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22 Apr 2017

Jacques Dudon ‎ “Erosion Distillée” 1969 (previously unreleased) 2016 French Psych,Experimental




Jacques Dudon ‎ “Erosion Distillée” 1969 (previously unreleased) 2016 French Psych,Experimental  Recorded in 1969 in Paris.
This set must have been one of the weirdest albums recorded in France in 1969 – and that's saying a lot, given some of the avant jazz, experimental, and psych sets that were coming out of that scene! Jacques Dudon may be best known for his Ghislain pseudonym on other records – where he was much more of a straight blues guitarist – but here, he's very tripped out – and leads a collective of musicians through music that feels much more like a "happening" than a standard recording session – sounds that come from Dudon's sitar-like guitar lines and harmonium – plus other sounds on drums, pipes, accordion, and other percussion. There's a few female singers in the mix at times, and clear songs rise out of the mix, only to be offset by looser musical moments – never in a style that's too outside, but very freewheeling. Titles include "Ancestor's Tour", "Le Clown", "Out Of The River", "Erosion Distellee", "Sitting Underground", and "L'Ether Brulant"..............

Monster Melodies Records present the first release of Jacques Dudon's Erosion Distillée, a work of French psychedelic music recorded in 1969. Colored vinyl. Includes two postcards and a fold-out family tree of Jacques Dudon's bands from 1967-2010. Hand-numbered edition of 1000. Jacques Dudon is a French multi-instrumentalist born in 1951 in Villecresnes (a small town in the southeast of the Paris suburbs). At 17, he taught himself how to play guitar before creating The Soul Bag, an electric blues band. Under his Ghislain pseudonym , Dudon was considered one of the best French guitarists, with his particular style of playing the guitar on his knees. The band changed its name to Ghislain Blues Band, then Blues Bag, and went through a few drummers. In 1968, the band discovered LSD and the music turned to a strong psychedelic style: the band would play solos for 45 minutes, performing a "liquid show." The band recorded the Le Chien single (1970) for EMI under the L'Assemblée name (yielding two legendary tracks presented on many psychedelic compilations) before going their separate ways. In 1969, Jacques Dudon recorded some tracks alone for an album but the project collapsed and the music was never edited -- until now. After 1969, Jacques Dudon appeared at the Festival d'Amougies with the French band We Free and at the Biot Festival, playing after Frank Zappa. Dudon made crazy music with special amplified guitars to produce feedback, playing chords with different objects in glissandi (a process he was the first to use according to Daevid Allen). At the end of 1969, he joined Pre-Crium Delirium and went on the road with the Hog Farm for a trip to Kathmandu via Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. They organized the first Kabul rock festival in 1970 and stayed in India until 1974. He returned to France and invented the process of photo-phonic synthesis, becoming a master of microtonal music. He continued to participate in many projects in the south of France, building a new instrument, the Dulcevina, with 22 notes by octave in accordance with the 22 Indian shrutis. In 1979, he played this instrument for a project called Dedicace. Alejandro Jodorowsky used the instrument for his movie Tusk (1980). Dudon later created a school for harmonic exploration, psychoacoustic music, and initiation to polyrhythmic vocal and organized music festivals.............

Published on the label Monster melodies of an unpublished album by Jacques Dudon "Erosion distillée" whose recording dates from 1969.
A must for psychedelic music, in a deluxe edition with 1000 numbered copies, color vinyl, with inserts.
 
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Difficult to trace in a few lines the course of multi-instrumentalist Jacques Dudon born in 1951 in Villecresnes. An atypical musician who, having learned alone mastering his first instrument, a Spanish acoustic guitar belonging to his mother, whose head was stuck against the case to perceive all the resonances, began his career as early as 1967 in Dijon within From the formation of blues rock the Soul bag.
Surrounded by a bass player, a Hammond organ player and a drummer, leader of the band, barely 16 years old, he already feels with his guitar that he electrified himself and He plays flat on his knees.
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Managed by Jean-Claude Pognant (future manager of Ange and creator of the labels Caepe / Arcane / Crypto) which obliges Dudon to take the pseudonym of Ghislain, the group still composed of students leaves the university to settle in Meillonas, Small village in the department of Ain near Bourg-en-Bresse, city of bassist Bernard Guyonnet. After several drummer changes the soul bag becomes the Ghislain Blues bag, then the Blues bag.
Determined to become professional, the young musicians repeat intensively before shooting in the region. Winner at the applaudimeter of the contest organized by Rock and Folk in Montbéliard in 1968, the group will be invited to play his electric blues at the Golf Drouot. Henri Leproux, the master of the place, fascinated by their performance, presents Jacques at the end of the concert to Johnny Hallyday. The national idol, who seeks a blues guitarist to accompany him, then proposes to him, always through Henry Leproux to join him, what Jacques will decline.
In the meantime,In 1969, Jacques Dudon with a new bassist François Breton and his last drummer Roland Tuder won a contract to play again at the Golf Drouot. There, the musicians, bathing on stage in the lights of one of the first liquid show (gelatin projection), they have discovered the acid in the meantime, throw themselves in solos of forty-five completely psychedelic, Of Henri Leproux, who had just presented them as the best French blues group. The master of the place more accustomed to manage sets of fifteen minutes of Blues-Rock or Rythm and Blues well framed, will ask them very quickly to stop. 
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The formation renamed the Assembly then signed with Odéon a sub label of EMI. This will be followed by the release of a single in 69 with a flagship title of the French psychedelia "Le chien" in many compilations. An incredible piece, a mixture of instruments played in polyrhythmic between the bass, the drums and the guitar, accompanied by an Arab reita. 
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The title appeared in the general indifference at the time had to be followed by an album, but Breton and Tuder refusing to record for a multinational, the project 33 turns for EMI is abandoned. 
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Roland Tuder left to the army in 1969, Jacques Dudon, left alone solo and brings together musicians including Marcel Bel and Claude Parle to record a model at EMI under his name. Titles played on the guitar in improvisation way happening that will be etched on acetates. Titles that apart Erosion distilled appeared on the compilation 30 years of musical agitation in France will remain unpublished until today. 
After these aborted attempts, Jacques Dudon pursuing his erratic career solo, occurs on various occasions. The folk club Le Bourdon located in Paris in the district of the marsh often opens its doors to him. He met the future folk stars in France: Alan Stivell, Gabriel Yacoub, Melusine, violinist John Wright, singer Catherine Perrier, researchers Tran Quang Haï and Philippe Fromont, and American musicians Steve Waring and Roger Mason Are making their debut there. 
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The We Free band will invite him for a piece at the Amougies festival. At the festival of Biot where he plays after Frank Zappa, it makes sensation with the psychedelic effects produced by his guitar and a few calls for two hours. Benefit, unfortunately, interrupted by breakdowns of generators.Its sound system, artisanal but innovative, consists of a small amp built with printed circuit boards purchased in radio stores that it has head-to-tail with components to generate feedbacks (imitating the first analog synthesizers) installation Which he lays on his lap with a guitar on top of which he always plays flat. To which are added calls that it uses with an echo chamber and pedals distortions of its manufacture. Adding to this the rubbing of the strings of his guitar in "glissando" with different frosted glass objects, rings, etc. (A process he first practiced after Daevid Allen), also playing the back-string with a bottleneck to resonate the amplified part of the string, a technique he then developed in instruments of his invention Dedicated to this technique as the Chandravina, with cords of two meters long. 
Always in search of a new process, he designed a lute, an instrument that he made to be made by the Parisian luthier Christian Leroi-Gourhan, whose frets were twisted so that all the notes reproduced a scale of just intonation, according to The Indian shrutis (the 22 notes that the Indians use in their music instead of our twelve notes) - an instrument which, later on during his wanderings in the Himalayas, will allow him to meet his master of singing. 
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At the end of 1969, Jacques Dudon joined the pre-Crium delirium (the group of the Magal brothers) with whom he performed in the Noah's Arches project with the Catalytic Horde and the actor Clémenti, then participated in the album Psychedelic of Graeme Allwright, A long distant present from the becoming. 
In 1970 in Paris, in the loft of Renard "Fox" Magal landed the Hog farm. Jacques was immediately accepted into their tribe. The American Hippies have just bought a second bus to embark the whole band in a psychedelic trip from Nuremberg to Kathmandu via Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, where passing through Kabul they organize the first Kabul Rock Festival In 1970. Arrived in India and Nepal accompanied by some other musicians under the name of one of the buses of the Hog Farm, Rainbow Repair Shop (the Rainbow Repairers), they perform in Kathmandu, Goa, Dehli. A road trip rich with all the experiences. But the climate is bad for the hippies. The local authorities, overwhelmed by these hanked hordes of Westerners, in search of drugs or spiritual enlightenment, constantly harass them trying to stop their invasion. 
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 The Americans return home and Jacques after nine months without visa in Kathmandu is expelled in India. He then stayed in Benares, then Madras, Goa, playing music in the street, giving classes, repairing musical instruments, presenting a number with a puppet that he operated with a string attached to the bow of his violin, Instrument he learned alone. It is in Benares that he meets his singing master, the celebrated singer Sri M. R. Gautam, then director of the vocal art section of the University who will invite him to reside at his house to transmit his vocal culture. It is there, inspired by the blades of a ceiling fan, that he will discover in 1972, his process of Photosynthesis ... 
Returning to his American friends in Goa, he then traveled back to Nepal through the rice fields to cross the border on a moonless night. After spending 9 months in a farm in the Kathmandu countryside, he will know the local jails and will again be expelled to India where, without a visa, he will still be imprisoned, following a proclamation of Indira Gandhi claiming that there are Two plagues in India, endemic misery and hippies ... A good way for the authorities to recover currency by means of various police tricks in negotiating the freedom of young European and American freaks attracted by the Indian mirage. 
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Jacques Dudon, caught in a trap and without resources, only succeeded by miracle, after multiple rebounds, and thanks to his friend Graeme Alwright, to return safe and sound to France. 
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In 1974, staying at St-Pons near Nyons in the Drome with his friends traveling a few goats, he spent two years a life of gardener and baker.In Montélimar he will build a new instrument with 22 notes per octave accorded according to the Indian shrutis, the dulcevina. 
He will meet François Breton in the Aude before going back to Paris and then descend in the Var, Nice and finally Marseilles where after the creation of 150 water instruments he realizes the instrument of photosynthetic synthesis conceived 12 years ago in India: A graphical synthesis instrument allowing optical sound generation. The "photosonic" sound synthesis does not use any electronic synthesizer but the simple light, natural or artificial, crossing the shapes drawn on transparent discs in rotation to illuminate a photovoltaic cell directly connected to an audio amplifier: a siren, in fact, Using instead of compressed air, light rays, to pulsate them at audible frequencies: idea abandoned at the time for lack of parts that had never been delivered. 
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Partially covering two or three moving discs, associated with the various shapes drawn, and being able to filter optically the light rays allows great variations in the waveforms produced and therefore the resulting harmonic music. Inventing more than 500 new instruments, with his research of intonation systems, his articles and his CD "Audible Lights" he is recognized as one of the pioneers of microtonal music. 
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In 1979, he performed several pieces of chandravina and dulcevina, other instruments of his invention, he participated in the project of Richard Weiss entitled Dedicace (which will serve as soundtracks to the film Tusk directed by Alejandro Jodorowski) with Didier Malherbe, Martin Saint Pierre, Jean-Philippe Rykiel and many other international artists. 
In 1981, continuing his involvement in various musical projects, he published in the alternative editions the book "Water Music" after having elaborated a series of 150 aquaphones to realize oneself, instruments using water to produce Sounds. He then created the Atelier d'Exploration Harmonique in 1983 in Roquevaire near Marseille, then at the Thoronet in the Var where he animated psychoacoustic workshops, initiation to the right Intonation, the relations between sounds and colors, vocal polyrhythms , Etc. And creates the Microtonale Ensemble of Thoronet, and the Festival of the "Harmonic Nights". 
This association is now based at the Oasis de Lentiourel in Saint-Afrique where it organizes courses and organizes again this festival. 
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Jacques Dudon's album Erosion distilled that we publish today offers the recordings of his psychedelic period in 1969 before his departure for India, miraculously found on two acetates engraved at the time...............

Credits
Accordion – Claude Parle
Drums – Marcel Bel
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonium, Composed By, Arranged By – Jacques Dudon
Zither, Pipe – Patrick Chabane

Tracklist
A1 Ancestor's Tour 2:51
A2 La Clef Des Oubliettes (Version 1) 5:43
A3 Le Clown 3:28
A4 Out Of The River 8:39
A5 Assis La Tête En L'Air 1:13
B1 Erosion Distillée 3:02
B2 L'Ether Brûlant 7:42
B3 Sitting Underground 2:09
B4 La Clef Des Oubliettes (version 2) 1:55
B5 L'Ange, Le Diable Et Les Colimaçons 3:54
B6 L'Ether Brûlant (Version 2) 2:57
B7 Le Doux Vrombissement 0:16

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