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ARTIST
TITLE
Paralelo
FORMAT
2LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BEC 5543159 BEC 5543159
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/1/2017

Because Music present the first reissue of Pascal Comelade's Paralelo, originally released in 1980. This first reissue identically features all the elements of the original version: the black and white sleeve with its painting made by Don Jacques Ciccolini, and all musical features popularized by Pascal Comelade (repetitive music, the concept of sequences, and continuous sound). Auto-produced on his own label Parasite, Comelade mainly uses one instrument for all parts of the album: an EMS/AKS synthesizer. Recorded on K7 and 2-track tape recorder Revox A77, Paralelo is the most representative album from Pascal Comelade's electronic times (1974/1981). A part from "Beyrouth 66", "Musique Ridicule", and "Erratum Musical", the album features a vocal loop (from English composer Gavin Bryars). This reissue comes as double-LP; the original version gets extended with the second vinyl. On the C side: "Séquences Païennes" are extracted from 1978 recording sessions, partially released on a 7" in 1979 and fully reissued in the six-CD boxset Rocanrolorama in 2016; On the D side: "15 Minutes de Sonoto-Luddisme", originally entitled "Musique par Correspondance" was recorded between Montpellier and London (1978-1981) with David Cunningham (member of the Flying Lizards and producer for Michael Nyman and This Heat). This musical track gets extended on more than 15 minutes that engrave the meeting between the two musicians. Gatefold sleeve; Includes CD.