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Artist: RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Title: Ame Debout
Format: LP
Label: Philip
Country: Brazil
Price: $21.00
“First-time vinyl reissue of two extraordinary documents from Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. Born from the tumult of the 68 riots in France, Ribeiro + Alpes defined a uniquely Gallic take on the progressive psychedelia of the time. This is ecstatic music fusing European medieval traditions with the contemporary free jazz of the era. Ribeiro, with her confrontational and surrealistic poetry, along with Patrice Moullets invented instruments, defined a genre unto themselves and created some of the most original music of the early 70s with these two masterpieces. Ame Debout breaks much new ground for 1971, with Alpes joined by Gong keyboardist Patrice Lemoine and his bassist brother Jean-Sébastien. Rather than trying to fuse recognizable musical styles with vocals, Ame Debout illustrates Alpess relationship with Ribeiro as something instantly more elemental and complicated. The music launches immediately into a radical sound world of acoustic guitar, bass, stabbing and soaring organ, scuttling percuphone, and celestial cosmophone. The album retains a repetition stretched across tracks and time that shifts ever so slightly but rarely responds directly to Ribeiros vocals. The bands instrumental work drifts hazily beneath Ribeiros swells, supporting her harmonically but never displaying enough ego to act as anything other than a platform for her existential angst, as if to conjure her id onto tape. These elements converge on Ame Debout, transforming a largely improvised combination of instrumentation and vocals into the utmost emotional expression. Included on the legendary NWW list. Remastered sound. One-time limited pressing of 500 copies.” - Philip.

Artist: RIBEIRO, CATHERINE & ALPES
Title: Paix
Format: LP
Label: Philip
Country: Brazil
Price: $21.00
“First-time vinyl reissue of two extraordinary documents from Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. Born from the tumult of the 68 riots in France, Ribeiro + Alpes defined a uniquely Gallic take on the progressive psychedelia of the time. This is ecstatic music fusing European medieval traditions with the contemporary free jazz of the era. Ribeiro, with her confrontational and surrealistic poetry, along with Patrice Moullets invented instruments, defined a genre unto themselves and created some of the most original music of the early 70s with these two masterpieces. Paix, released in 1972, is considered Catherine Ribeiro + Alpess masterpiece and rightfully so! The album marked a change in the musical direction of the band, evolving into a more cosmic sound achieved by way of much improvised propulsive energy. Paix floats, shrouded by a strong, uniquely medieval, Gallic folk influence. Composed mainly of two expansive suits, Paix delivers a unique amalgam of progressive, spacey instrumentals (due largely to Moullets homemade instruments: percuphone, cosmophone, and orgolia) standing in sharp contrast to Ribeiros severe yet hypnotic vocals, both seemingly informed by the same shadowy depths of feeling. It is on Paix that this collaboration reached its summit, producing some of Ribeiro and Moullets most haunting and passionate work. A landmark album FINALLY reissued on its original format. Included on the legendary NWW list. Remastered sound. One-time limited pressing of 500 copies.” - Philip.

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