Fondation ‎– Le Vaisseau Blanc LP
Fondation ‎– Le Vaisseau Blanc LP
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Fondation ‎– Le Vaisseau Blanc LP

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Limited gatefold vinyl reissue by French experimental duo Fondation.

Fondation was a two piece band: Annanka Raghel on keyboards, voice and reciting and Ivan Coaquette on guitar, bass, synthesizer, percussion. From 1968-1971 Ivan was a member of Musica Elettronica Viva. In 1972, he returned to France were he founded the groups Spacecraft and Fondation. 

The original release of 'Le Vaisseau Blanc' was packed in an oversized match box with matches. Each track ends with short spoken word piece which is believed to be from H.P. Lovercarft. Issued firstly on Pascal Bussy's amazing Tago Mago imprint in a retooled giant matchbox, this is purely of a piece with their previous releases, 'Le Vaisseau Blanc' in some respects representing a last hurrah for this aesthetic dimension of the French underground scene, with hallucinogenic webs of delayed electronics and wetly effected guitars weaving vapor trails around one another in a manner directly descended from the Heldon/Lard Free school of dystopian cosmic rock. Ivan Coaquette and Anannka Raghel, are tunneling ever deeper into the filter swept and cyclically overlapping recesses of their synths and rhythm machines. Magnificent.


Edition of 500 copies. No repress.
Recorded December 1980 - April 1983.
Words based on a novel by H.P. Lovecraft.
Comes in a special gatefold with original pictures and an interview.
Bonus Insert with a picture from Annanka Raghel.


A1 Mouvement
A2 Dérive
A3 Spirale
A4 Effervescence
A5 Pénombre
A6 Le Bal De Grâce
B1 Magic Box
B2 Impressions
B3 Macumba
B4 Souviens-Toi
B5 Pulsion
B6 Temple

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