piece in the komplicated krautrock puzzle. As an American ex-pat working in a community of German ... read more »

 

JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO - EL TOPO O.S.T.

JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO - EL TOPO O.S.T.

Presented here as part of a dedicated series of Jodorowsky's ABKCO film scores, Finders Keepers bring you the score to the ultimate midnight movie and spiritual pseudo western an album that marks the exact pinprick where Alejandro Jodorowsky's legacy first bled into the ... read more »

 

KAYNATAN, GÖKÇEN - GÖKÇEN KAYNATAN

KAYNATAN, GÖKÇEN - GÖKÇEN KAYNATAN

The missing component in the history of Turkish pop and one of the earliest exponents of Turkish electronic music alongside Ilhan Mimaroglu and Bülent Arel, Gökçen Kaynatan electrified the rock and roll scene of the late '50s/early '60s -sending teenagers ... read more »

 

BIXIO/FRIZZI/TEMPERA - MAGNETIC SYSTEMS

Masterminded in the mid-'70s, at the apex of Italian film music's most exciting transitional period, 'The Magnetic System' was created to encapsulate the combined efforts of three of the country's most prolific and adventurous soundtrack composers in an attempt to retarget ... read more »

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.