Sebastian Gandera ‘Un Soir…’





(Sebastian Gandera)
01 Un Soir… I (5:13)
02 Un Soir… II (5:09)
03 Un Soir… III (5:32)
04 Un Soir… IV (5:27)
05 Un Soir… V (5:38)
06 Un Soir… VI (4:03)

(Sebastian Gandera + Facio Rictus)
07 Un Soir… VII (5:23)
08 Un Soir… VIII (5:45)
09 Un Soir… IX (5:56)
10 Un Soir… X (5:35)
11 Un Soir… XI (5:29)
12 Un Soir… XII (2:45)

Sebatian Gandera: keyboards, voice
Facio Rictus: keyboards, voice
Christophe Mignon: violin on side A

Self released C60 cassette circa 1989-1990 housed in a photo-size black plastic box, complete with booklet and inserts. No release date, no track titles, no label.

Sebastian Gandera is french composer Eric Morin. Facio Rictus is Patrick Duval. Both had a bunch of cassettes releases and compilation appearances in the 1990s. Gandera shared a split cassette with Klimperei: ‘La Bakélite/Petit Aéroplane’ in 1994 on the Façade french label (now available as a CD-R from french label Underground Productions). ‘Un soir…’ is one of the first Gandera releases. Beautiful melodic keyboard loops, violin and vocals. Sebastian Gandera is known for his minimalist, sad & melodic piano compositions, but here we have bleak songs a la Tuxedomoon. The first track has a ‘Johnny Got His Gun’ sample.

… using a variety of synthetic, repetitive musical phrases to create something peculiar and Gallic, including looped snippets of voice, piano-like keyboards and the like. All of this stuff cycles round and round like a delightful little accordion-playing Bruce Gilbert.
[from tape review]

Sebastian Gandera cassettography:

  • ‘Schizophrenic Dreams’, 1988
  • ‘Un soir…’ with Facio Rictus, 1989
  • ‘Le silence n’était pas tout à fait calme’
  • ‘Wegens Herindeling Gesloten’, w/ Ignore Alien Orders ,
    on ZNS Tapes [+]
  • ‘La marche sur les toits’, 1993 [+]
  • ‘9 Histoires Sans Parole Pour 10 Doigts Sans Sourire’, 1994
  • ‘La Bakélite’, w/ Klimperei, on Façade, 1994
  • ‘Les impudiques’, 1994 on Harmonie/Taalem
  • ‘Huit fragments du silence’, Markus Schwill tapes
  • ‘Schizophrenic Dreams’ split k7 w/ Discipline on Mind Scan

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11 Responses to “Sebastian Gandera ‘Un Soir…’”

  1. 1 akiVua January 16, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Kaixo Continuo’s weblog.
    Perdona por lo del idioma, pero solo hablo Euskara y español, he visto tu blog, y en una entrada a un viejo “amigo”, Sebastian Gandera (Eric Morin.), me gusta Gandera desde la primera vez que lo escuche, concretamente en una K7, editada por el sello TORACIC TAPES, del músico español Miguel Ángel Ruiz, por los años 1990, concretamente “DE DESSINS SI ÉSTRAGES……”, con referencia:TO24.
    Después me pude hacer con otra K7, “LA REVANCHE DE LA NUIT”, editado por el sello HYADES ARTS, y aquí le perdí la pista, estuve buscando K7 o CDs, pero nada, no encontré nada hasta hoy que doy con tu blog.
    Me bajo el archivo, y seguiré pasándome por la pagina.
    Gracias y hasta otra.

  2. 3 klimperei February 12, 2008 at 8:51 am

    well just a small precision : La Bakélite’, w/ Klimperei, on Façade, 1994 was first released as a CD on Façade, it is now available on CDr on UP :
    thanx a lot

  3. 4 continuo February 12, 2008 at 9:54 am

    And now you speak english!!! Thanks for the info. Good luck for your concert in Brussels next March 1st, 2008.

  4. 5 AUTODOLOR September 14, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    see at

    des dessins si éstranges in this blog.

  5. 6 Mushy November 11, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    i’ve received today this c60 but it’s not the same. I’ve a cover with a photo and behind there’s written by hand Sebastian Gandera’s adress and inside i’ve found a paper, written also by hand, with the tracktitle of this stuff!

    Does anyone get any info?

    ciao ciao

  6. 7 continuo November 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the info, Mushy. As far as I know, all Gandera’s k7s come in several releases and re-releases by himself or other labels in Spain, Germany or Mexico. I assume my copy is the original ‘Un Soir…’ release by Gandera himself.

  7. 8 Sergey Shkuratov September 19, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Cand you upload this file again?
    And, may be you hare more music by Sebastian Gandera?

  8. 9 Paul November 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hello there,

    i´d be so thankful for a re-upload of the beautiful tape. I can´t forget that dialogue about dreaming and reality. Indeed deeply fascinating.


  9. 10 florian m. December 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Also very excited by a possible release of this lost jewel.

  10. 11 florian m. October 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I know this blog is now dead… but if anybody can re-upload this jewel I would be eternally grateful !…

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