One from the oddball vault of groovy soundtracks. You'd pass on this if you just read the cover - it's a French ballet score from 1965. But see the back cover, with a photo of electronic genius Pierre Henry with a huge, early synth, and your pulse would start to race. Check the track listing and you'd be reaching for the cash. 'Psyche Jerk', 'Rock electronique', 'Jericho Jerk' - oh yes, it's a beat-heavy Moog masterpiece. Crazy bell sounds, electric piano, choppy overdriven guitar, clean jazzy guitar, wicked jazz-based drumming, all overlaid with bizarre Moog-syle sounds. Superb and highly recommended. To our ears, we think The Police's Andy Summers stole his guitar sound (and some of the chord progressions) from this album.
Overall Rating: 4