art zoyd

Symphonie pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités

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SR330
GATEFOLD CD
LIMITED EDITION LP
300 CLEAR VINYL / 400 BLACK VINYL:

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This cult album was no more available since years. Re-released with a new artwork and additional tracks.

In 1976, a self-released LP by Art Zoyd appeared in Belgian record stores. At the time, nobody knew Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités (Symphony for the Day Cities Will Burn) would be the first of many albums from this strange chamber progressive rock outfit. All the ingredients of Art Zoyd's sound for its first decade are here: unusual acoustic instrumentation for a rock band (violin, cello, piano, and trumpet, plus guitar, bass, and percussion), dark and mysterious atmospheres recalling France's Magma and foretelling Univers Zero (formed by Art Zoyd percussionist Daniel Denis), and complex pieces owing as much to contemporary classical as to progressive rock. The lineup for this first offering included Patricia Dallio (piano), Alain Eckert (guitar, vocals), Gérard Hourbette (violin), Jean-Pierre Soarez (trumpet, percussion), and Thierry Zaboïtzeff (bass, cello, vocals).

The album is split in two.
First is Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités in three parts, an apocalyptic work opening with mad laughter, a vision of the end of the world with percussion clashing, frenetic violin motifs, and the trumpet from Judgment Day. Part one, Brigades Spéciales, is the most striking moment of the album.
Then comes Deux Images de la Cité Imbécile ('Two Pictures of the Stupid City'), two movements leaning more toward some warped chamber rock conception of the burlesque, especially on Scènes de Carnaval.

Art Zoyd + Univers Zéro in Toulouse, France

For a first exposition, Symphonie Pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités was as impressive as could be and earned the band an immediate cult following.
(John Bush)

FEATURES

GERARD HOURBETTE
THIERRY ZABOITZEFF
PATRICIA DALLIO
DANIEL DENIS
ALAIN ECKERT
GILLES RENARD
JEAN-PIERRE SOAREZ

TRACK LISTING CD 12 TRACKS / LP 5 TRACKS

Symphonie pour le jour où brûleront les cités 1976
01 Brigades spéciales 13.21
02 Masques 08.59
03 Simulacres 06.55

Deux images de la cité imbécile 1975-76
04 Les fourmis 05.35
05 Scènes de carnaval 08.51

extra tracks on CD only
06 Don Juan / danse macabre 01.23
07 Don Juan / le bain 01.39
08 Don Juan / la sainte famille 03.10
09 Un jour au château / le parc 01.12
10 Un jour au château / le matin 01.59
11 Un jour au château / le secret 01.29
12 Don Juan / le bain [final] 00.37

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