EL BLASZCZYK- Rock Le Maquis LP Double- Monotone Records
A retro-futurist record, home made, on hand build equipment, which brings to mind the french sixties, yéyés and Nouvelle Vague movies, zigzaging between an iconoclast and DIY Serge Gainsbourg, a twisted Jacques Dutronc, the delirious spirit of les Blousons Noirs or an art brut painting.
This double album comes with gatefold sleeve and an insert plus two three pages folded inserts containing lyrics and stuff with color pictures + digital download card.
After the very succesful Quirky Lost Tapes album on Born Bad Records, compiling his ultra rare 45s, El'Blaszczyk dived back into his old and daunting project: Rock in the Maquis! This double - 29 songs out of the 40 recorded during two years - and conceptual record - about World War Two, mixing members of the Resistance, Fritz and collaborators - is his Master Work, long deferred and now boldly presented to the world! From Jerk in Dunkerque to Rock des FFI via Das ende der haricots and Ces boches sont faits pour morfler (a very personal cover of These Boots Are Made For Walking), this record is a bomb, a proudly claimed terrorist attack! A minimalist son of Jean Yanne and Hasil Adkins, handyman of genius recording alone in his room, handling irony and iconoclasm as well as fuzz guitar and one finger Farfisa organ, El'Blaszczyk is the true Unknown Soldier of french rock'n'roll! Sharing (let's not talk about collaboration, a world hold in contempt!) his own forces with those of Mono-Tone Records and les Disques Beretto - the Liminanas' label - to form the El'Maquis Productions, El'Blaszczyk makes, with this Rock in the Maquis, his own June 18 Appeal, an appeal to rock'n'roll resistance, to yéyé uprising!