Tracks 1-7, 14-18 previously released as 'Ébats Spirituels' cassette (Cthulhu Records, 1986). Remastered 2012.
Track 9 from 'Myscitismes' LP (Vox Man Records, 1985). Alternate mix and vocals, 1985.
Track 12 from 'Sad Poppy Sounds' cassette compilation (Underground Productions, 1990). Alternate mix, 1988.
Track 13 from '1987-1990' Cd (Infrastition, 2008). Alternate version, 1989.
Tracks 8, 10, 11, 19-21 previously unreleased, recorded between 1986 and 1988.
VOX PoPuLi! are :
Axel Kyrou (aka Gnouf Tap) - organ, synth, flutes, rythm box, small instruments, voices, tapes
Mitra Kyrou-Khalatbari - vocals, acoustic guitar, small instruments
Arash Khalatbari - percussions, flutes, zither, shruti-box, voices
Fr6 Man - electric guitar on Miss October
All VOX PoPuLi! titles by Axel, except Bio Berim by Mitra, Coutchoulouh and Sunshine Boy's Initiation by Arash. Words by Mitra, except Sunshine Boy's Earthly Meditation by Arash.
VOX 231 are :
Pacific 231 - cornets, effects, synthesizer, voice
Axel Kyrou - flutes, effects, sequences, voice
O. Yame - trumpet on Christus Janua Vera
All VOX 231 titles by Pierre Jolivet and Axel Kyrou.
Photography by Jean-Marie Onni.
" 'Ebats Spirituels' was the first cassette we released on the Cthulhu Records label, in 1986. 'Half Dead Ganja Music' (to be reissued in 2013 as a Lp) followed in 1987. It features the only tracks available by VOX 231, a duo composed of Pacific 231 and myself, although 'Aramesh', a Cd released in 2010 by Rotorelief, was made with the same line up, and the same kind of spirit.
I added 6 unreleased tracks and 3 alternate mixes/versions recently rediscovered which, for musical reasons, I separated in two parts.
Miss October refers to Playboy's Miss October 1968, whose center page photography I had on the wall of my home studio. A very smooth and inspiring vision.
Note the very special effect you can experience while listening to Ondes Free Part 2 : the basic pitch changes when you move your head or body ! The level should not be too low and, of course, it does not work with headphones. This was first heard on a La MonteYoung record. I stumbled on it by coupling my Pro-one synth with a few effects. "
Axel Kyrou, December 2012