Archaïa ‎– Archaïa

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Choravox ‎– CC 77.976
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Recorded and mixed at studio Archaïa, Aug. 1977.
- Fully Laminated single sleeve
- Choravox (Record Company) on spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A : Etched): CC77976A, 1A(strikethrough)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B : Etched): CC77976B, 1B(strikethrough)
  • Matrix / Runout (Both - Logo of Pressing Company (Stamped)): AREACEM

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PAPAAVER 001 Archaïa Archaïa(LP, Album, Ltd) Papaaver Records PAPAAVER 001 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
PAPAAVER 001 Archaïa Archaïa(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Papaaver Records PAPAAVER 001 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
SOLEIL ZEUHL 01, SZ 01 Archaïa Archaïa(CD, Album, RE, RM) Soleil Zeuhl, Soleil Zeuhl SOLEIL ZEUHL 01, SZ 01 France 1998 Sell This Version

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music_emporium

October 10, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
This trio made a legendary album that is seriously rare these days. In fact their sound is not too far
removed from Arachnoid, specialising in anguished atmospheres. Archaïa had more zeuhl-elements in their
music and strange, chanting vocals, though. Also of note is the use of percussion rather than drums and
some tasty distorted guitars. Reasonably interesting overall, this album still isn't worth the astronomical
price tag dealers ask for. 1,000 copies were pressed, but reputedly half of them were destroyed (probably
because they didn't manage to sell them). Michel Munier commited suicide three years later.
music_emporium

music_emporium

October 10, 2012
This bizarrely unorthodox record is as rare as it sounds. Archaia ditched a traditional rhythm section, instead using various percussion and churning bass as the nuts and bolts, as synths ranging from crude to aggressive, nonsensical vocals and sharply fuzzed guitars saturate the remaining space in order to take you far the hell away. Limited comparisons can be drawn to the bass-heavy ritualistic alienation of Magma, the deep-space synth atmospheres of Heldon and the spontaneous insubordination of The Residents. There's something esoteric and beguiling about this record. Certain points reach a level that will leave you utterly estranged.