Salon des Composants 1970 flexidisc

Salon des Composants 1970 front cover
Salon des Composants 1970 back cover
Salon des Composants 1970 side 1

This flexidisc is a promotional record for the Sescosem French company, a Thomson CSF subsidiary, to be given to visitors of the 1970 Salon des Composants, or Electronic Components Fair, a professional convention for micro chips and integrated circuits of the time, I guess. On the first side, a female hostess welcomes the listener to the Sescosem showroom with an exceptionally cheesy way of speaking, detailing the Sescosem products and naming each engineer involved in their various projects, all this on a background of chiming notes from a marimba. The flip is an electroacoustic composition courtesy of 1970s French library music stalwarts Nino Nardini and Roger Roger, recorded in their Studio Ganaro near Versailles – I posted another of their 45rpm oddities a while ago. The track blends electronic sounds with lots of sound effects, backward running tape, musique concrète sounds and real instruments like percussion. The title Structures électroniques is of course a portmanteau name based on Structures Sonores (Baschet Brothers) and Poème Electronique (Edgar Varèse).

01 Sescosem aux Composants 1970 (4:35)
02 Structures électroniques (4:15)

Total time 8:50
Flesidisc 7in single released by Pérez Publicité, France, 1970


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9 Responses to “Salon des Composants 1970 flexidisc”

  1. 1 newname July 23, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much Continuo !!!!

  2. 2 continuo July 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You’re welcome.

  3. 3 Ben July 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    This is really beautiful, thanks for posting!

  4. 4 continuo July 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Hi, Ben. Glad you enjoyed.

  5. 5 Wolfgang July 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    One of the best blogs ever! This posting is beautiful again. – But the link to “another of their 45rpm oddities” is just informative, the download-links are all dead. Are you going to re-upload? Would be nice.

  6. 6 continuo July 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the compliments, Wolfgang. The policy on this blog is no re-upload except for readers who offer a re-uploaded file from an old post. There’s a dedicated page called “2012 re-ups“.

  7. 7 Tickled to absorbing October 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    the flexidisc is awesomely clean and brand new.
    Have a word for an idea where did you get tha one?
    Perfect music and very fun in some cases like the spoken blurbing voicing among “famous water “concrete sound from the usual Studio Ganaro Production wich many aficionados know in “Frog Pond” or “Sound industrial N°5”

    thanks for working links !

    italian cdr lowered army

  8. 8 continuo October 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This is a flea market find. The disc is in average condition but the rip was cleaned with ClickRepair.

  9. 9 macadames January 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hi when i try to download, i get a “downbload.exe” file is it normal ? Antivirus do not like it …
    Thank you

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