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Sunday Night Mind Melt
Sunday February 10th, 2019 with Bijon Roy
Paris - Part I: May '68 & Zeuhl

This is the first installment in a series of programmes focusing on the city of Paris... The series is not intended to provide a comprehensive survey of music from Paris (a project so colossal it would be foolish to attempt), and we'll be skipping over many of the bands, projects, and better-known albums that we've featured on this show in the past. Instead, and recognizing this show's focus on records as objets d'art in and of themselves, our series will (with perhaps one or two exceptions) feature only music from albums recently found/discovered in the many excellent record shops of Paris...
Paris - Beautiful May
Richard Pinhas - East West - CBS (01980)
"Music is politics itself" - Richard Pinhas
The Whale Dance > Houston 69 (Part 2)
Richard Pinhas - East West - CBS (01980)
Hitherto unknown to me, Michel Moulinie's Chrysalide provides the first of many new discoveries from Paris...
Le Ballet Des Mouches > Les Cordes De La Mer > L'Echo De L'Acier
Michel Moulinie - Chrysalide - Crypto (01978)
Next we feature Paris archival label Monster Melodies, which focuses on the explosion of underground music emerging out of the May '68 movement...

Fille Qui Mousse were a band started by experimental artist and editor of the underground arts and music newspaper "Parapluie", Henri-Jean Enu.
Résistance Instinctive > Quatrième Épisode > Transplantation > Antinomique > L'eau Était Vitale
Fille Qui Mousse - Trixie Stapelton 291 - Se Taire Pour Une Femme Trop Belle - Monster Melodies (01971, 02013)
Contrepoint, a band with musical and personal links to the UK's Soft Machine, toured France extensively and were involved in many other projects, but never released a recording of their own.
Buttes Aux Cailles > Interlude Free > Unfathomable Of The Seventh Time (Parts 1 & 2) > Si Seulement
Contrepoint - Contrepoint - Monster Melodies (01971, 02017)
Saxophonist Richard Raux was born in France but grew up in Madagascar, returning to Paris to work with everyone from Magma to Sunny Murray to T. Rex. Raux's own group, Hamsa, reflected his diverse musical background.
New Reggae > Andranomadio Antsirabe
Richard Raux & Hamsa - Kundalini - Monster Melodies (01976, 02019) New
And now for some Zeuhl, featuring side-projects, one-offs, and oddities from the Magma universe...
Africa Anteria > Ündïa
Univeria Zekt - The Unnamables - Theleme, Cryonic (01972, 01986)
Elohims Voyage
Weidorje - Weidorje - Cobra (01978)
Christian Vander / Offering - Offering, Parts 1 & 2 - Jaro, Seventh (01986)
Eliphas Levi > The Night We Died
Magma - Merci - Jaro, Seventh (01984, 01988)
Interactive CKCU