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Laurence Vanay - Galaxies (1974 Female French Folk Jazz Rock Experimental)

by Laurence Vanay

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Robert Bloemkolk
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Robert Bloemkolk If you feel like a timewarp. There's flute, soft jazzy folk and whispering vocals. Lit up your lavalamp. Charming. And: great musicians. Favorite track: Soleil rouge.
Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) Laurence Vanay? Never heard that name before. Actually, her real name is Jaqueline Thibault. Now that sounds a little bit more familiar. Actually, she's the wife of Laurent Thibault, producer of the 1st Magma album, and author of the track Naü Ektila. Judging from her album covers, Jacqueline plays keyboards, guitar, and drums. And she's a gifted songwriter and arranger. Her debut album Galaxies is a real Art Rock masterpiece. Thanks god Peruvian label "repsychled" saved this one and more from vanishing into oblivion! Favorite track: La grand-voile.
Catalepsie 04:26
Demain 02:39
Soleil rouge 02:54
Le bateau 04:26
Deux phares 02:57
Galaxies 04:47


We leave here all the links for Laurence Vanay music,
just in case you miss to listen anyone of them:

1: Galaxie Bonus (Des eclats de lune):

2: Gate away / evening colours:

3: Gate away Bonus (Alone in the rain)

4: La petite fenetre:

5: Les soleils de la vié:

6: Glaciers interdits:

7: Petit prince:

enjoy this beautiful trip to the past of this avangarde "far ahead of their time" beautiful music.

Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). Her debut album "Galaxies" (1974) is pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types, acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. There are wordless vocals on many of the tracks, although she occasionally sings in a soft, seductive manner. Incredible, spacey “avant-garde progressive chanson,” a Holy Grail for most collectors of 70's underground French music. Rivaled only by the early work of Brigitte Fontaine for pure inventiveness. An album of inconspicuous, sincere beauty and a masterwork of the French progressive music scene. Sublime compositions: unique, melancholic and very powerful.

•First ever reissue
•Remastered from the original master tapes.

"Since childhood, I improvised and composed songs and instrumental music... it seemed to me that music was the true language of emotions. It was with great difficulty that I managed to record the albums “Galaxies” and “Evening Colours” in very limited time with the means at hand, and with the help of faithful musician friends." —Jacqueline Thibault.

Licensing by Lion Productions for digital download on bandcamp thru Repsychled. Too many Lion Productions that will appear on Bandcamp on this page. More Laurence Vanay albums on this bandcamp

For licensing enquiries worldwide, please contact our friends at Lion Productions: lionproductions@earthlink.net


released January 1, 1974


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