Clearlight – Forever Blowing Bubbles (1975)

Forever Blowing Bubbles is the second album by French electro/space-rock operative Clearlight, released in 1975 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Chanson” (4:50) A2. “Without Words” (7:30) A3. “Way” (8:00) B1. “Ergotrip” (6:35) B2. “Et pendant ce temps la” (4:10) B3. “Narcisse et Goldmund” (2:30) B4. “Jungle Bubbles” (3:40) Credits: Cyrille Verdeaux — grand piano, harpsichord, synthesiser, […]

Emmanuel Booz – Clochard (1976)

Clochard is the third album by French songwriter/vocalist Emmanuel Booz, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Un jour vous partirez” (6:04) A2. “Clochard” (3:35) A3. “Monsieur le président” (5:19) A4. “La chanson du pendu” (4:41) B1. “Assis sur les trottoirs de ma ville de province” (5:58) B2. “A vous tous” (4:35) B3. “Ma vie […]

Clearlight – Les Contes du Singe Fou (1976)

Les Contes du Singe Fou is the third album by French/English symphonic/space collective Clearlight, released in 1976 on Isadora. Tracklist: A1. “The Key” (13:44) —i. The Outsider (5:17) —ii. A Trip to the Orient (5:47) —iii. Lightsleeper’s Despair (2:40) A2. “Soliloque” (5:21) B1. “Time Skater” (15:29) —i. Prelude (1:50) —ii. Countdown to Eternity (4:28) —iii. […]

ZAO ‎– Osiris (1974)

Osiris is the second album by French Zeuhl ensemble Zao, released in 1974 on Disjuncta/Urus. Tracklist: A1. “Shardaz” (4:51) A2. “Isis” (9:35) B1. “Reinna” (4:26) B2. “Yog” (8:08) B3. “La Rhune” (4:10) CD bonus track: 6. “Montréal” (11:44) Credits: Yochko Seffer — saxophone, vocals François Cahen — keyboards Joël Dugrenot — bass, vocals Jean My […]

Zao – Z=7L (1973)

Z=7L is the debut album by French chamber-rock/Zeuhl combo Zao, released in 1973 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “Marochsèk” (7:00) A2. “Ataturc” (6:00) A3. “Ronach” (5:00) B1. “Atart” (3:30) B2. “La soupe” (7:00) B3. “Satanyia” (7:30) Credits: Mauricia Platon — voice François “Faton” Cahen — piano, piano, composer, artwork Jeff Seffer — soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, […]

Joël Dugrenot

Joël Dugrenot is a French bassist who played in the bands Clearlight, Speed Limit, and Zao during the 1970s. Between 1982 and 1984, he released a pair of solo albums on Spalax and Eurorock. Discography: Boomerang (1982) See (1984) Mosaïques (1990, recorded 1976–78)