Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Pierre Courbois - Myria' Poda -1975- (LP, Universe Productions), Netherlands


Pierre Courbois (Nijmegen, 1940) is a Dutch drummer known from the great Dutch/German prog-fusion band Association and Association P.C. He played with many different figures from the European impro-jazz and jazz rock scene from the seventies onwards.

Despite the hidious cover this record is a true experimental masterpiece. Probably because of the cover it hasn't been properly rediscovered yet. Myria'Poda was recorded after a jamsession of Association P.C. in the German city of Bonn in 1975. It's a solo drum album that comes close to the unorthodox approach of drummers like Chris Cutler (Henry Cow). For this album Pierre Courbois had built his own drumkit out of fiberglass and combined it with echo-units, modulators, phasers, contact microphones, gongs, built-in pitch control and toms. As a metaphorical human centipede, milipede etc. (Family name for them is Myriapoda) Courbois takes on his drumkit and creates amazing atmospheres that transcend the traditional drum sounds.

The album has a sound much closer to some of the improvisational tripped out Krautrock bands like Faust, Amon Düül II or Limbus than to jazz or fusion. It really manages that you are not just listening to some drum experiments, but to a genuine trip of its own.

Recommended!

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10 comments:

  1. looking forward to hearing! thank you!

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  2. Thanks. His 1983 Independence LP is also rather weird and a personal favorite.

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    1. Cool! Never heard that one. Have you uploaded that one in the past?

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  3. Hey man, I have a Vagabunden Karawane dvd rip, If you still didn't got it I can post it on my blog

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    1. That would be absolutely amazing! Been looking for that film for such a long time. Thank you so much!

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    2. Sure thing, only problem is that it's 7GB folder with 1GB for each file, do you have any suggestions for file hosting site which allows me to upload suck big files ?

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  4. Hey! I'm not familiar with file hosting sites with these type of sizes. I know you can send up to 2GB with WeTransfer, but that goes through mail adresses. Let me know if you find something suitable. It's very much appreciated!

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    1. http://mindrippers.blogspot.co.il/2016/02/embryo-vagabunden-karawane.html
      Enjoy

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  5. Many thanks, Bence. I've been looking for ages for this album.

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  6. Thanks man. Weird stuff ... lovin' it!

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