Roland Bocquet ‎– Paradia

Cobra ‎– COB 37008
Vinyl, LP


A1 Fête 2:46
A2 Paradia 8:32
A3 Djerba 2:31
A4 La Suite D'Elsa 4:21
B1 La Marche Des Canards 2:10
B2 L'Abeille 3:43
B3 Exotique 4:40
B4 Bee Flat 2:31
B5 L'Allumette 0:07
B6 T'Aime Libanais 0:35

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Enregistré au [Recorded at] Studio Acousti.

[Uncredited] credits as per images and information on rear cover.

First edition via Sonopresse distribution (of which some copies are stickered with Carrere Distribution).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): COB 37008A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): COB 37008B
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Price Code: Ⓨ

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FD5020-LP Roland Bocquet Paradia(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Fifth Dimension (2) FD5020-LP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
FD5020-CD Roland Bocquet Paradia(CD, RE, Unofficial) Fifth Dimension (2) FD5020-CD Germany 2016 Sell This Version
B 60015 Roland Bocquet Paradia(LP, Album) Cobra B 60015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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January 16, 2016

Roland Bocquet who created this album has been the keyboard player for the French rock band CATHARSIS from the late 1960s to 1977. "Paradia" is his first solo album and there were more to come. “Paradia” is a mostly instrumental record with a very lightweight expression. Melodies and rhythms are quite gentle but sometimes take the one or another dramatic twist and turn. Bocquet mixes samba, flamenco, European folk and classics, chanson and dreamy space pop to achieve a music actually easy to access but with a long – lasting effect on the listener. I recall US composer and synthesizer pioneer Mort Garson whose 70s albums also had this light footed approach and caused a feeling of relief with the listener. Bocquet has a good hand in writing harmonies that feel familiar albeit fresh and exciting. One of his greatest talents. The movie playing in my head while listening to “Paradia” is a sheer explosion of light colors. I suppose Latin music fans and lovers of rather fluffy electronics from the late 1970s will be the main target group for this album but also friends of obscure movie soundtracks from bands like GOBLIN shall lend an ear or two to “Paradia”, for there are a few tunes with a rather mysterious atmosphere. You can only sit and listen and make your mind wander through the beautiful landscapes of sound and return to your reality enriched and enlightened.


October 28, 2013
A curious and very varied album by the leader of Catharsis. Aptly, a couple of the tracks on Paradia are a little Catharsis like, but mostly this is eclectic, eccentric and unclassifiable, fitting no genre. Typically French though, with touches of Pascale Comelade, ZNR, and soundtracky café music meets space-jazz even. There's an underlying humour in it too. In all, quaint and in a world of its own!