The origins of Âme Son go back to the mid sixties, when Bernard Lavialle (guitar), Bernard Stisi (guitar, vocals), Patrick Fontaine (bass) and Marc Blanc (drums) formed Les Primitiv's circa 1965. They took the Parisian stages with a Yardbirds / Pretty Things inspired wild R&B set, and they kept active until Stisi left in 1967. At that point they changed their name to Expression, and with a more experimental approach they took their newly find free rock sound a la Soft Machine to night clubs and also to exhibitions of modern art. It was around that time that Marc Blanc met Australian ex-patriate Daevid Allen, who had been the guitarist with the Soft Machine until he hadn’t been allowed to return to the UK after some South of France gigs of the band. Allen settled in Paris where he would form Gong, but before that he was to be joined by Blanc and Fontaine in his new project Banana Moon.
After the Banana Moon period Lavialle, Fontaine, Blanc and flutist François Garrel regrouped under the name of Âme Son and were featured with great acclaim on some of the most important festivals of the era.
Primitive Expression is an amazing collection of unissued at the time studio material that proves Âme Son were a really amazing band, since this material sounds equally good as that of their official LP, if not better! It will appeal to fans of Gong, the early Soft Machine, Pink Floyd and in general anyone with interests in the field of experimental free form underground psychedelic rock! It will also include the two songs from their only 45.
PLUS!!! >>> Additionally, this LP will feature a PS 7" with the fabulous "Sweet Georgia" song by The Primitives for lovers of freakbeat floor killers!!
The Wah Wah reissue is the first ever vinyl edition of these 'lost' tapes and comes with a repro of a very cool original Âme Son period poster plus photos and liner notes. Strictly limited to only 500 copies!