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Robert Cohen-Solal - Les Shadoks
Robert Cohen-Solal - Les Shadoks

Robert Cohen-Solal - Les Shadoks

We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want

Regular price $50.00

The complete soundtrack of cult French animated TV series Les Shadoks (1968-1974) by Robert Cohen-Solal, available for the first time ever in its entirety. Right in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jacques Rouxel’s legendary television cartoon, this collector’s item comes in two versions: a limited edition 12" + 7" vinyl album housed in a high glossy gatefold and with an exclusive Shadok drawing by Robert Cohen-Solal, and a digipack CD. Both versions are cut and mastered from the original reels under the supervision of the artist, and contain liner notes in French and English. 

Electro-acoustic pioneer and eminent member of the illustrious GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales, the French equivalent of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Robert Cohen-Solal has explored music and sound alongside luminaries such as Bernard Parmegiani, Pierre Henry, Luc Ferrari, and Iannis Xenakis, and is responsible for numerous projects in the field of applied music, soundtracks (documentaries, shorts etc.), and experimental recordings. His work on Les Shadoks is simply extraordinary - a fascinating and bizarre collage of wacky electro pop (à la Jean-Jacques Perrey), drones, musique concrète, classical, and dadaist sound experiments seamlessly mixing into a cohesive and cinematic listening experience. The ideal soundtrack for what will remain one of the weirdest animated TV series ever created! 

A true literary, cultural and philosophical phenomenon in France, Les Shadoks caused a sensation while airing between 1968 and 1974. Its unique combination of Alfred Jarry-style surrealism, off-centered British humor, and US comic strip inspiration, all brought to life by illustrated bird-like creatures (reminiscent of Paul Klee’s La machine à gazouiller), left a lasting mark, making the term Shadok an often-used satirical expression to describe policies and attitudes considered to be absurd. 

Tracklist:
1. Introduction 00:08
2. C’était il y a très très très longtemps 02:11
3. Cosmogol 999 carburant de la fusée Gibi 01:12
4. Au fond du cosmos 04:12
5. Le lancinant voyage dans l’espace 02:54
6. Les humeurs géophysiques de la planète Shadok 01:35
7. Le devin plombier soigne un Shadok malade 00:48
8. La machine à pomper dite Cosmopompe 03:00
9. Le professeur Shadoko parle de son invention 01:26
10. Shadok à bicyclette dans une route et sur et sous et dans des escaliers 01:35
11. Thème Gibi classique 00:54
12. Air Gibi hot 02:11
13. Air Gibi sériel 01:31
14. Menuet variation 02:08
15. Départ solennel de la Shadokaravelle 00:22
16. Sérénade à Gégène 01:38
17. Faux départ 00:24
18. Fête Gibi et errance des Shadoks dans l’espace 02:17
19. Fuite dans l’espace 01:39
20. La planète à poissons 01:38
21. Guerre musicale 03:37
22. Ambiance nouilles 01:42
23. Difficile de cuisiner dans l’espace ! 02:12
24. Arrivée des Shadoks sur terre 06:16
25. Fuite des Shadoks 06:04

Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP + 7-inch
Label: We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want
Catalog:  WRWTFWW023LTD
Released: 2018
Genre: Soundtrack / Abstract / Electronic