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Pascal Comelade

"Degeneration Electronics 1974-1983 & First Bel Canto Orquestra Concert 1983"



Release: 2014
Status: Sold out
Pascal Comelade - Degeneration Electronics 1974-1983 & First Bel Canto Orquestra Concert 1983 5LP

Pascal Comelade is a French-Catalan musician, born in 1955 in Montpellier. Comelade began making strange cover songs of rock and easy listening standards with such instruments as singing saw, toy piano etc. He later developed anunconfoundable style, co-operated with artists like Robert Wyatt, Faust, Jac Berrocal, and PJ Harvey, and even has a tribute band in Japan, the Pascals.After living for several years in Barcelona in the early/mid 70's, he made his first album, "Fluences", influenced by electronic music and the group Heldon.Subsequently, his music has become more acoustic and is characterized by the sounds of toy instruments, used as solo-instruments and as an integral part of the sound of his group, the Bel Canto Orquestra.This Box is presents his earlier works with focus on his electronic tracks from 1974 to 1983 on LP 1 to LP 4 and includes his first concert with the Bel Canto Orquestra from 1983 on LP 5.

  • LP1 Fluence (1974/75) ‎– s/t (originally released as Lp on Pôle Records ‎– Pôle 0008 in 1975, lmtd 1000 copies)
  • LP2 Paralelo (originally released on Parasite, 1980 ‎– PAR 002, lmtd.1000)
  • LP3 Sentimientos (originally released as Lp on Dys ‎– DYS 05 in 1982, lmtd 500 copies)
  • LP4 A: Sequences Païennes (originally released as 7" on Parasite PAR001, 1979 / Ready-Made (originally released on Parasite PAR 004, 1980, lmtd 500 copies)
  • Lp4B: Irregular Organ / Musique Par Correspondance (originally released on "Precis de Decomposition Bruitiste", Tape, Parasite PAR006, 1983, lmtd 50 copies
  • Lp5A: Bel Canto Orquestra en concert, Montpellier, 28th of October 1983 (originally issued as Tape on Medamothi, 1983 and in 1985 (semi)-officially re-released on Ding Dong Records as "Dans la Cadre de Casino" with wrong track-titles)
  • Lp5B: Bel Canto Orquestra en concert (B1) / Slow Musics (B2-B3) (originally issued as Tape on Eurock / Parasite, 1981)
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InfraRot item number:9944.208
Label:Vinyl On Demand