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ARTIST
TITLE
Barricades 3
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RER ZNR 1 RER ZNR 1
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/1/1995

Featuring: Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille. With: Patrick Portella, Andre Jaume, David Reuff, Harvey Neneux. "This disk features Hector Zazou, arguably the most bizarre of French contemporary musicians, playing predominantly electric piano and chromelodion (the tube-version precursor to the modern synthesizer), and partner Joseph Racaille on acoustic piano. Both share songwriting duties and vocals, the latter of which at times are so overdriven and messed-up that they create an ironic disparity to the seemingly Satie-like atmosphere. While the overall feel is delicate, it is nonetheless difficult to characterize this music as 'chamber rock' of any sort because the tension and energy are more immediate and overwhelming, spawned by an almost naive sense of quiet destruction of forms. This disk is highly idiosyncratic, immaculately realised and performed, and an absolute landmark in terms of stylistic thought. Barricades 3 has stood up to the test of time better than almost anything else. It remains as startling and mystifying as the day it was first released on vinyl in 1977."