Bernard Fevre Suspense on Limited Edition LP + Download
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Fèvre Himself for the Album's 40th Anniversary!
In May 2015, Anthology Recordings commemorates the anniversaries of Bernard Fèvre's 1975 LP Suspense and 1977 LP Cosmos 2043 with their first ever vinyl reissues. Suspense exemplifies Fevre's cinematic skills in composing proto-electro vignettes and dramatic melodies befitting of the album's title. Cosmos 2043 is it’s follow up, a wild, science fiction-themed library LP in which the enigmatic French synthesizer wizard conjures a far future populated by space-age electronics.
Both albums have been remastered from the original tapes. "Cosmos 2043 and Suspense were made one after the other in 1975," recalls Fèvre. "I chose to do everything myself, because I didn’t trust the other producers and musicians; I thought they were way behind the times.” Truly sui generis, Fèvre has since become a touchstone for countless generations of electronic musicians. This two album retrospective marks the first chapter in the Anthology Cinema Studies division, Anthology Recordings ongoing exploration of this diverse genre.
"The idea to re-release these records, and for the first time in their original format, is very dear to me. I really like the word origin, because it’s very important to know where things and people come from. I hope that others can see that I have been an originator not an imitator, although I never considered myself futuristic or revolutionary at the time. The important thing with these reissues is the fun that they will bring to the fans that have demanded them for so long. I understood it was going to make people happy. I wanted to re-master my old tracks myself because I didn’t want to have a modern filter that would take away the charm of my old work, and new details would even appear in my work.
"In the end, the 1970s need to be heard: it’s important for the magic of listening. Listeners will have the exact sound of the studio that I was using at the time, hardly utilized by me for the original Revox tapes. It will be a journey to my dimension in a universe that I was the only one to know until now. I had the chance to work from magnetic analogue master tapes, which have not traveled far from my 1975 studio / chambre de bonne and the Paris suburbs where they were archived, since the object ages less quickly than its creator...It’s still amazing to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Suspense (and 38-year anniversary of Cosmos 2043, which came out in 1977)." - Bernard Fèvre
Bernard Fevre Suspense Track Listing:
1. Weekee Way
2. On the Channel
4. Magnetic Spool
5. Mister Green
6. What Happens
7. Double Dream
8. Rocal System
9. Too Much Water
10. Contemplation of the Mountains
11. Path of Tomorrow