DECERF, JEAN-PIERRE

SPACE ODDITIES 1975-1978 (BORN BAD)

DECERF, JEAN-PIERRE - SPACE ODDITIES 1975-1978 83827
Format:
1 CD
Release:
02.02.2015
Label:
BORN BAD
Genre:
Soundtracks
Kat.-Nr.:
83827
Barcode:
3521383431368
Jean Pierre Decerf, born in Neuilly (a western suburb of Paris) in 1948, lived in Paris until 2003. From the early 70s to the mid-80s, this self-taught musician composed about twenty albums of production music* with generic cover art and titles (Out of the Way, Magical Ring, Keys of the Future, Pulsations, More and More, etc.) that evoke interstellar travel.

These experimental discs, made with love, humility and rudimentary means, had no ambition other than to accompany other peoples' images.

By exhuming these obscurities from the dustbin of history, BORN BAD have decided otherwise.

Archaeologists with an agenda, they seek to give Jean Pierre Decerf the renown he deserves: that of an innovator whose rhythmic, synthetic compositions inspired the harbingers of the French Touch (Air comes to mind), not to mention some East Coast rappers.

On a warm Indian summer day, we visited him at home in a remote village in Touraine (central France), where he lives as a hermit.

Sometimes he runs into Mick Jagger, who has a castle nearby, at the local supermarket. Most of the time, he speaks English with his British neighbors.

[Many small villages in rural France have numerous British residents, in particular retirees.] That day, he made an exception for us and discussed his past.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SURROUNDING SEAS
  • 1.2. LIGHT FLIGT
  • 1.3. BLAZING SKYLINE
  • 1.4. LEAVIN' MY PLACE
  • 1.5. THE COOL BRAIN
  • 1.6. BLACK SAFARI
  • 1.7. PANORAMA
  • 1.8. GATES OF POP
  • 1.9. DREAMS IN THE WIND
  • 1.10. TOUCH AS MUCH
  • 1.11. STRANGE FORM
  • 1.12. THE ORION BELT
  • 1.13. RAINBOW RAYS
  • 1.14. LIKE THE WIND YOU ARE
  • 1.15. LITHA