Philippe Cauvin ‘Memento’ LP (1984)

LP cover

1 – Chanson Facile D’Amour (3’58)
2 – Comme Un Miroir D’Echo (2’57)
3 – Coeur (1’55)
4 – Jeu D’Enfant (1’36)
5 – Transe En Danse (2’43)
6 – Pour Un Recueillement (2’55)
7 – Air D’Elle (3’13)
8 – Automne (22’25)


After ‘Climage’ (1981), ‘Memento’ (1984) is the second solo album from the former guitarist/leader of Uppsala, a french band from Bordeaux, blending avantgarde songwriting with progressive elements. Philippe Cauvin also had a track on ‘Douze Pour Un’, a compilation LP by AYAA discs, France, 1982.

Cauvin’s delicate classical guitar is prominent throughout with some ocassional guest contributions (including Serge Korjanevski) on synth, triangle or percussion. But the striking ingredient is Cauvin’s voice, a falsetto giving his music a unique touch. The poetry of his music and singing is obvious, as well as the beauty of his songwriting.

Some of the tracks were commissioned for dance performances.

The LP has been reissued on Musea Records in France with additionnal tracks. This is a rip from the original LP.

2 Responses to “Philippe Cauvin ‘Memento’ LP (1984)”

  1. 1 david November 19, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Dear Continuo,

    thanks for Philippe Cauvin and the other great share (for the live stream music too –> who plays that wonderful post-country/rock’n’roll music???). If you have “Douze Pour Un”, compilation on AYAA, upload it please!!! Real treasury! My example is lost for years…

  2. 2 david November 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    The stream music is not yours but from great ‘’ (mea culpa)… Above mentioned is “Riders In The Sky” by Dick Dale & The Del-Tones…

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