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Jacques Charlier – Art In Another Way

Jacques Charlier – Art In Another Way

Musique Plastique / Seance Centre

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Musique Plastique and Séance Centre present Jacques Charlier’s “Art In Another Way”; a 45RPM double LP compilation of the Belgian multi-disciplinary artist’s inimitable chanson regressive recordings from the 1980s.

Throughout a long career in the visual arts, Jacques Charlier has maintained a multi-disciplinary approach that includes forays in poetry, underground comics, acting, filmmaking and music. Besides performing with his punk group Terril (sadly, never recorded), Charlier took inspiration from the minimalist sounds of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, La MonteYoung, John Cage, and Meredith Monk.Throughout the 1970s he performed psychoacoustic pieces in Liège, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Milan and Düsseldorf, and in the astounding performance art video Desperados Music, filmed by Paul Paquay for Belgian television. Charlier hit a creative stride in the 1980s — armed only with a synth, drum machine, fuzz box, and his custom guitar, with occasional duets with vocalist Martine Doutreleau. He recorded a trove of proto-pop tunes which he self-released on three cassettes (Musique Regressive, Chansons Idiotes and Chansons Tristes) between 1984–1987.

A1. Jingle – Crepuscule [03:09]
A2. L’Amour Dans Les Chansons [05:52]
A3. Samba [04:38]
B1. Vampirella [04:48]
B2. Perki Show [03:36]
B3. Check Up [04:55]
C1. L’Aube [03:09]
C2. L’Hésitation 0[4:45]
C3. Top [06:05]
D1. Passing Time 0[1:45]
D2. Tout Va Bien [04:35]
D3. Un Chat Dans Mon Lit 0[5:32]
D4. Morning [02:21]
D5. End of W.E. [01:39]

Format: 2 x 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Musique Plastique / Seance Centre
Catalog:  MP010 28SC
Released: March 2022
Genre:  Ambient / Post-Punk / Psychedelic Rock / Experimental