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10.21.2006

Horrific Child "L'Étrange Monsieur Whinster" (Eurodisc, 913063, 1976)

This rare French Horror-Psych-Prog LP largely made the audio rounds about a year ago thanks to it's inclusion on the Nurse With Wound list; and assuming you're the kind of person who thinks they might enjoy a little French Horror-Psych-Prog in your life now & then, it's well worth the half an hour you'll need to invest in digesting it.

The work of Jean-Pierre Massiera (a guy behind an awful lot of interesting/ experimental audio), it can been seen as a pretty logical progression from the fantastic & spooky-themed Les Maledictus Sound project which he also helmed (and in fact was similar enough in vibe that the "Les Maledictus Sound" CD re-release even contains a "Horrific Child" excerpt). Weaving Krautrock-esque prog around a spacy horror-soundtrack atmosphere (complete with sound effects lifted from a variety of sources you'll probably recognize), it's a really hypnotizing and singular listen -- and the guy who gave me this file even included a few giant scans of the front & back cover along with the audio. Très bien!


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11 Comments:

Anonymous Lola said...

Thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you,thank you, thank you! I've been aching to hear this whole album ever since I caught a snippet of it at wfmu, but never thought this'd be the place it would turn up (and its just as weird and freaky as i thought it would be!). You always surprise me scarstuff, and can add me to the long list of folks extending you a general thanks for all the work you've done over the year. This has already been the most audio-riffic halloween ever for me!

10/22/2006 5:58 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for this one. it sure looks interesting. your doing a damn fine job and i really like your blog.

greetings,
th.

10/22/2006 6:16 AM

 
Anonymous badburt said...

Excellent blogging, fantastic sounds. This an absolute classic LP for collectors of all that is weird and strange, many thanks!

10/23/2006 1:34 AM

 
Anonymous grossmodule said...

Multiple benedictions!

May your wondrous worm tunnel continue to grow.

10/23/2006 1:40 PM

 
Anonymous sven said...

THANK YOU!

This completely made my Halloween.

10/23/2006 9:05 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You da man! Awesome share, thanks x million.

10/24/2006 10:38 AM

 
Anonymous fpunky said...

Any chance of a reup on the rare LP? Just happen to find your site today. Looks quite interesting.

11/06/2006 7:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! I love your blog.
It's such a rich and living archaive of music and culture.

I've been looking for
"Horrific Child "L'Étrange Monsieur Whinster" for years! Also I don't want to pay the $700+ price tag from ebay and others

Can you please reupload this little strange jem?

MZ
Sydney, Australia

11/25/2006 5:07 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes please !
reupload it !

:'(

4/07/2007 3:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you get a chance, could you please reupload? Thanks!

7/24/2007 9:14 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! i love this album. actually the NWW list has been around since the early 80's, and this great album was posted by MUTANT SOUNDS blog in january.

10/20/2007 9:56 PM

 

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