Les Poules / Prairie Orange
Album:Prairie Orange Collection:General
Artist:Les Poules Added:Jun 2003
Label:Ambiances Magnetique 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-16 Pull Date:2003-08-18 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Aug 17Jul 27Jul 13Jun 29

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 05, 2003:Memory Select
Les Glaneuses [excerpt]
4.Jul 23, 2003:press and release
Les Glaneuses
2.Aug 15, 2003:Memory Select
Chaud - Froid
5.Jul 11, 2003:Memory Select
Chaud - Froid
3.Aug 14, 2003:Civil Society
Porte (Ouverte)
6.Jun 26, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
Tempete Bleue

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-09 
(Say "lay pool".) Improv voice, sax, electronics, and percussion from three vets of the Quebec scene. (Yes, there's a big improv scene in Quebec - and was even before Godspeed You Longwinded Name came along). The sounds here are reluctantly parceled out - this is no out jazz - with small gestures the order of the day. Sometimes a bit creepy, other times farcical, always unusual. The synth especially is often on the farty, low-frequency burble setting. Vox are reminiscent of Jaap Blonk in gurgle mode, but without the urgency and extroversion. The standout tracks are:

4. Notable for its atypical "loudness" - an ominous rumble with sax
6. Two-note foundation is almost musical
8. Somewhat simian in sound
9. Slight metals-rubbing effect at beginning, then vocal and insectoid section, and back to metals

Track Listing
1.Ou Est L'est? 5.L'etroit Moustiquaire
2.Les Glaneuses 6.Porte (Ouverte)
3.Pluie Sur Les Fougeres 7.Chaud - Froid
4.Tempete Bleue 8.L'appel De La Marmotte
 9.Prairie Orange