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Philippe Doray & Les Asociaux Associes – Le Composant Compositeur

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Having dynamited the end of the ’70s with two radical albums — Ramasse-Miettes Nucléaires (FFL 058LP) in 1976 and Nouveaux Modes Industriels (FFL 059LP) in 1978, both reissued by Souffle Continu — Philippe Doray and his Asociaux Associés still hadn’t finished singing. Throughout the next decade he began his Composant Compositeur which would document the “second period,” as he calls it, of his Asociaux Associés. The record includes new schizo-electro songs which make the most of his association with Laurence Garcette, who also plays all sorts of keyboards. A prolongation of the first period of the Asociaux Associés, the duo updates Doray’s poetry: in reaction to the current overcast atmosphere, here are some hallucinatory fantasies to the rhythm of an infernal circle dance or an ecstatic waltz or even coded messages stuffed into bottles and thrown into space. On the bonus CD there are further iconoclastic examples: rare recordings (unpublished or even “inaudible”) of the Asociaux Associés but also by Crash, a duo that Doray formed with Thierry Müller (Ilitch, Ruth). At the controls of their experiment-bending machine the musicians multiply the possibilities: peripheral rock, arias in orbit, broken swing, industrial mantras and other joyful falsities.