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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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« LES FOUS D'OR »
« LES FOUS D’OR » (1975)

« Cornerstone »
TWILIGHT AND CALL OF THE ASCENDING SPIRITS (5:50)
ARRIVAL OF THE MAGIC DOLL (3:03)
RITES OF THE DOLL (8:04)

« Les Fous d’Or »
HENRY THE DOLL’S FOOL (3:00)
EVE SPEAKS (1:55)
RITUAL OF THE DOLL’S MASTER (13:09)

« Les Fous d’Or » : released by EMI in 1975 and housed in a fantastic surrealist cover designed by his father, Georges Wakhevitch (famous french art director from russian origin, set and costume designer of hundreds of movies, plays, operas, ballets), the album marks the debut of Igor Wakhevitch’s long-standing collaboration with the famous american dancer choreographer Carolyn Carlson at the National Opera of Paris and many other of his compositions and creations for renowned international festivals as Shiraz-Persepolis Festival in Iran, Festival d’Avignon, Festival of Israel, Homi Bhaba Auditorium Mumbai India, Carolyn Carlson’s world tour, etc. It also shows the composer’s progression into a more esoteric and lyrical grounds : a departure from the vehemence of his first three albums into quiter, yet equally dark and mysterious regions. Divided in two sides named by Igor « Cornerstone » and
« Les Fous d’Or », the whole record oozes a dreamy, unsettling, surrealist atmosphere enhanced by spoken word introductions that open a series of mesmering electronic pieces which range from the gentle to the hypnotic. Animal sounds, baby crying, thunderbolts, ritual horns, wordless vocals and assorted metal banging and scraping add to the whole mix for a landmark sound that will evolve in future albums. Six different pieces that take off where Hathor’s « Aurore » left before moving into a crazy and disjointed landscape that echoes the crazyness of « Docteur Faust » yet in a subtle, stranger, more wraped way.

Sideris Music records MA-1403



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