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