Red Noise (3) ‎– Sarcelles - Lochères

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Cosmic Toilet Ditty 0:40
Caka Slow / Vertebrate Twist 4:25
Obsession Sexuelle N°1 0:30
Galactic Sewer-Song 4:05
Obsession Sexuelle N°2 0:15
Red Noise Live Au Café Des Sports 2:05
Existential-Import Of The Screw-Driver Eternity Twist 2:05
20 Mirror Mozarts Composing On Tea Bag And 1/2 Cup Bra 2:30
Red Noise En Direct Du Buffet De La Gare - 2e partie 2:20
À La Mémoire Du Rockeur Inconnu 0:35
Petit Précis D'Instruction Civique 0:35
Sarcelles C'Est L'Avenir 20:00

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RED 01, FUT 2018 Red Noise (3) Sarcelles - Lochères(LP, Album) Futura Records (2), Futura Records (2) RED 01, FUT 2018 France 1971 Sell This Version
FUTURA RED 01 Red Noise (3) Sarcelles - Lochères(CD, Album, RE) Futura Records (2) FUTURA RED 01 France 1996 Sell This Version
FUTURA RED 01 Red Noise (3) Sarcelles - Lochères(CD, Album, RE, RP) Futura Records (2) FUTURA RED 01 France 2009 Sell This Version
FFL004, RED01 Red Noise (3) Sarcelles - Lochères(LP, Album, RE) SouffleContinu Records, Futura Records (2) FFL004, RED01 France 2014 Sell This Version
FFL004, RED01 Red Noise (3) Sarcelles - Lochères(LP, Album, RE, Blu) SouffleContinu Records, Futura Records (2) FFL004, RED01 France 2014 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

February 12, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sarcelles - Lochères, LP, Album, RED 01, FUT 2018
Review from my Futura feature in Audion #46 (2002)...
Red Noise (alongside Fille Qui Mouse) were the "efants terribiles" of the Paris underground scene, they were radical and groundbreaking in almost every sense of the word. Right from the opening track, where it seems we're being confronted by some drunken Parisian revellers, this album shouts at the listener - good and loud. During their lengthy history Red Noise featured many of the key figures in the Paris underground, but on 28 November 1970 they consisted of: Patrick Vian (lead guitar, vocals), Jean-Claude Cenci (saxes, flute, vocals), Daniel Geoffroy (bass, vocals), Philip Barry (drums, guitar, vocals) + John Livengood (organ), Austin Blue (percussion).
Right from the start, Cosmic Toilet Ditty aptly provides some claustrophobic toilet theatrics, and being told "Don't forget to wash your hands listeners!" you know this is going to be a fun ride. Caka Slow is some sort of drunken chant at a late-night Parisian Brasserie, "???... le flic, le flic... ???" (French lessons needed!) with a few surprises thrown in, notably the credited Vertebrate Twist, which sounds like a really funny Barrett era Pink Floyd creation, and the declaration that "the Eiffel Tower is just a phallic symbol". This complex 4 minute creation ends with the famous "Toilet Song". The two Obsession Sexuelle ditties are mad multi-saxophone montages created by Jean-Claude Cenci, acting as sharp contrasts. But, talking of contrasts, that's what Red Noise was all about, with Galactic
Sewer-Song being totally obscene lyrically at the start, after which we're told to "vacuum clean your mind, and her dirty thoughts" before moving into what becomes apparent as the Red Noise sound: a hybrid of East Of Eden type psychedelic rock-jazz, with notable hints of Captain Beefheart or Etron Fou in the rhythmic structure, all knotted together with the accent on fun. Contrasting again, Red Noise Live Au Café Des Sports and Red Noise En Direct Du Buffet De La Gare are both sleazy jazz numbers, as if we were witnessing John Coltrane and Sun Ra in some smoke-filled jazz club in the 60's, whereas
Existential-Import... has us falling asleep with a very restrained guitarist, followed by 20 Mirror Mozarts Composing On Tea Bag And ½ Cup Bra which has us in the rock groove again... "cha, cha, cha..." and we're asked "What is Cabbage Fruit (or something indecipherable) ?" before moving into a psychedelic jam, which is all too short. Side 1 then ends with a totally odd varispeed sax and drums ditty.
Petit Précis D'instruction Civique seems to be instructing us on how to live the Red Noise way (French lessons needed again!) before we head into the album's magnum-opus: Sarcelles C'est L'avenir which freaks-out in the manner of Arzachel or Pink Floyd in "overdrive" mode. The little freak-outs from side 1 all get given their due space here. This is one of those feasibly infinite jams, that could forever spiral on, twisting and turning, propelled by an extraordinary rhythm section, superb organ (from John Livengood) to the rear, guitar(s) on one channel, and wild sax on the other, reaching heights only ever paralleled by things like Tangerine Dream's Electronic Meditation or Arzachel's Metempsychosis, especially when it all breaks-up with howling voices joining-in (circa 16 minutes) building again to a furious drive. A sizzler!
thedickinside

thedickinside

December 7, 2013
referencing Sarcelles - Lochères, LP, Album, RED 01, FUT 2018
There's a whole bunch of great avant rock albums on Futura which would benefit from deluxe vinyl reissues (which would be appreciated for this album!). Check out the releases by Semool, Jacques Thollot and the excellent Jean Guerin on the label too. Oh and not forgetting Fille Qui Mousse.