I got this today. Anyone else got it? Definitely worth hearing. I don't like the progginess of it, but the strings n choirs and stuff are awesome! Not as good as the Gainsbourg stuff he worked on, though.
"The debut release from Finders Keepers Records, we present the seminal 1972 album from Serge Gainsbourgâ€™s right-hand man Jean-Claude Vannier. Recorded during the same sessions as Gainsbourgâ€™s highly acclaimed masterpiece "Melody Nelson" it follows in a similar avant-garde rock-opera vein. "Lâ€™Enfant Assasin Des Mouches" (The Child Fly-Killer) is a supernatural tale written by Gainsbourg depicting the journey of the young child travelling through a nightmarish "Fly Kingdom". Vannier narrates the story with sparse music concrete sounds coupled with choirs, funky beats, cowbells, wah-wah guitars and ethnic strings. Comparisons could be made with some of Frank Zappaâ€™s "Hot Rats" material and Alain Goraguerâ€™s creepy "Le Planet Sauvage".
At the time this was released as a promo only in ridiculously small numbers (around 100) and is regarded as the Holy Grail among French psych and prog collectors. Also included on the CD are the obscure funk instrumentals taken from equally rare 7" issued to accompany the T.V drama series "Point Dâ€™Interrogation".
Featuring extensive story liner notes including an exclusive pictures of Vannier working with Gainsbourg, as wells an interview with Vannier himself.
Carries a cover mount sticker with personal endorsements from DAVID HOLMES, TIM GAINES (Stereolab), JIM Oâ€™ROURKE (Sonic Youth), & JARVIS COCKER (Pulp)"