Guigou Chenevier is one of rock's great unsung drummers, performing with Volapük and Etron Fou for many years.
This album grew out of a workshop Guigou held in his home of Avignon. He composed music for saxes, clarinets, cellos, keyboards, guitar, bass & drums, to be played by professional musicians [with all of Volapük as part of the band]. Then he added tapes he had made of "amateur" musicians performing in impromptu situations.
This work is a mixture of the compositions for septet plus taped fragments of the amateurs. Neither aspect stands alone, as each - the professional & the enthusiastic amateur - is assimilated into the whole.
Great compositions, great playing & a beautiful cover; basically this is a Guigou-led, big-band Volapük record. A brilliant & unique presentation.
"...this is a great live RIO album. It was recorded live in concert - I guess the tape recordings of the amateur musicians were played on stage along with the "live" musicians. It is really a Volapük album with Chenevier, Michel Mandel and Guillaume Saurel from Volapük plus 4 other musicians plus the tapes of the amateurs." – RateYourMusic
Olivier Cadart : trombone
Bruno Fache : guitar, voice
Roland Delrue : accordion
Eliane Charasse : voice
Louis Vincent : trumpet
Bernard Tieberghen : guitar
Maurice Millet : keyboards
Julie Mayen : violin
Recorded live January 1996, salle Benoît XII in Avignon, France.
Mixed by Olivier Gaudino, Guigou Chenevier and Emmanuel Gilot, spring 1997.
supported by 28 fans who also own “Les Rumeurs De La Ville (Rumors Of The City)”
i must admit now that i collect hendrix covers. his material is SO strong that there are many, and very few really ones. this is one of the best ever. these tracks are hot, and strange, and beautiful, and strong, yet essentially faithful in a colorful way. magical workings! CH