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Catalogue ‎– Pénétration (1982)


Francuską grupę Catalogue założył w 1979 roku trębacz, wokalista i kompozytor Jac Berrocal, któremu zdecydowali się towarzyszyć w projekcie dwaj dobrze znani we francuskim światku muzyki eksperymentalnej muzycy: gitarzysta Jean-François Pauvros oraz znany z zespołów Lard Free i Urban Sax multiinstrumentalista Gilbert Artman. Album "Pénétration" nagrali na żywo w ciągu dwóch dni podczas pobytu w Szwajcarii, swobodnie poruszając się w rejonach free jazzu, post-punka, no wave i kto wie czego jeszcze. Muzyka nie najłatwiejsza w odbiorze, ale warta poeksperymentowania.


Catalogue is a French music collective formed in the late 70's by Jacques Berrocal; trumpetist, vocalist and one of a kind performer of the French underground scene. Berrocal started his career in the early 70's. His music crosses many genres like free-jazz, rock’n’roll, sound poetry and concrete music. This original and unusual mixture was also the perfect soil for a collaboration with Nurse with Wound in the early 80's. In Catalogue Berrocal is joined by Jean Francois Pauvros; one of the first French guitarists to develop a free and intuitive style that goes across any category. Pauvros has been working with ao. Arto Lindsay, Keiji Haino, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee and even got proposed by La Monte Young to participate on one of his projects. The meeting of Berrocal and Pauvros was determinating for the cristallisation of Catalogue. They both shared an anarchic vision which was the blueprint for the groups uncompromising existence. Catalogue's first LP "Live in Antwerpen 1978" included several other 'occasional' musicians but the real formation came into existence when drummer Gilbert Artman (of Lard Free fame and mastermind behind Urban Sax) joined in. With this trio Catalogue brought some highly controversial, proposterous and incandescent work; live and on record (cfr.'Penetration' 2LP released by the Suisse label Hat Hut in 1982). Due to this reputation the group didn't fit in any category and thus remained fairly obscure and underestimated till today. (metaphon)

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