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Semool - Essais flac album
Title:
Essais
Performer:
Semool
Style:
Experimental, Free Improvisation
Released:
Country:
FLAC album size:
1742 mb
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Rating:
4.6 ✪

Essais ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle). Semool were a trio of: Philippe Martineau (guitar, percussion), Olivier Caquil (guitar, piano) and Rémy Dédé (percussion) who seem to have collated their album of sketches piecemeal over the period of January 1969 to March 1971. Generally mid to low-fi, no doubt due to much multi-tracking (bouncing channels) at a low-budget studio, it is nonetheless fresh and engaging avant-garde, sometimes sounding almost proto-Nurse With Wound, sometimes Satie-Stockhausen like the NWW related Sema, and when most abstract I hear elements of improv Henry Cow.

Semool biography SEMOOL were an obscure three-piece French experimental session project schemed by G�rard TERRON�S, the founder of a French avantgarde label Futura Records. It's said the members were Philippe MARTINEAU (guitar, percussion), Olivier CAUQUIL (guitar, piano), and R�my D�d� DR�ANO (percussion). They released one and only album 'Essais', produced by G�rard, in 1971 via Son Records (a subsidiary of Futura Records), and disappeared all too soon. Essais' was re-released in 2000 via an Italian progressive rock label Mellow Records

Souffle Continu Records. LP - Souffle Continu Records 006LTDLP).

Essais has been added to your Cart. Semool were a French trio - Philippe Martineau, Olivier Cauquil & Rémy Dédé Dréano. Their sole LP "Essais" was recorded in Paris between January 69 + March 71 + released on the French label Futura; the LP was produced by Futura head honcho Gérard Terronés

Gerard Terrones: Producer Phol Front de Mer: Artwork Philippe Martineau: Guitar, Percussion Olivier Cauquil: Guitar, Piano Rémy Dédé Dréano: Percussion. View All . Dig-Deeper.

Semool - essais (col). Third in a series of ten reissues of the cult French underground Futura label. Semool were the trio of Philippe Martineau, Olivier Cauquil and Rémy Dédé Dreano. They recorded 'Essais' between 1969 and 1971. This is a foggy lo-fi psychedelic alien trip with echoes of Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath drowned in oceans of heavy delay and acid guitars. This high quality reissue is fully licenced by Gerard Terrones.

Tracklist

A1 Essai 1
A2 Essai 2
A3 Essai 3
A4 Essai 4
A5 Essai 5
B1 Essai 6
B2 Essai 7
B3 Essai 8
B4 Essai 9
B5 Essai 10
B6 Essai 11

Credits

  • Composed By [Compositions], Performer [Interprétation] – Semool
  • Cover – Phol Front de Mer
  • Guitar, Percussion – Philippe Martineau
  • Guitar, Piano – Olivier Cauquil
  • Percussion – Rémy Dédé Dréano
  • Producer – Gérard Terronés*

Notes

Recorded at rue Saint-Maur in Paris between January 69 and March 71.

Made in France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): FUT 2013 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): FUT 2013 B
  • Other (Droits Réservés): D.R.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FFL006C, FUTURA SON 02 Semool Essais ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) SouffleContinu Records, Futura Records FFL006C, FUTURA SON 02 France 2015
MMP 403 Semool Essais ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mellow Records MMP 403 Italy 2000
FFL006, SON 02 Semool Essais ‎(LP, Album, RE) SouffleContinu Records, Futura Records FFL006, SON 02 France 2015


Reviews:
  • Frdi
Review from my Futura feature in Audion #46 (2002)...So obscure, abstract and of the under-underground, we originally thought that Semool were some sort of free-jazz (based on what one person taped us), but no - Semool were psychedelic avant-garde, with a guitarist often intent on copying Syd Barrett guitar lines.Semool were a trio of: Philippe Martineau (guitar, percussion), Olivier Caquil (guitar, piano) and Rémy Dédé (percussion) who seem to have collated their album of sketches piecemeal over the period of January 1969 to March 1971. Generally mid to low-fi, no doubt due to much multi-tracking (bouncing channels) at a low-budget studio, it is nonetheless fresh and engaging avant-garde, sometimes sounding almost proto-Nurse With Wound, sometimes Satie-Stockhausen like the NWW related Sema, and when most abstract I hear elements of improv Henry Cow. Yet this is way before all that, with much in the way of explorative tape delay, collage and such-like.The eleven tracks are rather unimaginatively titled Essais 1 through to Essais 11, but that belies the imagination in the music, which is very explorative, and impossible to pin down. I guess they were at a loss as to what to call it all!