Pascal Comelade ‘Logique du sens’

Music submitted by Vespucci. Thanks.

01 Un portrait de Catherine 1 (4:13)
02 Un portrait de Catherine 2 (1:49)
03 Winter rain (3:33)
04 Fragments/Accidents (4:59)
05 La malédiction du pharaon (3:00)
06 Un crime parfait (1:02)
07 Antoni Gaudi (1:36)
08 Liebeslied (0:56)
09 The curious sofa (4:11)
10 Sentimientos (0:55)

Total time: 26:00

Cassette released 1983 on Tago Mago (ref Camouflage 001) in a special pyramid-like packaging with 5 different colors available. Very good music, actually, though at first I felt I had heard all this before. But whenupon returning to ‘Logique du sens’ recently, I succombed once again to Pascal Comelade‘s charming, intoxicating miniatures. Comelade plays most instruments (grand piano, keyboards, guitars), while the exquisite Cathy Claret contributes flute and toy piano on some tracks, in what can pass for a prefiguration of the Bel Canto Orchestra – the next to come big step for Comelade. A collection of enchanting and melancholic instrumentals where keyboards reign supreme, ‘Logique Du Sens’ is possibly the french answer to Cluster Roedelius’ ‘Jardin Au Fou’. Wonderful.


8 Responses to “Pascal Comelade ‘Logique du sens’”

  1. 1 Zebulon July 26, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Well, first of all, a great thanks to continuo.wordpress for the comelade jewels shared here. And thanks also to contributor Vespucci for bringing this hard-to-find “Logique du sens”.

    Hope someone later share the Bel Canto Orchestra en concert (1983 10″ Vinyl bootlegged later by Ding-Dong-Disk in 84)

    And, sorry if not the purpose here, but does anyone knows the method to download the casasses_comelade_gamatzem.mp3, a 97’20” concert in streaming at Transport Ciberians…

    Thanks again

  2. 2 Zebulon July 26, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Oh, BTW, for those interested, you can find Comelade’s first LP here:

  3. 3 continuo July 26, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Thanks a lot for your comments, Zebulon.
    Regarding downloads, I hope the following can help:
    The Pascal Comelade unreleased EP from Gamatzen website:
    01 L’argot del soroll
    02 Via crucis del rocanrol
    03 Semafor
    04 Museu del Joguet

    The Casasses+Comelade 2004 1h37mn Live at the Gamatzem: mp3

    The Pierre Bastien 51:54mn live at the Gamatzen: mp3

  4. 4 Zebulon July 26, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks a lot for the links… It works perfectly .

    I’ve just post the 1988 Veneno EP found in outter space:

  5. 5 H.C. Earwicker July 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    A lovely record, indeed. Makes me think of Roedelius’ solo works. Gonna post one of his compilations over on the “Closet of Curiosities” soon. Thanks. And thanks to you & Zebulon for the extra DL links.

  6. 6 vespucci July 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks, continuo, for putting the Comelade album up here. Also big thanks to Jacques “Zebulon” Tati for providing the ‘Veneno’ EP. Actually I recently ordered this one along with the “Dialectique” one but they never arrived…

    By any chance: does anybody have a better “Paralelo” rip than that one posted by Mutant Sounds (track 2 is digitally distorted, and at side B obviously one track mistakingly was split, resulting in an 11th untitled track)??

    I’m also looking for rips of those cassettes: “Slow Music”, “Irregular Organs”, and “Vertical Pianos”, early contributions to tape samplers like ie. “Holger Meins”, as well as Comelade’s version of Kraftwerk’s “The Robots”.

    Some more Comelade can be found in the comments to the post of “Sentimientos” over at Mutant Sounds:

    And Zebulon – could you please contact me? My address is:
    s_vespucci ((.et.))

  7. 7 continuo July 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    ‘Jardin Au Fou’ is a 1979 Roedelius album, natürlich! A favorite!

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