Monday, February 12, 2007

Magical Ring "Light flight/More and more" Chicago 2000, 1977

This is an old rip of mine which thanks to its inclusion in the "Music Library Book"seems to go for big money recently, well, depending if it is labelled "Library" or "Progressive music". In fact it is all of that, even more and a little bit less...I'll try to explain.
This is for sure not your common late seventies Library record, there are no brassy sport themes and no "would have been good if it were not for that awful sound and arrangements" funky tracks. It is Electronic Music with a progressive feel and two (yes 2, a rarity in the library field) vocal tracks wich open and close the record. This Lp is sometimes not far away from the Heldon LPs of the period (let's say "Interface" but don't push "Interface" out of your wishlist if you don't like this LP cause it is one hell of a good record !) but at the same time it is also not far away from the weaker Richard Pinhas side project of the same period, T.H.X.

One word about the label. Chicago 2000 was based in Paris and started its activity in 1972. It was in one way or another link to the Auvidis label and as such some titles from the catalogue were commercially available. I don't know much about the composers but one name is common to all the tracks, Jean-Pierre Decerf. Not much info about him on the net.

I think this Magical Ring LP really deserves your attention, the track "Black safari" even have all what it takes to become an electronic Library Music classic. So, enjoy and don't forget to drop me a line to give me your opinion.

See you soon !

The zip file contains high resolution cover scan and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.

Magical Ring