Friday, January 26, 2007

Lard Free Discography {France} (Avantgarde) (kindly submitted by Jeff)

Hello Prog Not Frog

here is my first contribution: all LARD FREE albums @ 320 Bps + Scans.

LARD FREE - Avant Garde (France). The name of the group is a joke cause it is pronounced in French as it was "L'Art Free" which means "The Free Art". LARD FREE was a bit the project of Gilbert Hartman much the same way that HELDON was Richard Pinhas's project. Both groups hold many common points namely highly experimental but yet accessible music that can be likened to Krautrock, a good understanding of minimalist music such as TERRY RILEY, constant personnel changes and the same musical influences namely CAN, ENO and Robert FRIPP. Both Pinhas and Hartman collaborated on each other's albums. LARD FREE's eponymous debut album is full of great spacey rock with searing guitars, superb drumming and great sax and bass playing. The follow-up "I'm Around Midnight" veered more towards electronics spacey layers sounding even more like they would come from the other the Rhine River. The last album called III but also known as "Spirale Malax" is yet even more Krautrock sounding and can be likened to some of the best TANGERINE DREAM albums of that era. Recently Spalax Records released a fourth album called "Unnamed" that was recorded well prior to the debut album around 71 & 72. It shows the band in yet another totally different mood this time close to RIO. Some real explicit moments and the music slaps you musically around a few times before you understand what is happening to you. Although all albums are different from each other, all are warmly recommended if you are into some adventurous mood for discovering experimental prog.

Enjoy !Peace & Love, Jeff
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links in comments
thank you Jeff :)

13 comments:

ProgNotFrog said...

1973 Lard Free Studio Album http://tinyurl.com/2rpvcf

1975 I'm Around About Midnight Studio Album http://tinyurl.com/2276q5

1977 Spirale Malax Studio Album http://tinyurl.com/yorbvz1998

Unnamed Part 1 http://tinyurl.com/yo5fq9

Unnamed Part2 Live Album http://tinyurl.com/2zjx27


Enjoy, Peace & Love, Jeff

Anonymous said...

Hello,
The second album's link is wrong. I tried removing the "1998" part from the end, and it worked ;)

Thanks for the uploads!

TBA said...

Thanks for these. I've had the first two, but am looking forward to hearing the third. If it's anywhere near as good as the first two....

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, it's a great upload !

Merci beaucoup.
Maco (from France)

Laruchis said...

Thx a lot for this fine post!
I do appreciate it.
Laruchis

Redman said...

Thanks a lot mate...

wonderful music as always

your new regular visitor...

Hombre Esquizoide del Siglo XXI said...

wow!! thank you very much...theres a couple of albums that i dont have :P

Raven said...

Just to say nice to se you back

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Great stuff - I'd never heard any of their music until now.

Anonymous said...

This Unnamed album which i don't have,thanks for sharing.
Great stuff!

Todd Taiwan

nukebass said...

Wow! Love it! Didn't knew this band.
Pretty good stuff here dude...
Keep'em coming buddy!

Anonymous said...

for guys who asked, i finally got the album of the avantgarde superband The Ocean Pipes - michi no tabemono, this album is very original, maybe they created a new music genre http://goo.gl/D9h8j

Entidad Nocturna said...

All links is break, please news links for Mega, very thanks of Valparaiso.

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