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Francis Bebey - African Electronic Music 1975-1982
Francis Bebey
African Electronic Music 1975-1982
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his african compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, and some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the french-speaking world. But few people know that in the 1970s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic keyboards, organs and drum machines offered him new possibilities of totally controlling his compositions. he embraced the technique of 'sound on sound' recording (recording several tracks, sequentially juxtaposed on the same tape). This new stage in his musical career included the production of several records ('savannah georgia,' 'new track', 'haiti'), rarities both for their creative explorations as well as their manifestations on vinyl. This was a particularly rich period for him, as he tested the limitless possibilities of the medium, and made use of surprising and novel instruments.
Francis Bebey - Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984
Francis Bebey
Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984
2LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Special compilation from Parisian re-issue kings, Born Bad, of the late Cameroonian master musician, Francis Bebey. This is the material we were hoping would follow the excellent comp from last year. Amazing 'universal' music currently only available on expensive originals. Double album with printed innersleeve.
La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin
Cannibale - Not Easy To Cook
Cannibale
Not Easy To Cook
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
If Cannibale's members brought their breakfast back up when talking about 'Not Easy To Cook', their listeners would be surprised. There's a world of difference between the beginning of Cannibale's success story and this second album. The most surprising thing about 'Not Easy To Cook' is the sultriness that emerges. It's hard to sum it up other than by comparing these 10 songs with some pressure cooker in which bits of dancehall, London ska and Hawaiian dub would have cooked together. Here's the small miracle achieved by this LP recorded by the band in its remote French village: sounding French, but Polynesian French. A very psychedelic mixture of cumbia, African rhythms and garage music. Or, if you will, a kind of missing link between Fela Kuti, The Doors and The Seeds!
Vox Low - Vox Low
Vox Low
Vox Low
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
This is a time for punk urgency, for depressed minimal Krautrock, for the great shamanichypnosis. This bunch of greasers from the Porte de St Ouen area now perform as VoxLow, with Jean-Christophe Couderc (vocals and synth) and Benoît Raymond (legendarybass guitar, guitar, synth), later joined by Mathieu Autin (infernal drums and voodoopercussions) and Guillaume Léglise (savage SG guitar, synths as well) for setting up liveperformances. Indeed for Vox Low, stage performance is a founding act. It even has todo with pure ceremony, which quickly brought the band its cult aura. Seeing the comboon stage is an act of faith, a celebration of dark forces. Far from lazy live performanceson Ableton, Vox Low is like an acid-house version of the Jesus & Mary Chain on stage.After having been the heartthrobs of Andrew Weatherall (whom they've remixed), afterbeing remixed by the black angel Ivan Smagghe, after releasing maxi-singles on JenniferCardini's techno label and on the brilliant Evrlst, Vox Low is now turning up on aninsolently rock'n'roll label. Which is just logical, being one of the few bands able tostylishly surf between 60s rockabilly influences and cold, minimal techno from aroundCologne or Berlin's Zoologischer Garten Station.
V.A. - Antilles Mechant Bateau
V.A.
Antilles Mechant Bateau
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The West Indies - a sweet coastline subject to many clichés from another time. That postcard with coconut trees, a glass of rum to sip on, those so exotic madras dresses... Almost as many as in Compagnie Créole's "doudouist" songs, that say a lot about the misunderstandings from both sides of the ocean. West Indians are still as stuck with this distorted outlook as in the good old days of the colonies. Because, underneath the veneer of moldy images, a completely different reality is woven. 'They beat drums but were never number one' - to misquote the chorus by a Martinique-born French singer. This is the subject of this collection - musicians drumming on percussion as a way of asserting their creolized identity. Songs that tell, in veiled terms, a different reality from what mainlanders were fed with. Special cases, with cries of joy and laments accompanied by cadences, as an invitation to trance, all immersed in the Caribbean melting pot of rhythm.
V.A. - Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
V.A.
Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"To succeed in life is to believe in this moment when allis magic, when you're a giant; to succeed in life is to cross an ocean, not knowingwhat for nor whom for, to be off on an adventure, quite simply" Bernard Tapie TheFrench in the 80s were not faint-hearted: as some threw themselves heart and soulinto music or business, others wouldn't mind going bottomless to get themselvesnoticed_ While Bernard Tapie soon realized his own fortune was rather to be foundin business, many music-loving dreamers already imagined themselves in the sun, inan enchanting world made of funky rhythms and synthesizers. While the FrenchNational Front was growing in the shadow of François Mitterrand, these guys mixedNew York-style funk with electronic, Eastern or African sounds. These musiciansfrom all backgrounds - often lovers of "gentle pranking" as introduced by the newlylicensedindependent radio stations - were seeking the easy money they were toldabout so much. With their genre-crossing arrangements and often chanted lyrics,they brought honor to the "SOS Racisme" generation, unconsciously outlining thenascent French contemporary urban culture. It must be said, the time was conduciveto all kinds of mixes: following the left's accession to power, many illegal immigrantshad just been sorted out, and Southern cultures were in vogue in all fields. TheFrench, while admiring Grace Jones' "savage beauty" in Jean-Paul Goude'sadvertisements, were enjoying their freshly-gained fifth week of paid vacation,tanning on the beaches of Maghreb. Following The Clash's example, punks androckers converted to reggae, and the new independent radios opened up theirprogramming to "world music". Even politicians - of all persuasions - frequented theselect Parisian nightclub Keur Samba to discreetly scheme with the future of"Françafrique" to the sound of disco and exotic hits_
La Femme - Mystere
La Femme
Mystere
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Returning with a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats, 'Mystère' sees La Femme celebrating all that's wonderful about their city Paris. Recorded between a castle in Brittany and a Paris basement before being finished up with Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective) in LA, 'Mystère' once again sees backgrounds blurred and worlds collide. The band's chic retro-futurist surf-pop sound possesses the same dose of glamorous punk stomp as previously, but now layered with an elegant fusion of influences including Ennio Morricone, Marie Et Les Garcons, The Velvet Underground, oriental sounds, Turkish disco, Tuareg blues, medieval psychedelia, and mainstays s.a. Brian Eno and Pink Floyd.
Cyril Cyril - Certaine Ruines
Cyril Cyril
Certaine Ruines
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A muezzin without borders, Cyril Yeterian came to the disheveled world through Mama Rosin, a three-piece that stirred the ghosts of the rogue bayou, the clammy Mardi Gras of some electric Louisiana. Soon, the world fell in love with their flair. Within the same space-time, Cyril Bondi hit the road. Diatribes, La Tène, Insub Meta Orchestra, the most adventurous projects of the Geneva scene all had a bone to pick with this percussionist in search of unheard beats. A single word, a single cry can say a lot, as long as it is soulful. The sound of a duo reduced to its simplest expression - rhythm, a riff, a voice - can bear within itself an infinitely luxuriant musical organism - the double helix of DNA. Cyril Cyril, so real, so rich.
Pierre Sandwidi - Le Troubadour De La Savane 1978 / 1982
Pierre Sandwidi
Le Troubadour De La Savane 1978 / 1982
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh Nigerian synth-funk from Burkina Faso, recorded sometime between the late '70s and early '80s. These groovy dancing sounds, killer keys and slow burners will kill you softly. Pierre Sandwidi stands as one of the finest Voltaic artists from the 1970s. He belonged to an unsung elite of Francophone artists such as Francis Bebey, G.G. Vickey, Amédée Pierre, André-Marie Tala, Pierre Tchana or Mamo Lagbema. His entire released output consists of less than ten 7 inches, two LPs and a bunch of cassettes. A man from the provinces, he always favored social engagement and carefully crafted lyrics over instant fame. His words and music challenged General Lamizana's dreary presidency, which ruled the country from 1966 to 1980.
Bernard Estardy - Space Oddities 1970-1982
Bernard Estardy
Space Oddities 1970-1982
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
A master of the mixing board, from the late '60s until the '90s Bernard Estardy was the wizard of French musical recordings. As head of CBE studios, he shaped everything from Gérard Manset's concept albums to Claude François' hit singles, Françoise Hardy's delicate tear-jerkers and Michel Sardou's soul-stirrers. This "giant" had his hand in the whole range of mainstream French music by making his studio a veritable playground for experimentation. His legendary album 'La Formule Du Baron,' released in 1969, and the eight LPs of production music he made between 1974 and 1978 for Tele Music are vivid proof.
Nino Nardini / Eddie Warner / Roger Roger - Space Oddities 1972-1982
Nino Nardini / Eddie Warner / Roger Roger
Space Oddities 1972-1982
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Film / TV
During the '60s and '70s, three distinguished gentlemen who had built their careers playing French-made exotic jazz (Roger Roger, Nino Nardini and orchestra leader Eddie Warner) met each evening in the Ganaro recording studio. They mainly experimented -or simply played- with keyboards that looked like prototypes of spaceships. Flying high on whimsical and joyful inspiration, the improbable trio used their strange instruments to sketch out the beginnings of something that, at that time, resembled the future of music. This collection presents some of the highlights that resulted from their light-hearted, electronic pop sessions.
Pierre Vassiliu - OST Ils ...
Pierre Vassiliu
OST Ils ...
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Film / TV
On 7-inch, here's a previously unissued 1970 killer jazz-funk score by Pierre Vassiliu (the man behind 'Les Masques' and tons of other cool projects) for the Jean-Daniel Simon directed movie.
V.A. - Mobilisation Generale - Protest And Spirit Jazz From France 1970-1976
V.A.
Mobilisation Generale - Protest And Spirit Jazz From France 1970-1976
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
24,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
While singles from the Stones, Who, Kinks and MC5 provided an incendiary soundtrack for the revolution, it was Black Americans who truly blew the world from its foundations in the 60s. Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp left behind the jazz of their fathers' generation, liberating the notes, trashing the structures, diving headfirst into furious improvisations, inventing a new land without boundaries - neither spiritual nor political. Free jazz endowed the saxophone with the power to destroy the established order. In 1969, the Art Ensemble of Chicago arrived at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier in Paris and a new fuse was lit. Their multi-instrumentalism made use of a varied multiplicity of "little instruments" (including bicycle bells, wind chimes, steel drums, vibraphone and djembe: they left no stone unturned), which they employed according to their inspirations. The group's stage appearance shocked as well. They wore boubous (traditional African robes) and war paint to venerate the power of their free, hypnotic music, directly linked to their African roots. They were predestined to meet up with the Saravah record label (founded in 1965 by Pierre Barouh), already at the vanguard of as-yet unnamed world music. Brigitte Fontaine's album Comme à la radio, recorded in 1970 after a series of concerts at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, substantiated the union of this heiress to the poetic and politically committed chanson francaise (Magny, Ferré, Barbara) with the Art Ensemble of Chicago's voodoo jazz and the Arab tradition perpetuated by her companion Areski Belkacem.
Frustration - Midlife Crisis/Sad Face
Frustration
Midlife Crisis/Sad Face
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Post punk at its best by one of the best current French bands. Think Warsaw meets Wire meets The Fall with insane electronic touches and you will already have a good idea of their musical universe. Raw and powerful. Second press with slightly different artwork.
V.A. - Disque La Raye
V.A.
Disque La Raye
LP | 2017 | FR | Original (Born Bad)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / FR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This cool releasecompiles some of the best tunes in Creole boogaloo. The charmof the restored sound of these old 7-inches is only matched bythe ardor of the interpretations. Like no music genre everbefore, boogaloo brought together African Americans andLatinos, who already attended the same parties, but danced todifferent tunes. Indeed, boogaloo overtook the West Indies withamplified keyboards and electrified guitars, and this new waveknocked out hierarchy and habits.
V.A. - Bingo - French Punk Exploitation 1978-1981
Cannibale - No Mercy For Love
Cannibale
No Mercy For Love
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
French band Cannibale releases an exciting album that sounds like a surprising -and very psychedelic- mixture of cumbia, African rhythms and garage music. Or, if you will, a kind of missing link between Fela Kuti, The Doors and The Seeds!
Group Doueh & Cheveu - Dakhla Sahara Sessions
Frustration - Empires Of Shame
V.A. - Chebran: French Boogie 1980-1985
V.A.
Chebran: French Boogie 1980-1985
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Squeezed in between the age of disco and that of modern electronic music, French Boogie was a transitional phase, but it remains an amazingly refreshing testimony to the intermingling of pop and underground cultures. The genre was hastily categorized as anecdotal in spite of its pioneering synthetic groove and matchless bass lines. An attentive ear will discover the poetry of the ephemeral beyond the eccentricities of the genre, as well as a certain unexpected avant-gardism. Always cheerful and catchy, French Boogie is what you need to party.
V.A. - WIZZZ French Psychorama 1967 - 1970 Volume 3
Jean-Pierre Decerf - Space Oddities 1975-1978
Jean-Pierre Decerf
Space Oddities 1975-1978
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
From the early '70s to the mid-80s, this self-taught French musician composed about twenty albums of production and library music with generic cover art and titles ('Out Of The Way', 'Magical Ring', 'Keys Of The Future', 'Pulsations', 'More And More', etc.) that evoke interstellar travel. These experimental discs, made with love, humility and rudimentary means, had no other purpose than to accompany other peoples' images. However, now Jean Pierre Decerf is given the credits he deserves: that of an innovator whose rhythmic, synthetic compositions inspired the harbingers of the French Touch (Air comes to mind), not to mention some East Coast rappers.
Cha Cha Guitri - French Synth Wave - St. Etienne 1981
Cha Cha Guitri
French Synth Wave - St. Etienne 1981
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A release of '80s new-wave from France, with a bit of sunshine. These electro retro-futuristic songs have that slight sweet and sour flavour, somewhere between casual and sophisticated.
Catholic Spray - Earth Slime
Catholic Spray
Earth Slime
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Trashy garage pop from Paris, France, by a band that formed in 2010. Some members also play in Zyklon Beach and Strange Odd Mysteries. Crampsy dark surf and reverb-rich punk balladry.
Frustration - Uncivilized
Marietta - La Passagere
Marietta
La Passagere
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Sophomore album by Marietta, La Passagère follows Basement Dreams Are TheBedroom Cream (Born Bad Records, 2015), which was lauded by French dailynewspaper Liberation, magazines Les Inrockuptibles, Magic, New Noise and onlinemagazine Noisey. After touring with his band for two years and playing well-receivedconcerts at Villette Sonique, Rock en Seine, Levitation Festival, Musiques Volantes,Bars en Trans, laureate of leading French development prize Fair 2017 GuillaumeMarietta has come back with nine songs written in French for the first time. Thealbum was recorded in Los Angeles by Chris Cohen, singer-songwriter andproducer extraordinaire, with two albums signed on Captured Tracks and pastmember of Deerhoof and The Curtains. Mixed by Kenneth Gilmore, permanentmember of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, who counts in his mixing catalogue FrontRow Seat To Earth by Weyes Blood and My Dreams Dictate My Reality by SOKO.A carnal, sensual, hallucinating and melancholic record, fed by representations of thewoman, the modern city, self-abandon, paranoia and redemption. La Passagère isinhabited by the ghosts of Syd Barret and Lou Reed, and nods to contemporaryproductions by Kurt Vile, Cate Lebon, Tim Presley, Kevin Morby, and of courseChris Cohen.
V.A. - Des Jeunes Gens Modernes 1978-1983 Volume 2
Orval Carlos Sibelius - Ordre Et Progres
Forever Pavot - La Pantoufle
Forever Pavot
La Pantoufle
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
2017 album by Forever Pavot, the brain-child and solo venture of Emile from the Parisian psych/prog band Arun Tazieff. Musically Emile blends influences from both '60s and contemporary psych, Ennio Morricone, French and Italian movie soundtracks, library music and more.
Francois Virot - Marginal Spots
Francois Virot
Marginal Spots
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Second solo album by this French lo-fi pop folk artist, who once got nicknamed the one person Animal Collective. A record that is as much a laid-back digest of his discography, an actualisation of his obsessions (colourful drums, catchy but devious melodies, referential tangle - Police vs. The Ex vs. Joe Dassin?), then a declaration of independence from the current indie pop laws.
Julien Gasc - Kiss Me, You Fool!
El'Blaszczyk Rock Band Himself - The Quirky Lost Tapes 1993-1995
El'Blaszczyk Rock Band Himself
The Quirky Lost Tapes 1993-1995
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
16,19 €* 17,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A collection of bizarre avant-garde garage-rock, recorded by El'Blaszczyk in the early '90s, together with his 10 year old sister and his neighbour. The result is vaguely reminiscent of the universe of actor/director Jean Yanne, the comedian music group Les Charlots, and humoristic singer Boby Lapointe.
Puberty - Puberty
Use - Chien D'La Casse
Dorian Pimpernel / Forever Pavot / Julien Gasc - Moonshine
J.C. Satan - J.C. Satan
J.C. Satan
J.C. Satan
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Brutal and complex, furious and spirit-evoking, making spikes then descending, this album strikes the nail of black-garage-gospel with the hammer of Viking gods, right in the middle of a storm of decibels that lance the climate, electrically charged by each of J.C. Satan's coming shows.
Forever Pavot - Rhapsode
Forever Pavot
Rhapsode
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
So there is a new tenant in the Jean-Claude Vannier residence. The discreet type, but rather noisy. Fuzz guitars, wild farfisa, bass lines mixed well ahead in the Burgalat tradition, flutes playing, horse cavalcades on Miguel El Salam, 'Rhapsode' is such a huge indoor Western shot by the ORTF ( 64's to 74's French Broadcasting Authority TV) that sometimes we expect to see Jean-Christophe Averty spring out from an enclosure, holding both a camera and a joint. But again, clothes dont make the man. The name Forever Pavot was not born of an apology of drugs: "It started as a joke. One day I read too fast a "flower power" poorly written on a school pencil case. It made me laugh", said Emile. The result is worth all these sleepless nights: where others merely copy the past, Emile stacks up sound, rehabilitates the harpsichord in this narrow world that has become pop music. He composes arranged pieces (Electric Mami) that give the impression of hearing 'Strawberry Fields Forever' sung by Zombies. After an initial 45 rpm, 'Christophe Columb', which he produced in the spring of 2013, and which was"distributed free with chocolates" and then repressed by Frantic City, the story of Forever Pavot begins to take shape around a new group.
Rob Jop Star Band - Rob Jop Star Band
Rob Jop Star Band
Rob Jop Star Band
LP+7" | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Born Bad)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Official Reissue Of The Weirdest Records Ever Released In France In The Early 70s, Fantastic Sci-Fi Spaced Out Psych With Astonishing Lysergic Fuzz Distortions And Drenched Crazy Electronic Noise Effects, Includes Free 7" With 2 Unissued Tracks
Rob Jo Star Band - Rob Jo Star Band
V.A. - WIZZZ French Psychorama 1966-1970 Volume 1
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