Author Topic: Dominique Guiot - L'Univers de la Mer (LP/CD/digital reissue by WRWTFWW Records)  (Read 503 times)

tezeta

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Great news: We Release Whatever the Fuck We Want Records (lol) is putting this brilliant album back out in a month!

It's available for pre-order now, with track 2 available instantly in digital format.

https://wrwtfww.com/album/lunivers-de-la-mer

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tezeta

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Any opinions on the quality of this label? I like their roster of reissues!

tuneboy

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That's great news! One of my favourite albums. Never could afford to buy it.
"Sourced from the mastertapes," they say. Sounds promising. I have ordered it.

tezeta

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That's great news! One of my favourite albums. Never could afford to buy it.
"Sourced from the mastertapes," they say. Sounds promising. I have ordered it.
Nice! Might follow suit soon...

Here's the complete description:
"WRWTFWW Records is honored to announce the official reissue of super rare and fabled prog-rock/library/synth album L’Univers De La Mer by French composer Dominique Guiot. The full length release is sourced from original masters, available on vinyl LP for the first time since 1978 and housed in a 350g sleeve with a spellbinding artwork by surrealist sci-fi artist Jacques Wyrs. It it also available on CD and digital formats for the first time ever.

Written, composed and played by Dominique Guiot with his Mellotron, Minimoog, clavinet, organ, and guitar, L’Univers de la Mer draws its inspiration from deep sea exploration, oceanic creatures, and underwater kingdoms. The 12-track album navigates organically through diverse mutations of the prog-rock and synth kind, from scenic meditation pieces ("Wind Surf Ballad"), to medieval electronica ("Une Ballade Pour Une Goélette"), spacey smooth jazz ("Les Deux Poissons"), funked out fantasy folk ("L’Univers De La Mer"), or even incredible Sega Mega-CD vibes ("La Danse Des Méduses") - altogether painting a fascinating world of eerie magic and subaquatic sensuality. It’s escapism at its best with subtle overtones of Schicke Führs Fröhling, Mike Oldfield, and Claude Perraudin.

The sound of the album is brilliantly captured by its surreal cover art, the work of legendary artist Jacques Wyrs, whose memorable record sleeves include Klaus Schulze’s Picture Music, Eloy’s Floating, Ange’s Le Cimetière Des Arlequins, and the 1974 reissue of Larry Coryell’s Spaces.

releases January 25, 2019"

"Available on vinyl for the first time since '78" - Close, but not quite; Auvidis also released it in '79. :)

ericmivalstoothbrush

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I have a couple of their releases and they all sound pretty good to me. Perhaps not audiophile quality or whatever, but the pressings are more than decent.

le_tomval

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Really great news !

tuneboy

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I just received mine. Sounds good to me. Very clean pressing.

tezeta

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I just received mine. Sounds good to me. Very clean pressing.

Hell yes! I've been streaming the digital version on Tidal, sounds utterly fantastique!

le_tomval

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Sounds amazing