RICTUS

CHRISTELLE OU LA DECOUVERTE DU MAL (STRAWBERRY RAIN)

RICTUS - CHRISTELLE OU LA DECOUVERTE DU MAL 59004
Format:
1 LP
Release:
18.01.2013
Label:
STRAWBERRY RAIN
Kat.-Nr.:
59004
Barcode:
0627843122388
Limited edition one time pressing (550 copies). High quality paste-on LP covers, LP style mini-jackets for CD.

Includes insert full of photos and band notes. CD features bonus tracks not available on LP.

Fully licensed. Christelle is a 6 year old girl. She is happy. One day she meets an Evil Genius who makes her have bad hallucinations.

Each song is one of her hallucinations. Reissue of a rare, 250 copy private press progressive rock album from France, rated 5 stars in the Pokora Books.

Recorded on a 4 track Akai in the small town of Luxueil-les-Bains, this album was only sold at a few shows and in one local shop.

Pressed at the small Le Kiosque D'Orphee pressing plant, this was truly a private offering with the band having made and glued the covers themselves.

A long album, including the 14+ minute progressive gem 'Theme Guerre', the music spans from lo-fi fuzz laden numbers to strong progressive songs with numerous bridges and changes.

Conceptually a Rock Opera, but plays like a full length progressive album that could rival anything from France at the time.

Remastered with wonderful sound quality, this is sure to open the ears of many who've overlooked the band until now.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. OUVERTURE
  • 1.2. THEME DU GENIE
  • 1.3. THEME DE LA DROGUE
  • 1.4. THEME DU POLICIER
  • 1.5. PROSPER'S REGGAE
  • 1.6. THEME DE L'AVEUGLE
  • 1.7. THEME DE LA BAGARRE
  • 1.8. FLASHES
  • 1.9. DEPART DU GENIE
  • 1.10. THEME DE LA GUERRE
  • 1.11. CHRISTELLE