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VOD132.5/6 Vox Populi Imaginary Myscitisms & Alternative Watermelons 2Lp/7inch

Vox Populi! was founded by Axel Kyrou in 1981 and occupied a central and a single place in the history of french (ethno)-industrial music.
 
Its singularity layed in the combination of seldom joined elements, so much so that the label of “ethno-industrial” was often affixed to VP!
 
The cold wave and minimalist trends featured on the first record release (the ep ‘Ectoplasmies’, 1983) were soon overwhelmed by all kinds of strange experiments, most often involving very disparate kind of musics (at the same time) : ethnic, electronic, concrete music, funk, experimental, industrial, …. 
 
Many musicians were involved along the years,  but Axel’s most decisive meeting was with Mitra (vocals in Persian) and her brother Arash (percussions), twoIranians from Teheran and installed from an early age in France. Together with Axel (synth, organ and production) and Francis Man (bass and guitar), the main they quickly became group members.
 
Consequently, the use of “traditional” instruments and, especially, Mitra’s voice will give the music of VP! its specific tonality, without locking it up in a single style. Freedom was the alpha and omega of the music making philosophy. No rules , no boundaries of any kind. Setting the recording environment as to facilitate unforeseen events to happen. Mostly first takes, of course. 
 
They had their own home studio in Paris and plenty of time to experiment without any pressure.  Thus  VP!’s productivity  became very important, beginning with a first LP “Myscitismes” in 1985, entirely re-released here for the first time.
 
Loaded with a strong spirituality, aureoled of a meditative halo, it is the fruit of a harmonious marriage and fluidity between electronic elements (synthesizers, rhythm box, loops), Mitra’s voice and acoustic instruments played by Arash (percussions, zither).
 
One finds there also flutes and the horn of Axel which will become a recurring element. This 2Lp/7inch-Set features also most of the ‘ectoplasmies ep’, large extracts from the 5 cassettes the band released between 1983 and 1988,  very seldom heard compilation tracks (VP! were featured on more then 70 compilations during the 80’s) and unreleased tracks.
 
The whole VP! Story is told in a 16 pages booklet by Tristan Koreya, the man behind the Nostalgiedelaboue blogspot and label, with original photos.
 
LP1A Tracks from 1983-85 Ectoplasmies (83), La Cathedrale Morte (85), Unreleased (85), Imaginaires (85)
A01. Brave Old World  2 :00 Ectoplasmies 1983
A02. Hémoptysie  0 :40 Ectoplasmies 1983
A03. Ectoplasme II 2 :01 Ectoplasmies 1983
A04. Ectoplasme I  1 :34 Ectoplasmies 1983
A05. Ectoplasme III  0 :53 Ectoplasmies 1983
A06. La Cathedrale Morte Part 4 5 :31 La Cathédrale Morte 85
A07. La Cathedral Morte Part 7A  3.46 La Cathédrale Morte 85
A08. Baby Sex   2 :24 Imaginaires 1985
A09. Ankaboot  3 :31 Unreleased 1985
A10. Gutta-Percha   5 :31 Myscitismes 1985
Total Duration 27:57

LP1B Mystismes 1985
B01. Trois Gouttes De Sang 2 :59 Myscitismes 1985
B 02. Guilane Djane  0 :38 Myscitismes 1985
B 03. Be Hedayat I   3 :42 Myscitismes 1985
B 04. Avaze Djodayi   2 :40 Myscitismes 1985
B 05. Gatcham 2 :17 Myscitismes 1985
B 06. Omid  2 :30 Myscitismes 1985
B 07. Shamgah   2 :14 Myscitismes 1985
B 08. Myscitisme I 2 :11 Myscitismes 1985
B 09. Delome   5 :09 Myscitismes 1985
B 10. Myscitisme II  2 :48 Myscitismes 1985
Total Duration 27:47

LP2A Tracks from 1986 Ethnyc, Ébats Spirituels, Sucre De Pastèque, Unreleased , all 1986
A01. Nazareman  4:20 Unreleased 86
A02. Opium    2 :28 Ébats Spirituels 86
A03. Ovan V  3 :21 Ébats Spirituels 86
A04. Pellucidar  1 :34 Sucre De Pastèque 1986
A05. Gutta Percha II  2:58 Sucre De Pastèque 1986
A06. Yek!   2 :21 Sucre De Pastèque 1986
A07. Djostodjou  3 :50 Sucre De Pastèque 1986
A08. Le Mystère Moyo 3 :23 Unreleased 1986
A09. Second Alien Voice  1 :12 Unreleased 1986
A10 Ala Okik 2 :23 Unreleased 1986
Total Duration 27:56

LP2B Tracks from 1985-88 Compilation Tracks 1985-1988
B 01. Gole No Zun  2 :33 1988 Bevor Die Quellen Versiegen 2 (CS)
B 02. Hebris   2 :07 1985 The Call Of Cthulhu (CS)
B 03. Ovan   2 :47 1985 Ritual Dos Sadicos II (LP)
B 04. Opération Banquise   2 :32 1985 Ritual Dos Sadicos II (LP)
B 05. Glassy Stare   3:28 1986 The Cordelia Records Sampler Cassette
B 06. Let us get higher  2:27 1988 France (CS)
B 07. Neume   1 :55 1986 Phallophorie II (CS)
B 08. Egin    4 :11 1987 Objekt No3 (CS)
B 09. Jube Man 5:40 1988 La Bande Originale D'Un Film Im. (CS)
Total Duration 27:43

VOD132.5/6 Bonus 7inch Unreleased 86-88 / Créations Alternative
A01. La Nuni Kamenuna   2 :06 Unreleased 86-88
A02. Sunshine Boy’s Earthly Meditation  1:11 Unreleased 86-88
A03. Bozorg   1 :26 Unreleased 86-88
A04. Miss October   2 :22 Unreleased 86-88
B 01. Joue Joue   4 :12 Créations Alternatives 1988
B 02. Qou   3 :18 Créations Alternatives 1988
B 03. Nakarde   1 :59 Créations Alternatives 1988
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