Jacques Thollot was a French drummer who perfected an idiosyncratic style of playing that was most fully realised on Quand le son devient aigu, jeter la girafe à la mer ("when the sound gets high-pitched, throw the giraffe into the sea"). It's a strange collection of pieces, whose arrangements are often just based around drums and piano. This LP sounds like a cousin of krautrock, especially considering the odd drones and samples that are the backdrop to Thollot's playing.
Vinyl LP £20.49 FFL049
Reissue LP on Souffle Continu Records. Remastered from the original tapes incl. 16-page booklet with unpublished photos and an essay by Jean Rochard.
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