Monday, February 29, 2016

Albert Marcœur - 1984 - Celui où y'a Joseph

Albert Marcœur 
Celui où y'a Joseph

01. Eveil matin suivi d'apéritif (2:51)
02. Téléphone Privé (2:05)
03. Joseph (8:33)
04. Con que j'étais (4:33)
05. Ballade à Jean (4:08)
06. Poussez Pas (3:15)
07. Velouté d'Asperges (1:57)
08. Non Long (2:20)
09. Bonne Entente (3:49)
10. Comme Avant (3:26)

- Albert Marcœur / Voix, Mélodion, Piano, Harmonica, Sax, Clarinette, Batterie
- Jaques Garret / Guitares, Guitare Basse, Chœurs
- Bernard Morain / Guitares, Chœurs
- Pierre Vermeire / Clarinette, Harmonium, Mélodion, Sax, Chœurs
- Denis Brély / Basson, Sax, Harmonium, Mélodion, Chœurs
- Gérard Marcœur / Percussion, Batterie, Chœurs
- Claude Marcœur / Batterie, Percussions, Chœurs

Fourth album recorded almost 5 years after A&C, but Albert keeps almost the same team, even if he lost François Ovide (guitars), replaced by Jacques Garret; and by now Herouville was a little passé so he changed studios, but it wasn't enough to change much to Albert's musical adventures. Again there are a bunch of shorter tracks, but the would-be title track is well over 8 minutes-long. And the original artwork has been changed apparently

Opening on two almost instrumental tracks, the first being about waking-up in the late morning and the music is fittingly relatively simple (by Marcoeur standards) as is the following Téléphone Privé. The album-long Joseph takes a different and repetitive beat and a harmonium and its dronal sonorities slowly bring new sinister moods that were not yet part of his vocabulary. The impressive Con Que J'étais dives into the breach and develops the new grounds and most likely Albert has heard Univers Zero and Present by now. And that track is easily the best track on the album. Ballade A Jean however returns to previous ambiances, as most of the rest of the album. The end of the album is less interesting with Bonne Entente and Comme Avant (like before) that nail the debate shut and ends like previous albums. Just another worthy album in Marcoeur musical endeavours, one that still hovers between Zappa, Samla, Area, Stormy Six and more of the same, even (and that's new) Univers Zero, but it's good to see that the RIO people kept a strong stance throughout the 80's and never allowed themselves to use that decade's dreadful studios techniques and samplings.



  2. I have downloaded this twice - taking a long time (2 hours) and chewing up a lot of my monthly downloads (over 200mb for mp3s of an album less than 40minutes long?) - and both times I could not unzip it because of "unexpected end of archive". However in both cases the file size I downloaded is slightly OVER what filefactory says it is, so there's clearly nothing missing. Is it possible your upload of that file was faulty? If so could you please fix it? Thanks.

  3. u get that message when your download is not complete

  4. I know, but because the file I downloaded is actually slightly larger than the stated file size on filefactory, and the same thing happened twice after apprently successful downloads, do you think it's possible the same thing could happen if the upload was not complete? Has anyone else downloaded this successfully?

  5. Hi again,
    so, I thought "maybe he is right, maybe I've just had bad luck the last two times and the download DID cut off early?" I tried again today, on a different computer, different internet connection, even different browser, and I got the EXACT same result. I have to conclude from all this that either Filefactory is causing a problem with this particular file, or that the zipped file was not completed properly, or that when you uploaded it, the upload did not quite complete itself.
    I have to give up on this link - if I keep trying I will waste another month's download allowance.

  6. Yeah, I've got the same problem !! Dommage...

  7. Ok, so it isn't just me!

  8. Unfortunately, the file isn't unpacking after download :-( I have a premium account with filefactory. Anyway, much gratitude for all you do, drago!