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Jean-Jacques Perrey - Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline [LP]

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Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) was a pioneer of electronic pop music celebrated for his uniquely whimsical sampled soundworld, his groundbreaking style of rhythmic tape editing, and his early use of the Moog modular synthesizer.

Perrey was also the world's only virtuoso of the Ondioline, a remarkable French proto-synthesizer from the 1940s.

Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline focusses on this early period of Perrey's musical life, exploring his intimate relationship with this unusual and expressive instrument.

The compilation features never-before-released collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Dick Hyman, early arrangements from test pressings of beloved Perrey tunes, and cuts from highly collectible albums of early library music he recorded.

Also featured is a rare extended demonstration of the Ondioline, which receives its first commercial release.

A must for dedicated fans, and a vibrant introduction for new listeners, this release canvasses Perrey's unparalleled mastery of the Ondioline, points towards his later sample and Moog work, and illuminates a heretofore little-explored melancholy side to his recorded work.

Curated by long-time Perrey fan and recent collaborator Wally De Backer (Gotye), this is the first release on Forgotten Futures, a new record label set up by De Backer to excavate lost works by pioneering producers and musical instrument inventors.

* Never-before-released Ondioline cuts from Jean-Jacques Perrey's archive
* Curated by long-time Perrey fan and recent collaborator Wally De Backer (Gotye), this is the first release on his Forgotten Futures imprint
* Super rare tracks from early private press releases
* Meticulously restored and remastered from original sources
* Includes collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Dick Hyman
* Deluxe LP edition features a 36-page booklet with unreleased archival photos and an essay by Simon Reynolds (Retromania, Shock and Awe)
* Classic heavyweight tip-on style gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing
* Pressed on 100% virgin crystal clear vinyl

A1. La Vache et le Prisonnier main theme (excerpt) A2. Visa to the Stars (commercial arrangement) A3. Chicken on the Rocks A4. Danielle of Amsterdam A5. Cigale A6. L'ame des Poetes A7. Dandelion Wine A8. Barnyard in Orbit A9. Serenade a la Mule A10. Mars Reflector A11. Pioneers of the Stars (orchestra arrangement) B1. Ondioline demonstration - Introduction B2. Ondioline demonstration - French Horn B3. Ondioline demonstration - Bagpipes B4. Ondioline demonstration - Fagot B5. Ondioline demonstration - Bongos B6. Ondioline demonstration - Evocation of Cartoons B7. Ondioline demonstration - The Cat B8. Ondioline demonstration - Oboe B9. Ondioline demonstration - Banjo B10. Ondioline demonstration - Spinet B11. Ondioline demonstration - Clarinet B12. Ondioline demonstration - Mandolin B13. Ondioline demonstration - Cello B14. Ondioline demonstration - String Bass B15. Ondioline demonstration - Violin B16. Ondioline demonstration - Castanets B17. Ondioline demonstration - Castanets with Sound B18. Ondioline demonstration - Sounds with a Base of B and A B19. Ondioline demonstration - Sounds with a Base of C B20. Ondioline demonstration - Sounds with F and H B21. Ondioline demonstration - Percussion Without String B22. Ondioline demonstration - We Use the Letter D, Several Seconds B23. Ondioline demonstration - Special Effects with the String B24. Ondioline demonstration - The String with the D B25. Ondioline demonstration - Special Effects B26. Ondioline demonstration - Percussion with the D, Several Seconds B27. Ondioline demonstration - Final Message from Jean-Jacques

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