25 ottobre 2014

Doveva essere il loro terzo album a pieno titolo dopo Un Peu De L'ame Des Bandits e Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine, ma non era mai giunto a compimento. Esce ora, a distanza di oltre trent'anni, recuperato nel quadro di riedizioni e ristampe in cd e vinile che investe contemporaneamente anche The Honeymoon Killers/Les Tueurs De La Lune De Miel, fratelli e sorelle di adozione: Ex-Futur Album, degli Aksak Maboul con Veronique Vincent, Vincent KenisThe Honeymoon Killers appunto, e vari altri ospiti.
Ne parla in prima persona Marc Hollander - guida del gruppo, nonché fondatore e tuttora responsabile dell'etichetta Crammed Discs - in una presentazione curata in Late Night dall'emittente belga Klara: http://klaralatenight.blogspot.be/2014/10/lex-futur-album.html

Crammed Discs founder Marc Hollander and Honeymoon Killers vocalist Véronique Vincent finally release their trailblazing avant-pop album, recorded and unfinished in… 1980-83! This record was never completed. What was originally intended to become the third album by Aksak Maboul (the seminal band formed by Marc Hollander) had gradually evolved into a strange artefact, closely mingling (iconic Honeymoon Killers chanteuse) Véronique Vincent’s dreamy vocals and deceptively bubbly lyrics with Hollander’s musical ramblings. Electronic pop music with genre-wrecking leanings. But the project (too pop to be experimental? too quirky for early ‘80s pop?) was dropped at some point, and life went on. When they were ‘rediscovered’ three decades later, it seemed obvious that the songs had aged delightfully well, and that they probably make a lot more sense now than they did then…
So here’s that Ex-Future album, collated from demos and rough mixes (some of them on cassette tapes), and brought to you in its original glorious unfinished state, with a slight delay of 30 years. Performed & recorded in 1982/83 by Véronique Vincent (vocals), Marc Hollander (keyboards, woodwind, programming, arrangements, production, etc.) and Vincent Kenis (guitars, bass, engineering, coproduction etc.), plus guests including the other half of The Honeymoon Killers, Alig Fodder, Tuxedomoon’s Blaine Reininger and more.