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Ghédalia Tazartès – Diasporas

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  • Originally recorded in 1977, following a limited release in 1979, Ghedalia Tazartes debut album, Diasporas, introduced listeners to the surreal, mysterious and truly unclassifiable statement of Tazartes and his out-of-time place in the French avant-garde canon.

    Born in Paris in 1947 to Judaeo-Spanish parents of Greek descent, Tazartes spent his early career as an autodidact utilising his knowledge of repetition and collage, coupled with his Ladino linguistic heritage, to create some of the most unique recordings of the late 20th century. Interest in the works of Tazartes truly sparked when artist Steve Stapleton included his follow up album, Tazartes' Transports, in his famed »Nurse With Wound List«, thus adding endless curiosity to the folklore behind Tazartes and his mystical entree. From the onset of Diasporas, looping incantations seemingly pile up at the behest of Tazartes. In almost a prayer-like decree, Tazartes chants to the gods in an undefined wail that is both haunting and spiritually divine.

    Tazartes unique use of tape loops to capture the disappearing traditions of his family's past creates an atmospheric texture that unexpectedly complements his cut-up, manipulated vocal experiments. While contemporaries within the French avant-garde manoeuvred academic theory and rigid tradition, Diasporas strays away from these boundaries, working in Tazartes' invented practice of 'impromuz', a method in which he endlessly records for hours and edits only the moments that display any sense of spontaneous enlightenment. Further emboldening the obtuse nature of Diasporas are the seemingly random recitation of poet Stephane Mallarme and the traditional »Parisian-style« piano accompaniment of experimental composer Michel Chion. Since its initial release over 40 years ago, both Dais Records and Alga Marghen have released reissues of Diasporas in various formats, all of which quickly fell out of print. Dais Records presents an official reissue, newly remastered by Josh Bonati, utilising the original artwork of Diasporas in its sole album form, for the first time in over four decades.
  • Artist: Ghédalia Tazartès
    Label: Dais Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Electronic
    Style: Experimental
  • Un Amour Si Grand Qu'il Nie Son Objet
    A2 La Vie Et La Mort Légendaire Du Spermatozoïde Humuch Lardy
    A3 La Berlue Je T'Aime
    A4 Casimodo Tango
    A5 Reviens
    B1 La Fin Du Prologue
    B2 Ouverture Fragile
    B3 Rien Qu'Au Soleil
    B4 Mourir Un Peu
    B5 Rien N'Est Assez Fort Pour Dire
    B6 Une Voix S'En Va