Now Playing #31
Or, you can’t judge a book by its cover, for this fantastically ugly album sleeve conceals a superb compilation of classic musique concrète by Pierre Schaeffer and his associates of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales. I use the word classic advisedly, as this once radical and challenging music now comprises an identifiable historic style, the soundtrack of postwar utopianism, when national governments were willing, usually through their public broadcasting organisations, to lavishly subsidize such artistic experiment. If only Candide Records had spent a little more on their graphic design!
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