Artist: La STPO
Title: 86-90
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt005
Condition: new
Price: $10.00

Tracklist Samples
1 idol 2
2 decompte
3 sadyhoqk
4 ....
5 composition aux 2 couleurs
21 thousand days
22 vitellus


"There's a method (actually several methods) to their madness. A combined re-release of an 1986 EP and a 1990 LP by an obscure but talented band, this set not only dabbles with the standard RIO mix of jazz, rock and European folk idioms, but also embraces opera, industrial and "new" music, surrealist theater and occasional chanting of a vaguely Armenian flavor. Even though the music on this CD was originally produced 10 to 16 years ago, it's as hip, modern and spacey as tomorrow." -Alternative Press


This releases compiles two very obscure works from an ep release from 1986 on Illusion Productions (DDAA - Déficit des Années Antérieures- related label) & an lp released in 1990 by KK Records. 'La STPO st&s for 'La Société des Timides à la parade des Oiseaux'. that means 'the shy peoples society at the parade of the birds'. This six piece French ensemble has been around since the mid-eighties, & operates in the area somewhere between Etron Fou axis & Neo-chamber styles, applying humor, avant-gardisms, ultra high energy theatrics, & a well rounded eclectism. They cover a pretty wide field of material within those realms, using guitars, bass, contrabass, drums, percussions, saxes, mallets & synths, plus a lot of unusual stuff like balafon & viola de gamba. Definitely EFL territory, & although vocalist Pascal Godjikian is nothing short of excellent in variety of styles, & musicianship is top notch all around, this is still fairly extreme music that is probably more excessive & explorative than most would be comfortable with in their daily musical diet. Still, for those who know this style of music & love it, STPO is the ticket. Recommended for the intrepid explorers, not the Marillion crowd.' EXPOSE-USA