Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer

  • Dominique Guiot - L'Univers De La Mer
25th January 2019 / CD or LP / We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records

Dominique Guiot

L'Univers De La Mer


This is an officially-approved reissue of the hard-to-find, favourite album 'L’Univers De La Mer' by Dominique Guiot, considered by some the greatest library album ever recorded.

Available on vinyl for the first time since 1978 and for the first time ever on CD.

Written, composed and played by Dominique Guiot with his Mellotron, Minimoog, clavinet, organ, and guitar, 'L’Univers de la Mer' draws its inspiration from deep sea exploration, oceanic creatures, and underwater kingdoms.

The 12-track album navigates organically through diverse mutations of the prog-rock and synth kind, from scenic meditation pieces ('Wind Surf Ballad'), to medieval electronica ('Une Ballade Pour Une Goélette'), spacey smooth jazz ('Les Deux Poissons'), funked out fantasy folk (L’Univers De La Mer), or even incredible Sega Mega-CD vibes ('La Danse Des Méduses') - altogether painting a fascinating world of eerie magic and subaquatic sensuality. It’s escapism at its best with subtle overtones of Schicke Führs Fröhling, Mike Oldfield, and Claude Perraudin.

The sound of the album is brilliantly captured by its surreal cover art, the work of legendary artist Jacques Wyrs, whose memorable record sleeves include Klaus Schulze’s 'Picture Music', Eloy’s 'Floating', Ange’s 'Le Cimetière Des Arlequins', and the 1974 reissue of Larry Coryell’s Spaces.

For fans of synthesisers, library music, prog-rock, experimental, ambient, folk, medieval, movie soundtracks, sci-fi, Schicke Führs Fröhling (SFF), Tangerine Dream, Mike Oldfield, King Crimson, Didier Bonin, Claude Perraudin, Jacques Wyrs, oceanic vibes and giant squids.

Wind Surf Ballad
La Danse Des Méduses
Une Ballade Pour Une Goélette
Les Deux Poissons
Ballet Amoureux Des Dauphins
Les Pingouins S'Amusent
Destination Inconnue
Iceberg En Voyage
L'Univers De La Mer
Alerte En Mer
Les Émigrants De La Mer
À La Découverte D'Une Amphore

Format /CD or LP
Released /25th January 2019
Catalogue / WRWTFWW038
Barcode / 4251648410355
Artist / Dominique Guiot
Genre / Experimental
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