Wednesday, August 28, 2019

FRED FRITH / FERDINAND RICHARD – Dropera (RecRec Music ‎– 32 / LP-1991)




Label: RecRec Music ‎– RecRec 32
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Switzerland / Released: 1991
Style: Avantgarde
Recorded August 1989 at Sound and Vision Studio, Zürich.
Mixed December 1989 at Cold Storage Studio, London.
Artwork [Lithography] – Busag Zurich
Cover – Peter Bäder
Photography By [Booklet] – Bill Gilonis
Recorded By – Andy Rathgeb
Engineer [Mix] – Tim Hodgkinson
Produced by Raymund van Santen
Translated By [English] – Fred Frith
Translated By [German] – Heike Liss
Matrix / Runout (Side 1): REC REC 32 A T
Matrix / Runout (Side 2): REC REC 32 B T

side A: ON VIT ! .......................................................................................................... 21:30
            Petite Entrée: Au Restaurant, On Se Regarde! – 3:31
            Tableau 1: Riche Et Mystérieux! – 5:56
            Tableau 2: Mauvaise Gauche! – 2:24
            Tableau 3: Deux Emballés! – 2:52
            Tableau 4: Tous Cuits! – 4:02
            Fin Tragique: Flottent Les Petits Morceaux! – 2:33

side B: ON EST MORT ! ............................................................................................. 24:54
            Enchaînement Alchimique: Nos Fantômes Naissent! – 3:42
            Tableau 5: La Mer Est Notre Mère! – 4:08
            Tableau 6: Ah, Que La Vie Est Dure! – 4:59
            Tableau 7: Allez, On Danse! – 4:08
            Tableau 8: Holà! Tu Rèves! / Fin Comique: A Quand La Suite? – 7:48

Music By – Ferdinand Richard, Fred Frith

Note:
A booklet with translation of the French text into English and German has been included for easy tracking.

Personnel:
Fred Frith – guitars, violins, keyboards, digital and analogue percussion, background vocals
Ferdinand Richard – six-string bass guitar, lead vocals
Raymund van Santen – alto saxophone, clarinet, flageolet


Dropera is a concept album by Fred Frith and Ferdinand Richard, credited as "Fred & Ferd". It was their first collaborative album as a duo and was recorded in Zürich, Switzerland in August 1989. It was released on both LP and CD by RecRec Music in Switzerland in 1991. The album's songs were sung in French and a booklet of the song lyrics in French, German and English accompanied the album.



Dropera is a "twisted rock opera" about the comic and surreal adventure of two diners in a French restaurant involving abduction, an aircraft crash, death and re-awakening. Frith and Richard composed the music, and Richard wrote and sung the song texts. The music has been described as a mixture of avant-rock, pastorale with a little improvisation.

I recommend! Great album.



If you find it, buy this album!

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