Les Poules / Prairie Orange
Album: Prairie Orange   Collection:General
Artist:Les Poules   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Ambiances Magnetique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-16 Pull Date: 2003-08-18 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 17 Jul 27 Jul 13 Jun 29
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 05, 2003: Memory Select
Les Glaneuses [excerpt]
4. Jul 23, 2003: press and release
Les Glaneuses
2. Aug 15, 2003: Memory Select
Chaud - Froid
5. Jul 11, 2003: Memory Select
Chaud - Froid
3. Aug 14, 2003: Civil Society
Porte (Ouverte)
6. Jun 26, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
Tempete Bleue

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-09
(Say "lay pool".) Improv voice, sax, electronics, and percussion from three vets of the Quebec scene. (Yes, there's a big improv scene in Quebec - and was even before Godspeed You Longwinded Name came along). The sounds here are reluctantly parceled out - this is no out jazz - with small gestures the order of the day. Sometimes a bit creepy, other times farcical, always unusual. The synth especially is often on the farty, low-frequency burble setting. Vox are reminiscent of Jaap Blonk in gurgle mode, but without the urgency and extroversion. The standout tracks are:

4. Notable for its atypical "loudness" - an ominous rumble with sax
6. Two-note foundation is almost musical
8. Somewhat simian in sound
9. Slight metals-rubbing effect at beginning, then vocal and insectoid section, and back to metals

Track Listing
1. Ou Est L'est?   5. L'etroit Moustiquaire
2. Les Glaneuses   6. Porte (Ouverte)
3. Pluie Sur Les Fougeres   7. Chaud - Froid
4. Tempete Bleue   8. L'appel De La Marmotte
  9. Prairie Orange