Monday, November 17, 2014

Didier Bocquet - 1983 - Pictures of Life

Didier Bocquet 
1983 
Pictures of Life




01. Don't Turn Back (4:05)
02. A Crystal Beat (4:48)
03. A Friend is Dying (4:23)
04. The City (2:21)
05. This Way (5:25)
06. Extravagant Vision (4:02)
07. Steel Brain (3:27)
08. So Long (4:13)

- Didier Bocquet / Synthesizer, vocals
- Pierre Jean Gaucher / guitar

A nice bit of synth prog instrumental for a change. Didier Bocquet made four albums between 1977 and 1983, all worth a visit, but his final album Pictures Of Life is my favourite. He used Heldon legend Richard Pinhas's studio/ equipment and the Moog textures and white noise percussion are at times very close to Pinhas' sound. Compositionally though Bocquet was individual, creating clever interweaving sequences and placing just enough analogue washes around them to add interest but never to overwhelm. A Crystal Beat has an utterly crazy but gorgeous mathematical minor key sequence revolving around a simple Pinhas like Moog bassline washed over by glacial strings and white noise spikes. Just tremendous.                

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  3. I'm completely blown away by Didier Bocquet and think both he and Pinhas were drastically overlooked considering how well much of their output has aged. Do you have any more info on Didier Bocquet? I know he had a brother (Roland) and was the drummer for a band, but information about him seems very light.

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