Monday, March 12, 2007

Walking With a Limp

Aksak Maboul - Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine

According to Wikipedia, Aksak is a Turkish word meaning walking with a limp. Heavy, dude.

This is an album put out by a Belgain band in the late 1970s. Don't be afraid, though, because they don't sound Belch at all.

No, they sound French. Which is similar, but different. French, in the sense that it sounds half way in between synth music, and romantic dinner music, with maybe some carnival stuff in there to make it a little weird.

This is really about as close as I've heard to someone catching the happy up-tempo Autobahn rock of Kraftwerk. Still, it's got enough of the non-synth sing-songy stuff to temper the Kraftwerk influence.

Ah, hell, I don't know. I've had a coupla Belgian beers, and I think you all would like a Belgian record. So dig it.

Another NWW list favorite.


urania235 said...

Belgian + French = Belch
ha ha!

urania235 said...

Just listened to it. Totally mind-melting.

fuzztunnel said...

Astor Piazzola meets Kraftwerk

fuzztunnel said...

...meets Francois Poulenc...

Ben said...

Would love it if you could reup Luc Ferrari, Der Plan and The Sounds of American Doomsday Cults. Been itching to hear those for some time. Many Thanks!

Pete said...

Thanks! I've been feeling a bit starved of Aksak Maboul of late, and finding this was great.

jAy @ jApAn said...

this is my new blog:

rock, metal, lo-fi japanese pop, obscure recordings, and comedy/novelty records all here with much more to come.

I've just begun this blog and sharing some interesting bits of my collection, so i hope you can swing by and check it out. also, i would like to add a link to your blog on my front page, if possible; and i hope you can do the same for me.

i love your postings and look forward to hearing from you.
jay in japan

jAy @ jApAn said...

oh by the way, ben...i also have the Sound Of American Doomsday Cults record and will be posting it here very soon:

take a look.
jay in japan

Sînziana said...

very fine music
thanks a lot!