Omni160Patrice Sciortino:
Percupulsions/ Gymnorythmies 1
Patrice Sciortino
(plus extra tracks)

Avant-Primitivism and baroque lyricism collide on Patrice Sciortino’s unknown and underappreciated “Percupulsions”.

Recorded late 1969 and released on the French ‘Neuilly’ library imprint in 1970, the album is delightful, mysterious and strangely accessible – jarring percussion jostles with tape manipulations, abstract melodies, spacious disconcerting harpsichords and extended techniques.

A few years later Sciortino cut the inventive “Gymnorythmies 1”, an album of polymorphous individualism intended to accompany contemporary dance/gymnastics (it even came with an instructional booklet).

Both LPs are reissued for the very first with a raft of intriguing and rare extra tracks. Superbly remastered from the original tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes and rare photos from the composer’s own collection.

*Remastered from the original Neuilly/UniDisc/Mondiodis/SM mastertapes 2012.
*44 track CD. All original recordings. First Ever Official Reissue!
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*Ultra-rare French production music workouts that bare comparison to Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone at their best!

1. Epiklang
2. Isogones
3. Fonderurgie
4. Dactyle
5. Matic
6. Ronces
7. Cryptile
8. Trametrique
9. Speleolien
10. Paleosigle
11. Aquaforme
12. Natcos
13. Wood-Wood
14. Cadrangle
15. Multitudinaire
16. Para-Docks

17. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°1
18. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°2
19. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°3
20. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°4
21. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°5
22. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°6
23. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°7
24. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°8
25. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°9
26. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°10
27. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°11 - Improvisation A
28. Exercices Avec Cerceaux N°12 - Relaxation
29. Exercices Avec Massues N°1
30. Exercices Avec Massues N°2
31. Exercices Avec Massues N°3
32. Exercices Avec Massues N°4
33. Exercices Avec Massues N°5
34. Exercices Avec Massues N°6
35. Exercices Avec Massues N°7
36. Exercices Avec Massues N°8
37. Exercices Avec Massues N°9 - Improvisation B
38. Exercices Avec Massues N°10 - Improvisation C
39. Exercices Avec Massues N°11 - Relaxation

40. Aqualement
41. Machinement
42. Obstinalement
43. Pluvialement

44. Transparition

Tracks 1-16 are from the 12” LP “Percupulsions” Neuilly – MC 8002 (1970)
Tracks 17-39 are from the 12” LP “Gymnorythmies 1” UniDisc (1975)
Tracks 40-43 are from the 12” LP "Le Vitrail Eparpillé” Mondiodis (1976)
Track 44 is from the 12” LP "Imaginations Aux Grandes Orgues” SM (1978)

Original Neuilly/UniDisc/Mondiodis/SM Recordings

(P) Originally Recorded 1969-1978. All Rights Reserved By Patrice Sciortino.

Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2012 by Warren Barnett at Mountain Moss Mastering

All titles licensed courtesy of Patrice Sciortino.

This compilation (P) + (C) The Omni Recording Corporation 2012