François de Roubaix - L'Antarctique - Wémè BE 2015 NM/VG+
In the early 1970s, director and ocean adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau commissioned French composer François de Roubaix to write music to illustrate his films about his expeditions. De Roubaix complied and proposed to Cousteau a crazy music, perhaps too crazy for the Commander, which the latter refused. Decades later, the Belgian label WéMè has brought out these treasures from the drawers, as well as other archives of the composer, in this double album, well ahead of its time and therefore indispensable. Here is what you need for an extraordinary dive into the abyss. And what about the unreleased "L'atelier", one of his craziest pieces! Originally released in 2009 on black vinyls, this is the second press on blue wax. Must have!