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Barricade 3

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Espelisoun D'uno Ribambello D'evenimen Espetaclous Valentin Bilot
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Armistice Couronne De Feuillages
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Le Grande Compositeur Vu De Face
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Senete
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Editioun Especialo D'uno Griho De Jardin
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Annie La Telie
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Naive Description De La Formation D'un Sentiment
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Avrile En Suede
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Proumier Assai Per S'amourousis D'un Moustre
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Trop De Douceur Ou Les Trois Soeurs: 2eme Soeur
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L'armoire
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Le Grand Compositeur Vu De Dos
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La Pointe De Tes Seis Est Comme Un Petale De Pavot
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Solo Un Dia
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La Vieio Mostro: Part II
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 45:03

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gorgeously odd

astrogarage

...or oddly gorgeous. this is one of those albums that i've been meaning to listen to for years and years, so thanks to emusic for hosting it. shades of satie, robert wyatt and god knows what else. sometimes silly, sometimes oblique, always entertaining. lo-fi chamber music for those with a taste for the absurd...

They Say All Music Guide

Released in France in 1977 and reissued worldwide by Recommended in 1981 and on CD in 1993, Barricade 3 is the perfect anti-pop record, utterly strange and witty. Recorded with very limited means by Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (ZNR), it already showed how inventive and resourceful a record producer Zazou would become. The album is put under Erik Satie’s star, from the highly simple melodies and occasional outbursts of madness (the Satie of “Parade” and “Mercure”), down to convoluted song titles like “Editioun Especialo d’uno Griho de Jardin” (neither French nor Spanish) and a clearly intentional amateurish feel. The pieces, very short, are mostly instrumental. Whenever French lyrics pop up, they follow their own dadaist reality. Instrumentation is often limited to piano, synthesizers, and woodwinds, but also includes occasional percussion and guitar. When more lyrical, the music rises to the level of Robert Wyatt’s songwriting, particularly impressive in “Annie la Telie” and “Solo un Dia.” These two provide strong highlights, along with the suite “La Pointe de Tes Seins Est Comme un Pétale de Pavot,” “Le Grande Compositeur Vu de Face,” and the stupidly funny “Avrile en Suède.” Back in 1977, this album didn’t have its match when it came to weirdness. With age it remains an unusual attempt at accessible avant-garde art, French style, and a very entertaining listen for anyone interested in music that is left of center. One could even argue it predated by two decades the naïve pop current represented by Stereolab and Felix Kubin. – François Couture

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