Dominique Guiot – L'Univers De La Mer (Reissue)
WRWTFWW Records present the official reissue of super-rare and fabled prog-rock/library/synth album L'Univers De La Mer by French composer Dominique Guiot.
Written, composed and played by Dominique Guiot with his Mellotron, Minimoog, clavinet, organ, and guitar, L'Univers De La Mer draws its inspiration from deep sea exploration, oceanic creatures, and underwater kingdoms. The 12-track album navigates organically through diverse mutations of the prog-rock and synth kind, from scenic meditation pieces ("Wind Surf Ballad"), to medieval electronica ("Une Ballade Pour Une Goélette"), spacey smooth jazz ("Les Deux Poissons"), funked-out fantasy folk ("L'Univers De La Mer"), or even incredible Sega Mega-CD vibes ("La Danse Des Méduses") -- altogether painting a fascinating world of eerie magic and subaquatic sensuality. It's escapism at its best with subtle overtones of Schicke Führs Fröhling, Mike Oldfield, and Claude Perraudin. The sound of the album is brilliantly captured by its surreal cover art, the work of legendary artist Jacques Wyrs, whose memorable record sleeves include Klaus Schulze's Picture Music (1975), Eloy's Floating (1974), Ange's Le Cimetière Des Arlequins (1973), and the 1974 reissue of Larry Coryell's Spaces. Sourced from original masters. LP version comes in 350gsm sleeve; 140 gram vinyl; available on vinyl LP for the first time since 1978.
02. La Danse Des Méduses
03. Une Ballade Pour Une Goélette
04. Les Deux Poissons
05. Ballet Amoureux Des Dauphins
06. Les Pingouins S'Amusent
07. Destination Inconnue
08. Iceberg En Voyage
09. L'Univers De La Mer
10. Alerte En Mer
11. Les Émigrants De La Mer
12. À La Découverte D'Une Amphore