Moving Gelatine Plates

// January 7th, 2018 // Prog Rock
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MOVING GELATINE PLATES is an early Seventies legendary French band, led by bass player Laurent THIBAULT (Theleme label founder). Obviously influenced by SOFT MACHINE and Frank ZAPPA, this original and very fine Progressive rock outfit displays complex melodies and polished arrangements. It offers very elaborated themes full of breaks in rhythms and following surprising paths. The music develops by the association, superposition, blending of the themes (More than four-hundred and fifty on the second album !), original sound combinations (Organ or bass as solo instruments, trumpet, saxophone, flute, drums, vocals…) and complex, over-built themes reminding of the best Progressive rock. The eponymous album has been recorded in 1972, followed by the great “The World of Genius Hans” twelve months later. Both Musea reissues come with an extensive booklet with biography, photo and bonus tracks from MOVING, the following project from 1980. a piece of history !


One Response to “Moving Gelatine Plates”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Five stars for Effort at both doing their own thing While slipping in many many little but in-your-face quotes of the various Canterbury bands. Much more than a “nod” to the first few years of Soft Machine, Caravan, HCow, Please Note: core album recorded in 1970: makes these guys real Avant Gourde! Frank Zappa-y and Pedigreed Dada in their tongue in cheek seriousness. You get in this CD one complete first album and what seems like half of a next re-grouping album. In the second album…

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