Tapes 1977-1983

ETANT DONNES

6xLP+DVD Box (VOD 53) - VINYL ON DEMAND

The Box provides all of Etant Donnes avantgarde-tapes released between 1977 and 1983 on cult French BainTotal-Label (the label run by Philippe Fichot of Die Form!).
Box also contains a DVD with Live-Peformances by Etant Donnes.

Etant Donnes compositions are passionate and brutally communicative, their music and words are minimalist just like the writings and chants of the religious mystics Sufi, trying to recover the virginity of the words and sounds, they map new territories and establish their own personal rules.
These first tracks contains all the brutal collages of found sounds investigating nuances of sounds that at times verges upon silence, the inspired and enraptured meeting with earth's natural forces, an homage to the shadow of night, to the vineyard and the golden door. In these first six LPs Etant Donnés' create their own brand of total audio expression using belches and punches, their attention is concentrated on the symphonic cacophonie organisation of disorganized found sounds, using magical rhythms only directed by cosmic rules.
A perfect way of organizing natural sounds that obeys fundamental principles that everyone wishes to convey, a music able to tear down walls and build a universal comprehension, a cosmic law of beauty, a magical and alchemical act of poetry.

Tracklist:
§ La Vue
A1 La Vue
A2 Transports
A3 Signaux
B1 Les 150 Passions Simples
B2 Souvenez Vous De Mieux Voiler Dans Le Commencement Ce Que Vous Allez Éclaircir Ici
B3 491
 
§ L'Opposition Et Les Cases Conjuguées Sont Réconciliées
C L'Opposition Et Les Cases Conjugéees Sont Réconciliées Part 1
D L'Opposition Et Les Cases Conjuguées Sont Réconciliées Part 2

§ L´étoile Au Front
E1 Les 4 VSD
E2 À Température D'Or (Live In Grenoble 1981) Part 1
F1 À Température D'Or (Live In Grenoble 1981) Part 2
F2 Les 4 Eux Deux
F3 Expérimentation Langage 1
F4 4 Poste Des Deux

§ Ceux Qu'on Aime - Ce Que Je Hais
G1 Ceux Qu'on Aime - Ce Que Je Hais
G2 Les Cents Pas
H Mieux Vaut Se Retourner Que Regarder Dans Le Reflet

§ Cinq Portes Soudées
I Cinq Portes Soudées Part 1
J Cinq Portes Soudées Part 2

§ Les Cents Jours Clairs
K1 Mi Jours - Mi Nuit
K2 La Mort Ne Parle Qu'Aux Yeux Sombres
K3 Chaque Nuit A Son Malheur (La Lune)
K4 À Chaque Malheur Sa Nuit (Paires Et Centres)
L1 Le Coeur Enfle
L2 Son Sang Juge Cent Morts
L3 Le Sombre Éclair
L4 Des Autres Terres Souples

Video 1 Live In Saragoza, Spain 1985 9:26
Video 2 Extract From Live In Villeneuve Les Maguelonnes, France 1992 0:43
Video 3 Live In Geneve, Suisse + Dunkerque, France 1989 14:25
Video 4 Live In Utrecht, Holland 1989 11:20
Video 5 Live In Leon, Spain 1992 8:44
Video 6 Live In Communique, Barcelona, Spain 1992 6:32
Video 7 Live In Terassa, Spain 1992 7:31
Video 8 Live In Bordeaux DMA2, France 1988 14:02


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