Monday, January 18, 2010
This was my first lp by Gaston Borreani and is still my favorite. Only credits on the sleeve were G. Borreani as composer and this being a Music DeWolfe library disc, Nick Bantock as cover artist and the played by credit, Galaxy. Trying to trace Galaxy got me nowhere, of course. However googling G. Borreani turned up an lp called Rêve Abyssal by Gaston Borreani. That's another library gem on Montparnasse 2000. If you'd like to check that one out it can be found over at the Lunar Atrium. I'm not sure of the date on Abyssal as there is no date on the sleeve or label, which is the case with most MP 2000 records. Oxygen was released in 1982 and is a showcase for cosmic instrumentation. Synthesizers, moog bass, drums and percussion provide a mostly upbeat soundtrack. A couple tracks, the longer ones in fact, set a more laid back counterpoint to the rest. Borreani is easier to find these days. He is still composing and he has A MySpace page with a few of his compositions on the player and a set of videos set to his music.