Sunday, 3 June 2007

Pierre Henry: Maléfices (1962)


Pierre Henry - the legend, the wizard, the hermit, the guru, the best of the best. It is a shame that there is so little music available by the father of musique concrete and an even bigger shame that most of it are vinyl-only releases. Such as this short yet wonderful musique concrete soundtrack Maléfices, composed in 1962 at his Studio Apsome (if I'm not mistaken). Sorry, no tracklist is available here - we have to accept this little shortcoming in exchange for some simply amazing timbres, almost an electronic lullaby...
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Voila:
http://sharebee.com/98fb518f

jeremy said...

Hooray! Thanks for this and for your blog. Many jewels here....

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Can't wait for the Ferrari interviews.

Partner said...

Thank you so much for this! A real beauty...I never heard Henry in such a melodic mood...

jd45 said...

Merci !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this.
I have the six track names, but there are only five here, so I'm not sure what's missing.

Rod

Anonymous said...

OK, I've figured it out.
First off, the front and back covers are here:

http://tinyurl.com/3awg57

Also, the third track in the download ("Track 13", for some reason), is divided into two pieces with a break about two-thirds the way into the piece)

hope this helps!

Rod

Anonymous said...

thank you!