Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
The sixth in a series of 10 limited edition CD and MP3 compilations to overcome our stock loss in the PIAS warehouse fires caused by rioting on August 8th. Volume six, compiled by Belle & Sebastian is available in our online shop and digital shop now!
Commonly, ignorantly but understandably lumped in with its wealthy not-too-distant cousin, Bollywood, Lollywood was inspired by, but often overshadowed by its posh and well travelled relative. Following the simplistic Bombay + Hollywood = Bollywood name game (that would in later years spawn Nollywood in Nigeria), Lollywood's Lahore based film industry was a profitable and vibrant one that found great success in the modest boundaries of its own country but was seldom savoured outside Pakistan. However, the hugely important musical business spawned a bi-product that was viewed as a potential earner for international entertainment industry, EMI, which allowed talented musicians to create ambitious music with world class mediums at there disposal, which throughout the 60s and 70s ranged from fuzz guitars, space echo machines and American and European synthesizers, but, due to the composers indigenous roots, rarely a drum kit.
The Stanley Schtinter Picture Show & Finders Keepers Records proudly presents Karel Kachyna's 1976 Czech film adaptation of Hans C. Anderson's The Little Mermaid, Mala Morska Vila - screened for the first time ever in the UK in all it's subtitled glory
With DJ Doug Shipton (Finders Keepers Records/B-Music) playing records in the foyer.
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Doors open 8pm. Screening 9pm
£5/£4 concessions, £3 members (on the door)
270 Mare Street
This all new LP comprises a personnel of the legendary European session players that appeared on classic Vannier and Gainsbourg scores such as Cannabis, La Horse, Slogan and Les Chemins de Katmandou as well as Histoire De Melody Nelson itself, and his own mythical follow up LP, the truly bizarre 1973 avant-garde ballet L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (which was finally rescued from obscurity in 2005 by Finders Keepers as the label’s debut release). The rhythm section line-up for the album alone reads like a European record collector’s wet dream...
Drums - Pierre-Alain Dahan (La Horse OST / L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches / Arpadys / Telemusic library / Voyage / The Peppers / Electro Rapide)
Drums - Dougie Wright (Histoire De Melody Nelson / John Barry 7 / Sound Of Sunforest / The Hollies’ Evolution / J'Taime Moi Non Plus)
Bass - Herbie Flowers (KPM library / CCS / Blue Mink / Psychomania OST / Nilsson's Jump Into The Fire / Lou Reed’s Take A Walk On The Wild Side / Sky)
Bass - Tony Bonfils (J.P. Massiera / Pyrahna Sounds / Horrific Child / Jean-Claude Petit / Voyage)
Guitar - Vic Flick (John Barry 7 / J'Taime Moi Non Plus / The James Bond theme)
Guitar and banjo - Denys Lable (La Horse OST / L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches / Electro Rapide)
Percussion - Marc Chantereau (L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches / Arpadys / Telemusic library / Duran Duran)
Recorded partly in Paris and partly in the UK (not unlike the classic Gainsbourg LPs) the album Roses Rouge Sang (Blood Red Roses) hears JCV taking care of vocal duties in his own unique style combining the macabre and the optimistic with ingenious world play and expert poetic use of the French language. Flourishing from initial rehearsal sessions for the first-ever live performance of Histoire De Melody Nelson (which was eventually staged by Finders Keepers at the Barbican Theatre in London in 2006) Roses Rouge Sang captures the authentic line-up just weeks after their initial reunion. With Roses Rouge Sang JCV combines a lifetime of experience working with some of the best orchestras and pop rhythm sections in throughout the world with a return to his roots and his initial, radical ideas on how contemporary music could combine the two.
Alongside a handful of his contemporaries and collaborators such as Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg, François de Roubaix, Brigitte Fontaine, Claude Nougaro and Gerard Manset, composer and orchestral arranger Jean-Claude Vannier is globally recognised as one of the key exponents of the Gallic pop cognoscenti to make the significant change from 60s yé-yé to the brooding conceptual pop which defined the following decade. His own masterworks, Histoire De Melody Nelson and L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (both of which benefited from the poetic prose of Serge Gainsbourg), are two such productions that continue to inspire and challenge popular music as long as five decades since they were first released to moderate audiences in the early 1970s.
Electro Rapide is a collection of similarly underexposed instrumental works that combine a mixture of Jean-Claude Vannier’s familiar trademark motifs and stylings from his coveted work for idiosyncratic French pop vocalists (such as Fontaine, Nougaro, Leonie and Anna St. Clair) with the seldom heard experimental music for ballets, fashion shows as well as his infamous film music (such as the soundtracks for Cannabis and La Horse).