AKSAK MABOUL: Onze Danses pour Combattre la Migraine
Reissue of the classic 1970 LP on CD. Mostly written and played by Marc Hollander using a Farfisa organ, clarinets and bassclarinet, middle eastern percussion, mandolin, flute, xylophone, saxes and drum machines (a rare example of their effective and sensible use to be what they are). Full of additive rhythms, iterations and catchy melodic material, this music is at the same time, intelligently minimal, deceptively simple and satisfyingly crammed with detail. Aksak Maboul was one of the seven actual RIO groups, and this LP was why.