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« HATHOR »
« This record fits in with the tradition of Pierre Henry and Spooky Tooth. There is a pervasive dreamings about it. With the intense use of synthesizers, percussion and mystic texts, the whole is not without hints of style of « Tangerine Dreams » or « Amon Duul ». One more point, the record is very hard to find ; one alternative : rake through flea markets night and day, wathever the weather »

« La Tribune de Genève »

« One cannot think about a performance by Carolyn Carlson without thinking about the music of Igor Wakhevitch »
Anne Surger
« Le Quotidien de Paris »

« Igor Wakhevitch’s music is truly a work of architecture which supports the whole construction »
Jean-Claude Dienis
Les Saisons de la Danse


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« DOCTEUR FAUST »
« DOCTEUR FAUST » (1971)

AIMANTATION (2:05)
MATERIA PRIMA (10:30)
     a. Gnomides (2:30)
     b. Faust (5:00)
     c. Vulcain (3:00)
EAU ARDENTE (4:30)
TÉNÈBRES (6:00)
MATINES (3:00)
LICORNES (4:30)
SANG POURPRE (6:00)

Igor Wakhevitch ’s 1972 second album was a step beyond into a music alchemy that defies categorisation and the work that started to define his trademark sonic collage of styles and moods. Oozing darkness and mistery, plenty mind-bending tricks that take the listener to a wild and trippy ride into occult zones , spoken word passages and open drum breaks. Delirious acid passages, hypnotic bass riffing, stoned funk beats, wild free-rock freak-outs, avant-garde orchestral drama, dubbed-outpassages : Wakhevitch ’s trade-mark collage and sound manipulation into a psychedelic kaleidoscop full of intense moods. It has become over the years Igor Wakhevitch ’s hardest to find album and one that’s been chased, also due to his striking cover-art, made by no-other than Philippe Druillet , one of the top exponent of french 70’s sci-fi comics school which revolved around the seminal « Metal Hurlant » french magazine.

Sideris Music records MA-1402



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