Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hellebore : IL Y A Des Jours

Hellebore's only release, from '84. Sound firmly in the tradition of classic second-wave RIO groups. One of many groups guitarist and keyboardist Denis Tagu played in the 80's (the others were Look De Bouk, Toupidek Lemonade, Szentendre). All instrumentals. Similar to, say, Look De Bouk, the music is deceivingly effortless at the surface, moving from simple to complex and back with ease. Some other references could be Etron Fou, even This Heat. This is one of those albums that mature with time into hidden classics, personal favourites. Also sports one of the best covers of all time, courtesy of the Biota/Mnemonists visual department.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one, I can see what you mean about it growing on you...

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good post. I always wanted to hear the full album.

mck

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really liking this.

Thanks for posting it and introducing them!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Sean Moore said...

Fantastic! Love the whole tone guitar figures on the opening cut. Thanks for sharing!

6:27 PM  

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