Sunday, January 27, 2013

VOX PoPuLi! / VOX 231 - Ébats Spirituels



MP3 / FLAC
Label : Nostalgie De La Boue [ndlb#23], Ivory Coast, 2013


After more than half a decade of alternative / independant / post-industrial / experimental music blogging, it seems obvious that french band Vox Populi! is very much cherished by many of us. The good news is that it is reciprocal : Vox Populi!'s frontman Axel Kyrou and his life/musical partner Mitra Khalatbari are some of the most blog sharing supportive artists I know. As a result, the nearly complete Vox Populi! discography is available on blogs for free download, especially on Atlantis Audio Archive, The Thing On The Doorstep, Nostalgie De La Boue and Art Of Losing. Some of us even posted unreleased material Axel had especially assembled for sharing on our blogs. See the list below for finding all that.
In the same spirit, Axel and Mitra proposed us to rediscover one of the band's early classics : the split cassette with VOX 231 released in 1986 by Cthulhu Records, "Ebats Spirituels". He remastered the original recordings and added some unreleased material from the same period he recently rediscovered after he had his Revox repaired. Sometimes this year, the second Vox Populi! cassette released by Cthulhu Records in 1987, "Half Dead Ganja Music" (that is in my opinion one of the best albums of the band, if not THE best), should be re-issued on vinyl. That's great news ! But if you ask me this is not enough : I think a large part of the music produced by Vox Populi! during the eighties and early nineties should be re-released on physical format. For example, I'm dreaming of a 5 or 6 LPs boxset on Vinyl-on-demand. And I'm sure I'm not the only one...


Vox Populi! physical releases available on blogs for free download :
Introduction À La Théorie De La Subjectivité Relative [Cassette, 1982]
Ectoplasmies [7", 1983]
La Cathédrale Morte [Cassette, 1985]
Myscitismes [LP, 1985]
Untitled (Imaginaires) [Cassette, 1985]
Sucre De Pastèque [Cassette, 1986]
Ebats Spirituels [Cassette, 1986]
Half Dead Ganja Music [Cassette, 1987]
Untitled (Créations Alternatives) [Cassette, 1988]
Aither [LP, 1989]
Face To Face Vol. 2 [LP, 1989]
Cthulhu Revisitation [CD, 2007]
1987-1990 [CD, 2008]

Available on the Internet only :
The Teen Recordings [1979-1981]
Open Skies [1986 / 1990]
Live, Excalibur, Paris [29th March 1988]
Neynarea [1988-1996]
Best Of Vox Populi! + Ethnyc [1985-1993]
La Cathédrale Morte [Remastered, 2012]
Valley Of Capsules Plays Vox Populi! [2012]

Vox Populi! releases you can buy :
Cthulhu Revisitation [CD, 2007]
1987-1990 [CD, 2008]
Soft Entrance To Nature's Camino De Luz [Mini CD / FLAC, 2008]
Mystic Entertainment [CD, 2009]
Aramesh [CD, 2009]


Tracklist :

1. VOX PoPuLi! - Opium (2:27)
2. VOX PoPuLi! - Ovan V (3:19)
3. VOX PoPuLi! - Echreman (1:48)
4. VOX PoPuLi! - Be Hedayat III (2:18)
5. VOX PoPuLi! - Bio Berim (2:28)
6. VOX PoPuLi! - Coutchoulouh (5:58)
7. VOX PoPuLi! - Be Mafu (3:22)
8. VOX PoPuLi! - La Nuni Kamenuna (2:07)
9. VOX PoPuLi! - Gatcham (2:31)
10. VOX PoPuLi! - Sunshine Boy's Earthly Meditation (1:12)
11. VOX PoPuLi! - Bozorg (1:29)
12. VOX PoPuLi! - Miss October (2:23)
13. VOX PoPuLi! - Sunshine Boy's Initiation (3:04)
14. VOX 231 - Whenna (2:35)
15. VOX 231 - Nephesh (2:48)
16. VOX 231 - Alkaest (4:12)
17. VOX 231 - Sol Invictus (4:35)
18. VOX 231 - Christus Janua Vera (6:21)
19. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 0 (0:29)
20. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 1 (0:47)
21. VOX PoPuLi! - Ondes Free Part 2 (3:00)


3 comments:

LD said...

VOD 110 !)

yyesod9 said...

Hi !
Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful tape !
Yyesod9

soundhead said...

Very grateful for your blog & others introducing me to one of my all time favorite bands years ago.

Exciting news about Half Dead Ganja Music re-release!

Yes, I agree... a box set retrospective is in order!

Thank you!!