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Les Poules / Prairie Orange
Album:Prairie Orange Collection:General
Artist:Les Poules Added:06/2003
Label:Ambiances Magnetique 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-16 Pull Date:2003-08-18 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:17 Aug27 Jul13 Jul29 Jun
Airplays:2111

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 05 Sep 03:Wedge
Memory Select
4.Wed, 23 Jul 03:crisco jones
press and release
2.Fri, 15 Aug 03:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Fri, 11 Jul 03:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Thu, 14 Aug 03:Harry Inman
Civil Society
6.Thu, 26 Jun 03:Ben
Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Gabe
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