Tuesday, 13 February 2007
I had not heard of Jacques Doyen, who is reciting some poems on this French E.P., but some of the other names on this record I did know. Edgar Poe, Jean Cocteau and most of all Jacques Lasry. Not the kind of names that I find on one and the same record every day.
I have other records of Jacques Lasry, where he plays some strange and intriguing percussion, together with a guy called Baschet. There is some of that percussion on this record too, but not as much as I hoped for. Baschet is also mentioned on the sleeve of this E.P., but my French is not good enough to find out which of the sounds he is making. (Polyphonie?!) For the people who do understand French, here is the complete text:
For all the others I choose the track with the most percussion and the least French. It is a poem by Jean Cocteau, called Batterie.