2009 Jean-Pierre Massiera – Psychoses Discoïd (1976-1981)
Limited edition on 180 gr vinyl (includes download card).
Available as Vinyl+download, CD+download, or as download-only digital album.
This is the story of JEAN-PIERRE MASSIERA, the mastermind behind LES MALEDICTUS SOUND. Released in 1968, this album was his epiphany, produced with no artistic constraint or pressure to produce a hit. Man with a blurred artistic vision, he is an artist with not one plan, but many plans, whose career started with early 60’s French beat groups spread through the 70’s, 80’s and up to the present, where he now works in various French studios.
This is a work made of absurd blunts, delirious outtakes, outrageous A&R demands, rip offs, some unashamed (Daddy & Mama-Boney M), some obscure (Napoleon XIV) and of course, brilliant fuck-ups. A career made of loops, woops, of hits and misses.
CD & LP – 1. Toi qui rêve de baisers – SEX CONVENTION / 2. Indian Planet – HERMAN’S ROCKET / 3. Ma’ Jackson – MICKY & JOYCE / 4. Hanged in the Universe – HERMAN’S ROCKET / 5. Onomatopaeia – HUMAN EGG / 6. I got to Bahia – BRASA BRAZIL & HELENA / 7. Love Like This – HUMAN EGG / 8. Dies Irae Fuse – BARBED WIRE / 9. Mao Mao – THE STARLIGHTS /10. Daddy and Mama – J. JOYCE & CO / 11. Sad My Love – BARBARA POTTS /12. Love to Fly – VENUS GANG / 13. Hold up – MICKY & JOYCE
CD Bonus: #14 / LP Bonus: alternate version of #8. Dies Irae Fuse 80
« Left-handed gogo-pop, light Riviera romps and fright flick creep-o-rama veer into deep psyché-rock delirium, by slapstick-goofs and moments of melancholy. Check the tough-as-nails opener Kriminal theme, the grandiose yet catchy Concerto Genocide or the appropriately titled Stupidly Made in Gaulle. Alternately sad, silly and sublime, this is one charmingly deranged artifact. » Ruppert Bottenberg, Mirror
« Check out the low-brow vaudeville buffoonery, horror film kitsch, psychedelic organ vamps and high energy fuzz garage guitar all run back to back. Film noir soundtracks and bluesy jazz meet Zappa-esque rock absurdity and big band orchestrations around every corner. » Ian Danzig, Exclaim!