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GRÜNBLATT, GEORGE

K-PRISS (GONZAI RECORDS)

GRÜNBLATT, GEORGE - K-PRISS 115565
Format:
1 LPD
Release:
25.08.2017
Label:
GONZAI RECORDS
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
115565
Barcode:
5415023010298
Two years after the reissue of "Pole" from Besombes & Rizet, Gonzaï Records goes on with réhabilitation of french weird-but-great bands.

Next step is "K-Priss" by George Grünblatt, co-founder of the cult band Heldon, author of a solo LP inspired by Philip K.

Dick, recorded in 1977 then published in 1980. After that, George Grünblatt became a famous psychiatrist for the next 40 years, till Gonzaï knocked to the door.

For fans of Cluster & Eno, Bernard Szajner, Jean-Michel Jarre, Zombie Zombie and other instrumental science fiction.

Recorded on 1977 at Ramses Records studios, the first and very last album from George Grüblatt sounds like an instrumental disco-prog weirdness of 38 minutes, where you can find the best rhythm section of Paris at that time (bassist Didier Batard from Space Art, Christophe and Heldon, Michel Ettori from Weidorje and Jean-Philippe Goude), both reunited around the two founding members of Heldon, Richard Pinhas and George Grünblatt.

Since he began music, Grünblatt tried to conciliate his two loves, music and psychiatry, alternating lessons with Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Jean François Lyotard and ramshackle recording sessions, with Heldon, where he played synths and guitars from the beginning till 'Its Always Rock'n'Roll' (1975).

By that time, he decided to record what still remains his only solo album, "K-Priss", from the name of a alien hallucinatory drug invented par Philip K.

Dick in The Three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1955). Five instrumental tracks, oscillating between futurist free jazz and novo-rock.

Quoting Mutant Sounds about "K-Priss"', « It' a kind of Grail. But it's not just a big experimental French record, it's also a big piece of 'French cheese', a incredible record in many ways ».

Grünblatt signs with "K-Priss" one of those indescribable pieces that make all the charm of the marginal France of the seventies.

After the recording, the freak will be invited into the German forest for a week to play with Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel) but he will finally decide to devote himself entirely to his profession of psychiatrist and psychoanalyst until...

Gonzaï, 40 years later, did find him to reissue this album oh so disturbed. « Grünblatt approaches the boundaries of taste and urinates all over them - but again, not in a punk way.

The backing track chunters along, the guitars are vertiginous, ostentatious, fromage-y, the piano tinkles around the fringes like an ornate freeze » (The Quietus review, 2017)
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. VARIANA
  • 1.2. VENT D'ETHER
  • 1.3. WOBBERLEE WALK
  • 1.4. LOOPIE DE LOOP
  • 1.5. FAR OUT