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In 1967, Marc Blanc and Patrick Fontaine were introduced to Daevid Allen after his departure from Soft Machine. They both played in Allen's Bananamoon band in Spain during summer '68 and in the south of France at the beginning of '69. Then they formed Ame Son in June '69, together with Franois Garrel on flute and Bernard Lavialle on guitar. The 'Catalyse' album was released in 1970, offering music that was strongly influenced by early Gong, faturing long psychedelic jams, often led by flute and guitar.


Ame Son were one of the earliest prog band sto cross-polinate free jazz with psychedelic music, especially on their lull-length "Catalyse" released in 1970. Many tracks begin in an avant free-form jam that eventually develop into more structured song and rhythm, with lyrics in either french or english, and then slips back into another wild free-form freak-out. Prominent flute, drugged-out vocals, and fuzzed-up electric guitar lend this a definite late-'60s underground vibe, though because ofthe originalityofthe materials and the quality of musicianship, it doesn't sound dated like similar releases from that era. Regarded by connoisseurs of thea masterpiece.
The classic lp by french prog quartet formed fromof daevid allen's "bananamoon" outfit. Originally released in 1970, these long spacey jams have obvious gong influences.


Gatefold cover vinyl reissue of psychedelic French progressive rock originally released in 1970 on the French BYG label. This artwork is from the original German pressing, also from 1970


Hein, Quant A Toi 6:42
A1a Hein, Quant A Toi
A1b Wie Tot Die Wiederweckung Ist
A1c Hommage

Seventh Time Key 6:12
A2a Seventh Time Key
A2b I Just Want To Say

Cœur Fou 8:12
A3a Cœur Fou
A3b La Globule
A3c Le Mal Sonne


Eclosion 5:36
B1a Eclosion
B1b Maria Der Vier Winde

Reborn This Morning On The Way Of… 6:20
B2a Reborn This Morning On The Way Of…
B2b Unity

A Coup De Hache
B3a A Coup De Hache (Mit Dem Schlag Der Axt)
B3b Les Sables Mouvent


AME SON LP Catalyse (Free Jazz Psych Rock)

€26.90 Regular Price
€23.90Sale Price
  • Label: Soundvision – 03512

    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo

    Country: Europe

    Released: 2013

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