Prospective 21e Siècle

Prospective 21e Siècle

Profile:
French series devoted to electroacoustic and avant-garde music curated by François Bayle and Pierre Henry begun in 1967. It was notable for using on its covers the "Procédé Heliophore" which engraves patterns on aluminum foil that cause optical effects. Some later pressings replaced the foil with standard gray ink. Although the series was French, there are editions of some titles that were released in The Netherlands, England, Spain and Japan.
Editions from before 1972 are published by BIEM, after 1972 the rights society was SACEM.
Parent Label:
[l58423]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4 FE 8500 Ivo Malec Sigma / Cantate Pour Elle / Dahovi / Miniatures Pour Lewis Carroll(LP) Philips, Philips 4 FE 8500 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4 FE 8502 François Bayle The Bird, The Singer(LP) Philips, Philips 4 FE 8502 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4 FE 8504 Pierre Henry Variations For A Door And A Sigh(LP, Album) Philips, Philips 4 FE 8504 UK Unknown Sell This Version
09 119 CAA Xénakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xénakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient - Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1(Cass) Philips, Philips 09 119 CAA France 1967 Sell This Version
836 885 DSY Luc Ferrari Hétérozygote / J'ai Été Coupé(LP, Album) Philips 836 885 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836.887 Pierre Henry Voile D'Orphée I Et II / Entité / Spirale(LP) Philips, Philips 836.887 France 1969 Sell This Version
836.887 DSY Pierre Henry Voile D'Orphée I Et II / Entité / Spirale(LP) Philips 836.887 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836.889 DSY Bernard Parmegiani Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère(LP) Philips 836.889 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836.890 DSY Jean Guillou Visions Cosmiques - Improvisations Dédiées À L'équipage D'Apollo 8 (Album) 836.890 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836 891 DSY Ivo Malec Sigma / Cantate Pour Elle / Dahovi / Miniatures Pour Lewis Carroll(LP) Philips, Philips 836 891 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836 892 Pierre Henry La Noire À Soixante / Granulométrie(LP, Album, RE) Philips, Philips, Philips 836 892 France 1970 Sell This Version
836.892 DSY Pierre Henry La Noire À Soixante / Granulométrie (Album) 836.892 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
836 894 DSY Various Concert Collectif Du Groupe De Recherches Musicales De l'ORTF(LP, Comp) Philips 836 894 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836.895 DSY François Bayle L'Oiseau Chanteur 836.895 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
836 896 DSY Various Musique Électronique Norvégienne 836 896 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
836 897 DSY Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) 836 897 DSY France 1967 Sell This Version
836 898 DSY Pierre Henry Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir (Album) 836 898 DSY France 1967 Sell This Version
836 899 DSY Pierre Henry Le Voyage (D'Après Le Livre Des Morts Tibétain) (Album) 836 899 DSY France 1967 Sell This Version
836 899 DSY, 836.899 Pierre Henry Le Voyage (D'Après Le Livre Des Morts Tibétain)(LP, Album, 2nd) Philips 836 899 DSY, 836.899 France Unknown Sell This Version
836 990 DSY Ohana*, Kabeláč*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg Ohana*, Kabeláč*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg - 4 Études Chorégraphiques / 8 Inventions 836 990 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
836.991 DSY Stibilj*, Shinohara*, Schat*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg Stibilj*, Shinohara*, Schat*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Épervier De Ta Faiblesse / Alternances / Signalement (Comp) 836.991 DSY France 1970 Sell This Version
836 992 DSY Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Serocki* / Silvestrov* / Puig* Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Serocki* / Silvestrov* / Puig* - Continuum / Mystères / Provisoires Agglomérats (Comp) 836 992 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
836 993 DSY Various Shinohara / Boehmer / Koenig / Ponse(LP, Comp) Philips 836 993 DSY France Unknown Sell This Version
65 04 004 Ivo Malec Sigma / Cantate Pour Elle / Dahovi / Miniatures Pour Lewis Carroll(LP) Philips 65 04 004 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
6510 014 Pierre HenryMichel Colombier Pierre HenryMichel Colombier - Messe Pour Le Temps Présent(LP, Comp, RE) Philips, Philips 6510 014 France Unknown Sell This Version
6510 018 Pierre Schaeffer Le Trièdre Fertile(LP) Philips 6510 018 France 1978 Sell This Version
6521 001 Pierre Henry Apocalypse De Jean (Volume I) 6521 001 France 1970 Sell This Version
6521 002 Pierre Henry Apocalypse De Jean (Volume II) 6521 002 France 1970 Sell This Version
6521 003 Pierre Henry Apocalypse De Jean - Volume III(LP) Philips 6521 003 France Unknown Sell This Version
6521 006 Cohen Solal* / Canton* / Reibel* / Ferreyra* Cohen Solal* / Canton* / Reibel* / Ferreyra* - Shadoks / Voix Inouïes / Variations En Étoile / Médisances (LP, Album) Philips 6521 006 France Unknown Sell This Version
6521 016 François Bayle Jeîta Ou Murmure Des Eaux (Album) 6521 016 France 1970 Sell This Version
6521 017 Ivo Malec 3L (Album) 6521 017 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 020 Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Persephassa (Album) 6521 020 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 021 Pierre Schaeffer Étude Aux Objets - Étude Aux Allures - Étude Aux Sons Animés - Étude De Bruits - L'Oiseau RAI - Suite Quatorze 6521 021 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 022 Pierre Henry Mise En Musique Du Corticalart De Roger Lafosse 6521 022 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 025 Bernard Parmegiani Chronos(LP) Philips 6521 025 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 028 Dubravko Detoni Jugoslav Avant-Garde Music(LP) Philips 6521 028 France 1971 Sell This Version
6521 030 Les Percussions De Strasbourg East Meets West 6521 030 France 1972 Sell This Version
6521 031 Francis Miroglio, Les Percussions De Strasbourg Francis Miroglio, Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Extensions 2 (Album) 6521 031 France 1973 Sell This Version
6521 045 Xenakis* Persepolis 6521 045 France 1972 Sell This Version
6526 001 André Boucourechliev / Les Percussions De Strasbourg / Georges Pludermacher André Boucourechliev / Les Percussions De Strasbourg / Georges Pludermacher - Archipel 3 6526 001 France 1970 Sell This Version
6526 005 Various Japanese Electronic Music (Comp) 6526 005 France 1971 Sell This Version
6526 009 Elisabeth Chojnacka Clavecin 2.000 (Harpsichord / Cembalo 2.000) 6526 009 France Unknown Sell This Version
6526 017 Les Percussions De Strasbourg Americana 6526 017 France 1970 Sell This Version
6526 019 Les Percussions De Strasbourg Cycle / Jeux 6 6526 019 France 1970 Sell This Version
6740 001 Various Electronic Panorama: Paris, Tokyo, Utrecht, Warszawa(4xLP, Comp + Box) Philips 6740 001 France 1970 Sell This Version
6834 001 Les Percussions De Strasbourg 3 Inventions / Toccata (EP) 6834 001 France 1970 Sell This Version
837.923/25 LY Pierre Henry Apocalypse De Jean (Album) 837.923/25 LY France 1969 Sell This Version
6526 003/004/005/006 Various Electronic Panorama: Paris, Tokyo, Utrecht, Warszawa(4xLP, Comp + Box) Philips 6526 003/004/005/006 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
SFX-8570 Iannis Xenakis Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg Iannis Xenakis Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Persephassa(LP, RP) Philips SFX-8570 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SFX-8571 Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Serocki* / Silvestrov* / Puig* Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Serocki* / Silvestrov* / Puig* - Continuum / Mystères / Provisoires Agglomérats(LP) Philips SFX-8571 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SFX-8577 Les Percussions De Strasbourg East Meets West(LP, RP, Red) Philips SFX-8577 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SFX-8683 Iannis Xenakis Persepolis(LP, Album) Philips SFX-8683 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
X-5654 Stibilj*, Shinohara*, Schat*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg Stibilj*, Shinohara*, Schat*, Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Épervier De Ta Faiblesse / Alternances / Signalement(LP, Comp) Philips X-5654 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
X-7621 Francis Miroglio, Les Percussions De Strasbourg Francis Miroglio, Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Extensions 2(LP) Philips X-7621 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
X-8593 (6504 094) Iannis Xenakis Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg Iannis Xenakis Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Persephassa(LP) Philips X-8593 (6504 094) Japan 1972 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

November 24, 2016
Commonly known in collector's circles as the French Philips "Silver Series"
Prospective 21e Siècle was pretty much the French attempt to out-do Deutsche Grammophon's Avant Garde series!

Because of the complexity of the catalogue and different pressings I compiled a guide.

Ultima Thule online guide collated by Alan Freeman can be found here:
http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/reference/philips/p21s.html

See also: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/728724
dnbodi

dnbodi

November 2, 2016
Beautiful series, stunning artwork. Anyone a clue about the graphic designer?
mixmastermorris

mixmastermorris

January 22, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
This label is extremely collectible, due to the rarity of all the releases and especially the outstanding and highly distinctive quasi-holographic sleeve artwork.