Vannier, Jean-Claude / Electro Rapide
Album: Electro Rapide   Collection:General
Artist: Vannier, Jean-Claude   Added:Nov 2011
Label: B-Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-04 Pull Date: 2012-02-05
Week Ending: Feb 5 Jan 22 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 23, 2022: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Bombarde Lamentation
4. Feb 05, 2012: no voices aloud
La Girafe Au Ballon
2. Mar 03, 2021: Some Songs Without Words
L?Ours Paresseux
5. Jan 29, 2012: No Voices Aloud
Saturnin Vaca Vaca
3. Jul 21, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Saturnin Vaca Vaca
6. Jan 19, 2012: The Songsmtih Show
Saturnin Vaca Vaca

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-11-26
Frenchman Jean-Claude Vannier has been making music since the late ’60’s. He has done both film and television scores and this release is a collection of rare and unreleased instrumental works taken from the late ’60’s / early ’70’s. Vannier is a contemporary of singer / songwriter legend Serge Gainsbourg, with whom he collaborated with on the 1971 release Historie de Melody Nelson. Lots of instrumentation here including drums, sax, flute, keys, tuba, guitar, bass, etc. Fantastic stuff. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11.

1. (2:17) Mid. Bagpipes, piano swirling, ominous, dark and delicious.
2. *(2:03) Fast. Big bass drum pounding, wailing sax, tambourine, flute. Jungle flavorings. Killer.
3. *(2:28) Slow / Mid. Lo-fi-ish, retro ’70’s film score-like. Guitar, bass, flute, drums. Velvety coolness.
4. (1:33) Slow / Mid. Percussion a-plenty with tuba, flute. Film-noir.
5. *(1:52) Mid. Toy piano? Glockenspiel? something childish and fun. Plodding beat, a bit dark and mysterious. Eastern Euro flair.
6. (1:18) Slow / Mid. Plucked strings, marimba, horn. Short, sweet and sparse.
7. *(1:58) Mid. Carnival time, almost Mexicali. Plodding beat, some key instrument? with an insane quick finish.
8. (0:55) Slow. Intro of voices, then a short, classical filmic piece.
9. *(1:51) Mid. Dreamy, psychic with lots going on: flute, drums, bass, cello? xylophone? Cool.
10. *(1:59) Mid. March with fingersnaps, female vocals, some percussion slide thingy. Very sparse and great.
11. *(2:14) Mid. Upbeat and fun with horn, drums, guitar.
12. (1:18) Mid. ’60’s psyche, with keyboard, drum-driven.
13. (1:39) Mid. Keys, big, big tuba? French horn? Interesting mix.
14. (1:06) MId. Reprise of song #1, swirling piano and bagpipes.

Track Listing
1. Bombarde Lamentation   8. La Douleur De L'orchestre
2. L?Ours Paresseux   9. Theme 504
3. La Girafe Au Ballon   10. Le Ballet Des Accoucheuses
4. Claquez Klaxons   11. Road To Cuba
5. Saturnin Vaca Vaca   12. Je M'appelle Geraldine
6. L'automne À Barbès Rochechouart   13. L?Éléphant Équilibriste
7. Crocodiles   14. Bombarde Lamentation (Reprise)