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Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier

Les Chemins De Katmandou

Finders Keepers Records



LP

Released: 17th Nov 2017

£21.99


we are digging this - co-written, arranged and orchestrated by the genius Jean-Claude Vannier, this is the first-ever pressing of Serge Gainsbourg’s most elusive and coveted soundtrack studio recordings.

made during what many consider to be the dynamic duo’s most definitive creative period, the master tapes were hitherto believed to have bene lost in a calamitous studio fire. Featuring the original crack team of Paris based players now recognised as French library music royalty, this LP epitomises the inimitable musical direction and expert psychedelic pop musicianship that graced classic Gainsbourg/Vannier soundtracks like ‘La Horse’, ‘Cannabis’ and ‘Sex Shop’. it Comprises of Vannier’s signature recipe of thick plucked bass lines, close-mic’d drums, biting Clavinet and Eastern influenced strings and percussion, and a sprinkling of subtle traditional French instrumentation.

Les Chemins De Katmandou

Tracklist

  1. Les Chemins De Katmandou (Titles)
  2. The Pleasure Pit
  3. Colin-Maillard
  4. Le Roi Des Phlébotomes
  5. Flower Child
  6. Cache Cache
  7. Opium Den
  8. Overdose
  9. Oliver
  10. Fallen Rainbow
  11. Colin-Maillard (Vox)
  12. Les Chemins De Katmandou