Sputnik said: “I liked Ni Vent… Ni Nouvellle and Libre Service right away, but I have to say the first two are slower going for me.”

I too lean more towards Ni Vent… Ni Nouvelle (1977) from the Maneige catalog, but comparing their late ’70s recordings to the first two releases from 1975 is like comparing mallet-rich cubism to woodwind-laced impressionism – vastly different experiences for separate moods and times. Thing is, the former is a woefully underrepresented aesthetic, yet one which these ears can always use more of.

In any case, “Une Annee Sans Fin” can be heard and “Galerie III” can be seen at this page:


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