RIP Ronald Shannon Jackson, one of the most powerfull drummer i never listened to.
After he played with Ornette Coleman, he created the band "The Decoding Society" mixing free, jazz and funk,
as well has been member of the famous quartet "Last Exit".
100 hours of music to listen for free at "Radio Drame", online by Jean Jacques Birgé, one of the former of the famous "Un Drame Musical Instantané" with Bernard Vitet (who flied away this last summer) and Françis Gorgé. This french collective band initiating in the late 70 the idea of "ciné-concert", was created with the idea to illustrate silent movies, creating new instruments, using radio and cinema sound sources, and hybridating rock, jazz, contemporary and speech music.
They created their own record label GRRR and published around 20 records under their name.
"Radio Drame" with lot of musicians as Vincent Segal, Antonin Tri-Hoang, Yuku Oshima, Eve Risser, Yves Robert, Philippe Deschepper, Alexandra Grimal, Edward Perraud, Sylvain Kassap, Aki Onda, Thuston Moore, Yoshihiro Hanno, Nicolas Clauss, Ravi Shardja, Sacha Gattino, Brigitte Lyregaard, Dominique Meens, and of course, Bernard Vitet, Françis Gorgé & Birgé themselves.
J.F. Ossang, cinéaste, créateur de revue, éditeur
et poète proche de ceux qui utilisent le cut-up, comme Claude Pélieu en France.
Il publie "De la destruction pure" en 1977 et chante au sein du groupe punk-industriel MKB.
Worried Song" – The Worried Ones’ anthem – is a cover of "It takes a
worried man" - a well-known American country & western song. "The North is protected" is read by Leif Elggren, w/Jean-Philippe Antoine on Minimoog. "Razor, boats & automobiles" begins with Leif Elggren playing
amplified haircutters. It segues into a mix of two compositions by
Jean-Philippe Antoine : "Transports en commun" and Squirrel Island Water
THE WORRIED ONES - LIVE AT LE 64
From the always mysterious surroundings of Firework Edition Records we
have here The Worried Ones, a duo (one-off?) of Jean-Philippe Antoine
and Leif Elggren. They named themselves after the well-known (their
words, not mine) American country & western song 'It Takes A
Worried Man' and that song opens the CD. It's sung, not rather well,
with the addition of rhythm machine. Then Elggren reads the text 'The
North Is Protected' which is followed by 'Razor, Boats &
Automobiles' which sees Elggren playing 'processed and amplified
haircutters'. It's not clear what Antoine is doing here - maybe he got
his head shaved? According to the cover 'it (being the former track -
fdw) segues into a mix of two compositions by Jean-Philippe Antoine:
'Transports En Commun' and 'Squirrel Island Water Music'. So, in all,
four pieces on this CD, except that the final piece is a re-run of the
first piece, but then a bit different. So, it's about the two pieces in
the middle. Elggren's spoken word piece has a feedback like sound in
the background, but the voice is quite loud; maybe this sort of spoken
word thing is not really my cup of tea. However the other piece,
'Razor, Boats & Automobiles', is one that I quite enjoyed. It has
an excellent raw drone quality, which is something we find more in the
work of Elggren (solo). It's music generated from some sort of action
which you can hear, but it also stands by itself quite good. It fades
over in the other two pieces at the same time, which has a totally
different character altogether, vaguely, dreamy and remotely sounding;
highly processed field recordings and bird twitter. An excellent piece
of music. Conclusion: another fine, yet highly mysterious release. (FdW) published by "Vital Weekly" - dec 2013
Coffret avec CD + 7 cartes + carré de feutre Edition limitée : 200 exemplaires numérotés