By Xeni Jardin at 5:03 pm Thu, Jul 22, 2010
Video Link. A clip from the mid-sixties German television program "Paris Aktuell". The music is "Teen Tonic" by groovy, experimental musique concrète pioneers Pierre Henry and Michel Colombier, from their 1967 album Messe Pour Le Temps. (thanks, Tom Osborn!)
Mostly ugly, old-lady versions of some mod clothes.
I liked the make up though.
The full title of this album is “Messe Pour Le Temps PrÃ©sent”, i.e. mass for the present time(s).
That’s a fun clip, thanks for posting. I actually have (and cherish) the LP (messe pour le temps _present_, by the way – “mass for the present day” – not “mass for the time”)
I’m not sure, but I think that this is a different version from that on the LP. It just sounds different in a way I can’t put my finger on…
Why is everybody’s head cut off? Is this an artifact of it’s originally being shot in PAL format instead of the US NTSC system?
a quick look on ebay for ‘pierre henry’, reveals that he also makes filing cabinets. less money in musique concrÃ©te than i thought…
These aren’t women, these are fembots!
If I may, I’d like to recommend the contemporary album MÃ©tamorphose – Messe Pour le Temps PrÃ©sent which features remixes of these classics by contemporary artists. I’ve often thought the PsychÃ© Rock Malpaso Mix By Fatboy Slim was the inspiration for the Futurama theme.
Here’s the clip Eric is referring to.
Pretty much anything on the INA-GRM label is well worth checking out if you’re looking for some musique concrete w/o the funky beats. I recommend Fracois Bayle, especially Erosphere.
In fact, here’s a really cool clip from Polish animator Piotr Kamler with music by Francois Bayle.
thank you sir. this is a beauty.
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