Sep 18, 2008

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN "Face Aux Elements Dechaines" (FRA, 1985)

ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN, original member of R.I.O., are placed among the best avant rock bands ever. Formed in middleseventies by core members Ferdinand Richard (bass, voc), Guigou Chenevier (drums, sax, voc) and went through many saxophonists replacements until this fifth and last studio LP, which was made under Fred Frith production, by trio of Richard, Chenevier and Jo Thirrion (voc, org) who had joined band since 1981. The diminished jazz-impro character, and lower level complexity of compositions left many prog fans less satisfied... but fortunately, EFL, as a trio, they did it fine, and their moving towards 80`s minimalistic experimentation and post punk laconic aesthetics refreshed their approaching, something which didn`t happen with many of the avant- prog genre. Briefly, one more excellent Etron Fou LP, a real gem in the Review and Recommended records catalogues.

1 comment:

michaelDUSTdevil said...

this is fantastic!... thank you...