Le Forte Four

Bikini Tennis Shoes

États-Unis ETAT004
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The origins of Le Forte Four are those of the Los Angeles Free Music Society itself. Chip Chapman joined forces with Rick Potts (and shortly thereafter Tom and Joe Potts), taking up the LAFMS name in 1974. Ultimately baptizing themselves Le Forte Four, they began threading imagined lines between John Cage and The Residents, Cecil Taylor and Henry Cow – generating sounds completely unlike any of these and anything since.

The inaugural release on the eponymous LAFMS imprint with only 200 copies pressed originally, Bikini Tennis Shoes is a staggering piece of anti-music that remains as refreshingly ground-clearing today as it was when it first appeared in 1975. Its 40 minutes (parceled out across nearly as many tracks) chart forays into free improvisation, Buchla misuse, filtered noise, begrudging and damaged melodic sorties (from the Star-Spangled Banner to Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring") and healthy doses of basement pablum.

Le Forte Four emerged out of the lethargic American '70s as a locus where, in their own words, "gamelans and ragas merged with serial and chance compositions finally melting together with instructional records and Beatles bootlegs." A wildly eclectic rummaging of postwar culture and 20th century sound, Le Forte Four's Bikini Tennis Shoes preempts punk's outsider ethos and DIY autodidactism.

Le Forte Four: Bikini Tennis Shoes

Ka-Bella-Cha-Cha Le Forte Four
Some Problem With The Cord Or Something Le Forte Four
Ka-Bella-Binsky-Bungo (Excerpt) Le Forte Four
Good Worker Le Forte Four
Aye Ma Ma (I'm Amok) Le Forte Four
Meanwhile Back At The Tulip Boat, Stinky And Gus Make Warplanes Le Forte Four
Before Docking In Space Le Forte Four
Candy Wrapper Blues_A Little Slop Le Forte Four
Bikini Tennis Shoes (One Pair) Le Forte Four
Joe's Nose Solo Le Forte Four
Song Of The Electric Drill Le Forte Four
I Can't Even Think_On The Dawning Le Forte Four
What Do You Do, Radiator / The Grocery Store Is My Heaven Le Forte Four
Fade It Out Le Forte Four
The Pope Speaks Le Forte Four
Crank Up The Kids Le Forte Four
Bongo Madness Le Forte Four
Ka-Bella Reprise Le Forte Four
Steven, Steven Le Forte Four
Sonnet Le Forte Four
Ballad De Forte Four Le Forte Four
It's Raining Bongos Le Forte Four
They Are Asleep Le Forte Four
Music Hall Bootled (Excerpt) Le Forte Four
Painting The Roses Red Le Forte Four
Enough Fun / That Feedback Again Le Forte Four

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