Les Fous D'or follows in the same path established in Igor Wakhevitch's albums prior works, but includes minor differences. Les Fous D'or is much lighter chamber orchestra arrangements, and the music focuses completely on the intermingling between prominent experimental electronics and increasingly bizarre vocals. The electronic elements are much more important on this album, making up the "music" portion of this album. Fourth and very schizophrenic album, Les Fous d'Or is again in Igor's logical musical continuity, going more experimental, but keeping a lugubrious doll-related esoteric/religious concept, that I won't even bother understand and explain. Figure it out for yourselves, but the artwork his from his brother George.
Igor Wakhévitch (born May 12, 1948, Provence, France), son of the art director Georges Wakhévitch, is an avant-garde French composer who released a series of studio albums in the 1970s and composed the music for the Salvador Dalí opera Être Dieu. He was a contemporary of similar avant-garde electronic composers, such as Pierre Henry, who was also born and based in Paris
Divided in two sides (called "CORNERSTONE"/"LES FOUS D'OR") the whole record oozes a dreamy, mysterious, surrealist atmosphere enhaced by the spoken word introductions that open a series of mesmerising electronic pieces which range from the gentle to the hypnotic.
Igor Wakhevitch, 24 years old, the youngest composer of all the times having his music played at the National Opera of Paris. The disguised name of the true Garcia Lorca (the centaur) is G. G. (a friend of mine, but he is not at all . he has another name, other initials), a very talented dancer of sixteen. Do you know that sixteen in the Hindu tradition is the number of perfection? That’s why Lord Shiva-Nataraj (patron of dance and dancers) is also named The Girl of Sixteen. Not so many musicians can do what I do with the spirits of the nature. About Les Fous d’Or, all the album is a kind of mental labyrinth: you open a door and you find yourself facing odd things, not necessarily logic but that you hold in yourself without knowing it most of the time. My music is a kind of therapy that helps to unveil mental images that are not necessarily personal but archetypal, collective inner landscapes.
Divided in two sides (called "CORNERSTONE"/"LES FOUS D'OR") the whole record oozes a dreamy, mysterious, surrealist atmosphere enhaced by the spoken word introductions that open a series of mesmerising electronic pieces which range from the gentle to the hypnotic. Fruit of his 1978 stay in Israel invited by the "Mishkenot Shaananim" Foundation, the album was again. Not in stock See details. Wakhevitch, igor - nagual. LP (12"/10" Album) · FAUNI GENA · 30/03/2013 · in PSYCHEDELIC, PROGRESSIVE, FOLK.
Release group by Igor Wakhevitch. FR. Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986).
LP 1975 EU Reissue (Fauni Gena). Released by Pathe Marconi in 1975 and housed in a fantastic surrealist cover designed by his father, russian painter/art director Georges Wakhevitch, this album marks the debut of Wakhevitch's long-standing collaboration with american Carolyn Carlson. It also shows the composer's progression into a more esoteric and lyrical grounds: a departure from the violence of his first three albums into quieter yet equally dark and mysterious regions.