Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits


Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits

Infobox Album
Name = Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits
Type = Studio album
Artist = Aksak Maboul


Caption = Original LP release with the band's name spelt "Aqsak Maboul".
Background = orange
Released = January 1980
Recorded = February and August 1979
Genre = Avant-progressive rock
Length = 43:21
Label = Crammed (Belgium)
Producer = Etienne Conod, Fred Frith
Reviews =
*"Allmusic" rating|4.5|5 [http://wc10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gbfuxq8hldhe link]
*"Gnosis" (favourable) [http://gnosis2000.net/reviews/aksakmaboul.htm link]
Last album = "Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine"
(1977)
This album = "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits"
(1980)
Next album = –
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Re-issues
Background = CadetBlue


Lower caption = CD release with original LP artwork in colour and the band's name spelt "Aksak Maboul".

"Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" (French for "A Little of the Bandit Spirit") is the second album by Belgian avant-garde rock band Aksak Maboul. It was recorded at Sunrise Studio in Kirchberg, Switzerland in February and August 1979, and released on LP in January 1980 on founding member Marc Hollander's Belgian independent record label, Crammed Discs. At the time the band had changed the spelling of their name to "Aqsak Maboul", and this is reflected on the album's record sleeve. When the album was re-issued on CD in 1995 (also on Crammed Discs) the spelling of their name reverted back to "Aksak Maboul".

In addition to the Aksak Maboul line-up at the time, the album also featured ex-Henry Cow musicians Fred Frith and Chris Cutler whose contribution and names helped bring the album to the attention of a wider audience. cite web |url=http://www.cloudsandclocks.net/CD_reviews/aksakmaboul_odpclm_E.html |title="Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine" |first=Beppe |last=Colli |work=Clouds and Clocks |accessdate=2007-11-05 ] cite web |url=http://www.progreviews.com/reviews/display.php?rev=am-updldb |title="Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" |first=Gary |last=Niederhoff |work=Ground and Sky |accessdate=2007-11-02 ] Aksak Maboul's co-founder, Vincent Kenis did not play on this album, although he did arrange two of the tracks.

Background

The formation of Rock in Opposition (RIO) in 1978 brought together a number of like-minded European bands. [ See Rock in Opposition. ] Aksak Maboul was amongst the second wave of bands to join RIO and benefited from the collaborations it spawned. This album features three musicians from two other RIO bands, Michel Berckmans from Univers Zero, who had joined Aksak Maboul when they began performing live in 1978, and Fred Frith and Chris Cutler from Henry Cow, who were invited by Marc Hollander to participate in the recording. cite web |url=http://www.ccutler.com/ccutler/bands/group05.shtml#aqsak |title=Aqsak Maboul / Marc Hollander |first=Chris |last=Cutler |work=Chris Cutler homepage |accessdate=2007-11-01 ]

Content and reception

"Un Peu de l'Ame des Bandits" is more intense and experimental than Aksak Maboul's first album, "Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine" (1977). It comprises complex written sections as well as improvised ambient pieces. It uses sampling before samplers were invented and is a mixture of tangos, Turkish tunes, "chamber rock", noisy punk rock and pseudo-Varèse music. Like the first album, it is an instrumental with a little singing and voices. cite web |url=http://www.crammed.be/crammed/002/index.htm |title="Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" |work=Crammed Discs |accessdate=2007-11-02 ]

Side A of the LP record contains five dance pieces. "Modern Lesson" begins as a "twisted blues number" with gibberish vocals over guitar, cello and saxophone, then switches to horn and string chamber music. It includes sounds from a pinball machine flipper as well as samples from every other track on the album. cite web |url=http://wc10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gbfuxq8hldhe |title="Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" |first=Caleb |last=Deupree |work=Allmusic |accessdate=2007-11-01 ] "Tango" was composed with "hat, scissors and glue" [ "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" liner notes. ] and features several popular tangos cut up and reassembled at random; the resulting "opus" was learnt and performed live in one take. "I Viaggi Formano la Gioventú" is an arrangement of a Turkish folk song featuring dumbeg and cello playing traditional scales. "Inoculating Rabies" is "angry bassoon punk" cite web |url=http://www.progweed.net/reviews/a/a.html#aksak |title="Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" |first=Alex |last=Temple |work=ProgWeed |accessdate=2007-11-02 ] that is a composed bassoon and bass clarinet piece over a background of noisy rock guitar music.

Side B is the 23-minute "Cinema" suite which includes four solos: six-string bass-guitar, acoustic cello, electric cello, and synthesizer. It contains "dissonant woodwind passages, atonal psychedelic rock-outs, and snatches of Middle Eastern music". The last section, "Age Route Brra! (Radio Sofia)", is an improvised imitation of a Bulgarian radio talk show. "Cinema" was well received in progressive rock circles cite web |url=http://gnosis2000.net/reviews/aksakmaboul.htm |title="Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" |first=Tom |last=Hayes |work=Gnosis |accessdate=2007-11-01 ] , as was the album as a whole: "Allmusic" called it "a pinnacle of the RIO movement" , while "Gnosis" said, "Overall a very good album and one that is considered de rigueur for RIO fans."

Track listing

On the original LP release, the track titles on the record sleeve and the vinyl label differ. The titles below are from the album sleeve with those on the vinyl label enclosed in square brackets. All arrangements are by Aksak Maboul, except where noted.;Side A
#"A Modern Lesson [Bo Diddley] " (Hollander, arr. Frith, Hollander, Jauniaux) – 4:58
#"Palmiers en Pots"
##" [Trio (from Nuits D'Argentine)] " (Verchuren) – 1:25
##" [Tango] " (Wuyts, Hollander) – 1:59
#"Geistige Nacht [Rondo] " (Frith, arr. Frith) – 5:18
#"I Viaggi Formano la Gioventú [Truc Turc] " (trad. Turkish folk song arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul) – 5:09
#"Inoculating Rabies [Pogo] " (van Hecke, Wuyts) – 1:47;Side B
#"Cinema [Knokke] "
##"Ce Qu'On Peut Voir Avec Un Bon Microscope" (Hollander, Wuyts, Aksak Maboul) – 7:25
##"Alluvions" (Hollander, Wuyts, arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul) – 5:27
##"Azinou Crapules" (Hollander, Wuyts) – 7:05
##"Age Route Brra! (Radio Sofia)" (Aksak Maboul) – 2:48

Personnel

*Marc Hollander – organ (A1,A4,B1), piano (A1,B1), clarinet (A1), bass clarinet (A1,A5,B1), saxophone (A1), drum machine (A1), alto saxophone (A2,B1), soprano saxophone (A3,A4), dumbeg (A4), samples (A4), xylophone (B1), percussion (B1.2)
*Frank Wuyts – drums (A1), pinball machine flipper (A1), recorder (A1), piano (A2-4,B1), synthesizer (A3,A4,B1), percussion (B1), choir (A1)
*Michel Berckmans – bassoon (A1-3,A5,B1), oboe (A1,A3,A4,B1), choir (A1)
*Denis van Hecke – acoustic cello (A1-4,B1), electric cello (A4,A5,B1), voice (A4,A5,B1), rhythm guitar (A5)
*Catherine Jauniaux – voice (A1,B1), pinball machine flipper (A1)
*Fred Frith – guitar (A1,A4,A5,B1), violin (A1,A2), viola (A1), bass guitar (A1,A3,A5,B1), prepared guitar (B1)
*Chris Cutler – drums (A1-3,A5,B1), percussion (B1), radio (B1)

Production

*Recorded February and August 1979 at Sunrise Studio, Kirchberg, Switzerland
*Mixed by Etienne Conod and Fred Frith, assisted by Aksak Maboul
*Front cover by Pat Andrea
*Back cover and layout by M.M.C. Octave

Re-issues

In 1995 "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" was re-issued on CD on the Crammed Discs label. It contained an extra track recorded by The Honeymoon Killers (formed by a merger in 1980 of Aksak Maboul and Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel):
*"Bosses de Crosses [Horreurs] " (Hollander, Vromman, arr. Honeymoon Killers) – 7:02The following musicians appeared on this track:
*Marc Hollander – bass clarinet, keyboards, melodica, tapes
*Vincent Kenis – bass guitar
*Yvon Vromman – guitar, vocals
*Véronique Vincent – vocals
*Gérald Fenerberg – guitar
*J.F Jones Jacob – drums

A variation of this piece entitled "Boss de Crosses dans le Doulos" was released in 1982 on the "Recommended Records Sampler".

With this release of the album on CD, the band's name reverted from "Aqsak Maboul" back to "Aksak Maboul".

References

External links

*amg | id = 10:gbfuxq8hldhe | label = "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" .
*Discogs release|name=Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits|id=627959.
* [http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/aksak_maboul/un_peu_de_lame_des_bandits_f1/ "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits"] at Rate Your Music.
* [http://www.progweed.net/reviews/a/a.html#aksak "Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits" review] . "ProgWeed".


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