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Aksak Maboul - Un Peu De L'ame Des Bandits vinyl lp + bonus CD (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 36-CRAM 002 LP
This original generation Rock In Opposition classic is beautifully presented here, with a large format photo and texts booklet telling the story of the band during this era AS WELL AS including the CD "Before And After Bandits", which includes a ton of live and demo material, all of it unreleased, and in 'significantly better than I expected it to be' sound quality, considering the era it is from and it's scarcity, and which is ONLY available with this lp!
Aksak Maboul were one of the last of the original R.I.O. bands, and this, their 2nd album, merges intensely composed written sections with smaller sections of improvisation, ethnic tunes and more.

"The late '70s were a heady time in European progressive rock circles. Chris Cutler, drummer of the leading group Henry Cow and unrepentant leftist seeking to distance himself from both major label and American rock influences, found similarly minded groups in France, Sweden, Belgium, and Italy, and brought them together for a British tour under the banner of Rock in Opposition (RIO). New musical influences and adventures gave rise to more short term formations for Cutler and Fred Frith (Cow's guitarist), including this venture with a Belgian duo, Aksak Maboul, comprised at the time of Marc Hollander and Vincent Kenis. This group had recorded an album in 1977, Onze Danses Pour Combattre le Migraine, which became a cult album in its own right. As Aksak toured, their paths crossed with the various RIO groups, which led to this album in 1980. Cutler and Frith brought a solid rhythm section, but ready to make terrific noise when appropriate (as on the backing tracks of Inoculating Rabies). Michel Berckmans, wind player from Univers Zero (one of the Belgian RIO groups), and Hollander were the wind and reed section. Frank Wuyts and Denis Van Hecke rounded out the group on keyboards and strings. The CD reissue includes a track by a later Hollander/Kenis group, which unfortunately only magnifies the greatness of this Aksak Maboul lineup and this album, which remains a pinnacle of the RIO movement."-AllMusic Guide/Caleb Deupree
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