"Jean Claude Vannier is one of the most inventive string arrangers in pop music whose record legacy has been pitiful at best. Until now. Andy Votel and the good folks at Delay 68 and Finders Keepers records have released his debut album ‘L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches' on Delay 68 Records.
But why all the brou-ha-ha? Why? Because if his name is credited on an album, it is bound to be a masterpiece of arrangements. Even if his only contribution to the yeh-yeh pop had been Serge Gainsbourg ‘Histoire de Melody Nelson'.
The Gainsbourg/Vannier connection has always been marked with cool from the beginning. Their first collaborative effort was Cannabis; a film soundtrack starring the french psychedelic Lothario and Jane Birkin. Vaguely reminiscent of Roman Polanksi's 1970 sexual freedom effort, ‘Quoi' only with more blood, sex and death. The score, is a borderline, masterpiece, with gliding psychedelic string arrangements over a whispering Serge through to the french baroque of ‘‘Le Deuzieme homme and the organ and Jane Birkin's butterfly coos ..."
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From L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches
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