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Jean-Claude Vannier L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches

The arranger for Serge Gainsbourg's classic Histoire de Melody Nelson, Vannier surpassed his French associate with his own 1972 LP, L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches, which inexplicably remained out of print until its 2005 reissue. L'Enfant emits a cornucopia of compellingly eccentric sounds, both musical and found. It is polymorphously perverse, restlessly style-hopping among psych rock, jazz, funk, baroque prog, musique concrte, and unclassifiable madness. Vannier's orchestrations and choirs veer between whimsical and menacing, and his flamboyantly dizzying arrangements convince one that L'Enfant has enough fascinating facets around which to base an awesome film-preferably by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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