Znr : Traite De Mecanique Populaire
Late 70's French duo with a serious Erik Satie fixation. Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille both on keys and vocals plus some guitars, reeds and violins by guesting musicians. Lots of short & quirky songs with funny titles in the true spirit of their model. Best can be described as chansons in chamber settings but done with a rock feel, unique and in fact pretty indescribable. And georgeous. Totaly French. If you're not careful enough, you may end up falling in love with it... Traite is the second (and final) album by this crew, and is almost entirely acoustic, while the first (Barricades 3, reissued by Recommended - get it!) was more synth dominated. Zazou later went on to become a much sought after producer and composer of more mainstream/ambient music while Racaille is succesful in keeping a low profile.