GOL+Charlemagne Palestine live 2008


Live Paris, Eglise Sainte Eustache
June 20th, 2008
Duration: 33:41

Charlemagne Palestine: organ, glass, voice
GOL trio: laptops, bass guitar, flutes

The unusual pairing of Charlemagne Palestine and french avant-concrete group GOL was exciting and raised justified expectations. GOL recently announced a CD collaboration with Iancu Dumitrescu on Algha Margen. This concert was pretty intense, with Palestine on full-blast organ washes and shamanistic vocals and GOL trio on concrete sounds, bass guitar drones and a pastoral flute trio to end the show. GOL’s music included electronic drones, bell sounds cut-up and concrete noise, and matched Palestine’s perfectly. There was some confusion at the beginning and I couldn’t decide when the sound balance was over and the concert actually started – so much so that my recording probably missed a few minutes, the show probaly amonted to 40-45mns. I wrote about both in previous posts (see here and here).

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2 Responses to “GOL+Charlemagne Palestine live 2008”


  1. 1 Adam E. July 2, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Is this for real? I mean that’s not “just a” Charlemagne P. bootleg…it’s a GREAT bootleg – with (fairly) good sound and really great music. The organ/cathedral pic is just awesome…your work? Could you perhaps post a larger version – it’s really a piece of art, my friend. Zillion thanks, you made my day!!

  2. 2 continuo July 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    The organ picture came from a Google image search for ‘Eglise Sainte Eustache’. Try this for yourself, it’s a beautiful church. Besides, I’m totally unable to take pictures while recording – I don’t know why, maybe because I’m checking rec level every 10 seconds! And with Palestine in the room, you sure have to check it often! He’s amazing. Thank you Adam for commenting. Did you listen to my previous Palestine recording? Heavy stuff, as well.


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