Ame Son ‎– Catalyse

Byg Records ‎– 529 324
Actuel – 24
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress


A1a Seventh Time Key
A1b I Just Want To Say 6:13
A2a Eclosion
A2b Marie Aux Quatre Vents 6:48
A3a Coeur Fou
A3b La Globule
A3c Le Mal Sonne 6:58
B1a Reborn This Morning On The Way Of...
B1b Unity 6:40
B2a A Coup De Hache
B2b Les Sables Mouvants 6:30
B3a Hein, Quant A Toi
B3b Comme Est Morte L'Evocation
B3c Hommage 8:48



Patrick Fontaine credited under the pseudo "Emanos".

Second pressing with black labels and SACEM copyrights

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  • Rights Society: SACEM

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
529.324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album) Byg Records 529.324 France 1970 Sell This Version
LPS102 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS102 Spain 2011 Sell This Version
14823, 14 823 Ame Son «Catalyse»(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music, Spalax Music 14823, 14 823 France 1994 Sell This Version
GET 324 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RE) Get Back GET 324 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
03512 Ame Son Catalyse(LP, Album, RE) Soundvision (4) 03512 Europe 2013 Sell This Version


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August 16, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Ame Son was once Daevid Allen's when he was denied entry back into England. The band was, from my understanding called Bananamoon at the time, and had nothing to do with the all-star lineup that recorded the album by that name in 1971 (aside from Daevid Allen, naturally). The band was changed to Ame Son after the departure of Allen, and they struck a deal with BYG/Actuel. Unsurprisingly, the music isn't too different from that of Gong. Similar type of psychedelia, with vocals that sound just like Allen, except the vocals are in French and English, and nothing sung about Pot Head Pixies and the like. Plus flute is dominate, no sax. It seems that BYG/Actuel wasn't the most reputable of record labels. The vinyl isn't the best of pressing, and they had a habit of mistyping names and song titles. Plus my pressing, a first pressing with the "BIEM" rights was missing "Reborn This Morning On the Way Of.../Unity", although both the album and label states the song is there, meaning side two actually starts with "A Coup de Hache/Le Sable Mouvants". I have no idea if later pressings (with the "SACEM" rights) or the German pressing on Metronome included it (turns out the German pressing on Metronome actually features the track in question, meaning I should seek out that one). Regardless it's still a decent example of psychedelia, although it's obvious to anyone the production isn't that great. Still I recommend this album, particularly to Gong fans.

Update: looks like the later orange label pressing still is missing "Reborn This Morning...".