Igor Wakhevitch - 6 albums

During the 1970s, Igor Wakhevitch releasd 6 albums of menacing avant-garde music. His music is officially informed by Terry Riley, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer, and Soft Machine, and stylistically also informed by Klaus Schulze. As such, it often sounds nearly as much "rock" and "jazz" as avant-classical. Docteur Faust (1971) is perhaps his best, with heavy rock influences. In fact, the aesthetic effect is not unlike that of Faust's self-titled debut from the same year. Wakhevitch is one of my absolute favorite "unknown" musical artists.

The LPs were re-released by Fractal Records in a 6-CD, 500-copy box set, now out of print and very hard to find.

Logos (Rituel Sonore)
Docteur Faust
Hathor
Les Fous D'Or
Nagual
Let's Start

9 Comments:

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here there is sometimes classical music links.

http://ibiza-music.blogspot.com/

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger Lars said...

actually, Forced Exposure is out of the box set, which sucks, because i was saving up for one.

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous jpeatt said...

nice post. the salvador dali & wakhevitch album "etre dieu" is very good too, and well worth posting, having a $400+ pricetag, if you can find one...

 
At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't believe i get to hear these sounds. thanks to fractal and to you. if someone has a source besides forced exposure, let us all know. i'm now a believer that the music is well worth the dough for big set like this.

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger knowby said...

jpeatt,

You've heard "Etre Dieu", then? Do you still have access to it? If so, will you post it for the rest of us?

 
At 2:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx for these records,i download them two days ago,i heard them and i can say that they are incredible works,if somebody has "etre dieu" please post it here,thanks again

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wakhevitch is whacked,that's for sure!i've downloaded his box set from another blog and am looking forward to do so to 'etre dieu'...what a character!
thanks for the great music posts...

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Fractal still have some copies left!

http://www.fractal-records.com/

Alex

 
At 2:02 AM, Blogger Chardman said...

Looks like the cover was done by the great Phillip Druillet.
Your blog is amazing!

 

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