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ARTIST
TITLE
Eclektronics
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BASTA 9113 BASTA 9113
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RELEASE DATE
6/17/2002

"The name Jean Jacques Perrey should be immediately familiar to electronic music fans, particularly those who are aware of the Moog synthesizer's golden age of the '60s and '70s, when Moog synthesizer records were plentiful in record stores. But unlike most of those LPs -- which usually covered other artists' tunes from the Beatles to Bacharach to Bach and beyond -- Perrey's albums were mostly filled with catchy, incredibly happy original tunes showcasing Perrey's wacky musical sense of humor. From 1966 to 1970, Perrey released four LPs for Vanguard -- two with arranger Kingsley, and two by himself as a solo artist. In addition to their records for Vanguard, during the early '60s, Perrey and Gershon Kingsley also created many commercials for radio and television. Around 1970, Perrey's contract with Vanguard ended, and he returned home to France. When Chazam became fascinated with Perrey's music, he sent a cassette of some of his own electronic music to Perrey, and proposed that they collaborate on an album. Perrey's reply was positive and said simply 'When, where and how?' Perrey joined Chazam in the studio, bringing his prepared tape loops (digitally loaded into his Kurzweil synthesizer/sampler), but bringing no actual tunes to record. Instead, he arrived with what he calls 'several cine-reels in my head.' These 'cine-reels,' as Perrey calls them, were little movies -- imaginary pictures and conceptual ideas that Perrey wanted to orchestrate with music. He would describe the feel of the music needed, and Chazam would come up with an appropriate rhythm track. David Chazam: 'This album was produced by a person who loves Jean Jacques' music -- me! I wanted to present his music with some nice modern technical tricks, but I also tried to recreate the classic analog sound of his Vanguard recordings. I wanted to help him create an album that I hoped would be timeless, and wouldn't sound dated many years from now.' Jean Jacques Perrey's music for Eclektronics is a perfect blend of the style of his classic '60s melodies blended with more modern, groove-oriented samples and production techniques."