Cos was a Belgian avant-jazz-rock band that released four albums on IBC between 1974 and 1979, followed by two 1983–84 titles on Lark. Keyboardist Charles Loos (Abraxis/Julverne) appears on the first and third albums, Postaeolian Train Robbery and Babel. Former Placebo keyboardist Marc Moulin produced their 1976 release Viva Boma, which features sundry instrumentation from […]

Aksak Maboul

Aksak Maboul — alternately spelled Aqsak Maboul — were a Belgian ensemble that released two albums during the late 1970s. The project was headed by multi-instrumentalist Marc Hollander and featured a revolving door of talent from both sides of the channel, including members of Placebo, Cos, and Henry Cow. Members: Marc Hollander (clarinet, drum machine, […]

Cos ‎– Viva Boma (1976)

Viva Boma is the second album by Belgian avant-garde jazz-rock combo Cos, released in 1976 on IBC. Tracklist: A1. “Perhaps Next Record” (1:25) A2. “Viva Boma” (2:35) A3. “Nog Verder” (4:32) A4. “Boehme” (3:17) A5. “Flamboya” (7:33) B6. “In Lulu” (4:08) B7. “L’idiot Léon” (10:48) B8. “Ixelles” (5:02) CD reissue bonus tracks: 9. “Mon rebis” […]

Aksak Maboul ‎– Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine (1977)

Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine is an album by Belgian avant-garde ensemble Aksak Maboul, produced by Marc Moulin and released in 1977 on Kamikaze. Most of the instruments are played by Cos alumnus Marc Hollander, who receives co-billing on certain issues of the album. Tracklist: A1. i) Mercredi matin (0:22) / ii) (mit 1) […]

Fred Frith ‎– Gravity (1980)

Gravity is the first proper solo album by English avant-garde guitarist/composer Fred Frith, released in 1980 on Ralph Records. Tracklist: A1. “The Boy Beats the Rams (Kluk tluče berany)” (4:54) A2. “Spring Any Day Now” (3:04) A3. “Don’t Cry for Me” (3:28) A4. “Hands of the Juggler” (5:31) A5. “Norrgården Nyvla” (2:54) A6. “Year of the […]