Monday, July 23, 2012

Pan-Ra - Music from Atlantis {Germany} (1978)

Players are Chaba Koncz on flute, recorder, bagpipes, cornemuse, Fredi Alberti on cello, violoncello, ukulele, Michel Poiteau on guitars, jews harp, darbouka, etc. Special Guest: Catherine Hourcq singing on tracks 2 and 5.
On the back liner notes there is a sort of explanation of the titles: pan of course is the greek god responsible for shepherds who was always with a flute, ra is the sun god of ancient Egypt. The only three living descendants of the submerged land of Atlantis combine music from the middle ages, modern times, asia, classicism, and jazz, to create this new music of atlantis. There are no fixed pieces but always a bit is improvised.
As if the graeco-egyptian conflation of gods isn't odd enough, note the tracks called 'shiva' (a hindu god which features slightly out of tune bagpipes) and 'lorelei.'
Album was recorded in Germany, although there is a note that tracks 2 and 5 were recorded at the Abbey de Senanque in 1977.

Stylistically this is similar to so much droney ethnic progressive folk-jazz such as Clivage or the instrumental folky passages on Ribeiro-Alpes, those who know their other record, musique d'atlantide, will be familiar.

9 comments:

Tristan Stefan said...

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Arizona Phossils said...

i welcome any unlikely use of bagpipes! Thanks for all of the gems!

ushaped said...

Wow Tristan! Thank you so much! I thought I would never hear this. The music is absolutely beautiful.

Tristan Stefan said...

glad you like it bro

Mr. Morgan said...

Remarkable found, wow. Thanks again Tristan!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful stuff, thanks very much! I'd never heard of this group.

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