We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Saturday, October 31, 2009



Art of Noise were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.
The name of the group alludes to the essay The Art of Noises by noted futurist Luigi Russolo.
Another great selection by Diod.

Yello, Thomas Dolby, The Orb

Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Isaac Hayes left us in 2008, leaving behind us a great collection of songs. Sadly, like too many other artists, Isaac Hayes is simply known for his planetary hit "Theme From Shaft". For having discovered everything beside since I decided to learn more about him, I realised that I had missed so much. From the song Help Me Love, later sampled by Portishead for their famous Glorybox, to his magnificent long plays, I never had much enjoyed listening an artist's first-listen!... and I think so many people are in that same case I was before really knowing Hayes' work. That's why you, who are not necessarily keen on black music, or you, who thought that the man was only famous for one song because he had done nothing as good beside, must give an ear to that baistophe to make up your mind. This compilation is trully a diamond, and not because I made it, but because this is true good music. I just have to tell you that from a basic tracklist I kept, I had to drop more than 3 hours of music to make this baistophe fit in 2 CDs!

My Isaac Hayes TOP3 :
1. Black Moses (1973)
2. Joy (1972)
3. Hot Buttered Soul (1969)

My Isaac Hayes BOTTOM3 :
1. U-Turn (1986)
2. And Once Again (1980)
3. Love Attack (1988)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


(COLLECTION 1974-2008)

Widely considered the godfather of contemporary French pop, singer/songwriter Alain Souchon captured the precarious masculinity of postmodern man with uncommon tenderness and whimsy. Often working in partnership with composer Laurent Voulzy, his music explored themes both personal and political with poetic grace.
You won't find all of Souchon's singles in this compilation covering his 12 studio albums. Some of them weren't good enough to be included here. On the other hand, you'll have songs that are not usually featured in the man's official compilations but deserve their place here. Get a taste of one France's most influential and acclaimed artists, one that is still very popular among people of all ages.

1 - C'est Déjà Ca (1993)
2 - Jamais Content (1977)
3 - Au Ras des Paquerettes (1999)

1 - On Avance (1983)
2 - Ecoutez D'Où Ma Peine Vient (2008)
3 - J'ai Dix Ans (1974)

Daniel Balavoine, Laurent Voulzy, Louis Chedid

Sunday, October 25, 2009



Eno or to give him his full name Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno PHEW !
Known to many as simply Eno, so lets just call him that for now. Producer,Composer,arist,author
or man who has claimed to have drunk his own pee ! creator of ambient music, founder member of
70s Art/Glam band Roxy Music, inventor of Oblique Strategy cards, whatever that is.
I'm sure we all know something he has done, whether its an album by U2 he's produced or
when you used to load up your old PC with windows 95, yes he wrote that.
Music alone he is very prolific, whether collaberations or solo work or contributions
to other peoples albums.
These 2 sets are split into "instrumental" & "Vocal" work and pull from all
stages of his career and aside from solo work and includes selections form work
he has done with others, for more info on that see notes in file.
I have used as a starting point the two box sets Vocal & instrumental ( sadly no longer available)
but have also but have also chosen some from my surprisingly extensive Eno collection which
I felt were worthy of inclusion, I have included some selections from albums released since
after the box sets, to bring it up to date.
Despite listening to Eno since his Roxy days, I am still surprised by the variety of his music,
from the punk guitar playing of Robert Fripp to the gentle sound of his ambient work.
Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Following in the footsteps of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, composer Steve Reich is widely considered the third major pioneer of minimalism; credited as the innovator behind phasing -- a process whereby two tape loops lined up in unison gradually move out of phase with each other, ultimately coming back into sync -- his early experiments in tape manipulation also anticipated the emergence of hip-hop sampling by well over a decade.
Baistophe's new collaborator, Diod, came up with this compilation. Rather than a spectrum of Reich's long and adventurous career, it's a striking introduction to the man's work and a worthy addition for anyone who hasn't yet explored his universe.

Terry Riley, Philip Glass, John Cage

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



Christian Vander has always loved Jazz, from the beginning. His love for John Coltrane can hardly be argued. Vander never really stopped playing music, with his favourite instrument (drums) or the piano, an instrument he likes to use when he uses to sing. His side projects from Magma are very numerous and can hardly be compiled onto 2CDs but I thought this selection was one of the best to introduce his world. Of course, there are some side projects you won't find here for some reasons : first, I deliberately not included any VanderTop track as I think this will be part of my Jannick Top baistophe (to come). Second, I also dropped his very last project (a tour de chant, alone with his piano) because there are no official recording yet of that tour and I hadn't good enough bootleg material. And last, I also dropped from this baistophe one of his best side projects, Alien which can be considered like the Instrumental Magma, also because there aren't any official recordings too, but for some reason that are completely unexplainable, including by me, I included a bonus track from that band that you can find on Christian's site, even if you won't be able to burn this track on the two CDs that are reserved for this baistophe.

My Christian Vander TOP3 :
1. Fusion (1981)
2. To Love (1988)
3. 65! (1993)

My Christian Vander BOTTOM3 :
1. Fiesta In Drums (1973)
2. Les Cygnes Et Les Corbeaux (2002)
3. Les Voyages De Christophe Colomb (1993)

Monday, October 19, 2009



Einstürzende Neubauten is a German avant-garde music band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. The group currently comprises Blixa Bargeld (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Alexander Hacke (bass, guitar, vocals), N. U. Unruh (custom-made instruments, percussion, vocals), Jochen Arbeit (guitar and vocals), and Rudi Moser (custom-built instruments, percussion, and vocals).
The band is often classified as industrial music. One of their "trademarks" is the use of custom-built instruments, predominantly made out of scrap metal and building tools, and noises, in addition to standard musical instruments. Neubauten has always experimented with sounds, originally in noise music and recently in very diverse styles.
This is the first compilation from Baistophe's new collaborator Diod Dioderies, let him be thanked for his great work.

The Young Gods, Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy

Saturday, October 17, 2009



Initially compiled by French magazine Vibrations as the ultimate James Brown experience, The Soul Experience is not a baistophe per se. Many of James hits' are missing or in versions that differ from the most known version so much that they could be considered new songs altogether. So, what you're having here is some badass proto-funk from the Godfather himself, music that smells of semen, blood and sweat and which will rock your socks off. A must hear.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MUSE (ABO #278)


Of course, you'd have to be a caveman or to live in Northern Korea or the Rain Forest not to have heard about the most "over the top" formation to have come from the United Kingdom in the past few years. A band which managed to evolve from a Radiohead copycat to the bearer of the torch of modern Pomp Rock. Some might consider Matthew Bellamy's falsetto vocals and symphonico-progressive influences to be a bit too much, I think they're the delightful proof of a band who doesn't care what the litterate and influencial press thinks and, well, that's a breath of fresh air considering all those acts sounding exactly like they should or following the newest trend. So, here are 30 songs from the Muse's five albums and numerous single B'sides, a 2 hours and a few minutes feast for the ears. And remember, resisting Muse is futile.

My MUSE List
(Main albums only)
1 - Absolution (2003)
2 - The Resistance (2009)
3 - Origin of Symmetry (2001)
4 - Showbiz (1999)

5 - Black Holes and Revelations (2006)

Radiohead, Queen, Jeff Buckley

Monday, October 12, 2009



I've got to be honnest. I've long been thinking that Pavlov's Dog had always made only three albums, from 1975 to 1977 and that their 1990 try with Lost In America, was just a mistake that no one would nowadays pay attention to.
My first mistake was that P'sD made another album in 1995 under the name of Pavlov's Dog 2000. This (a bit) silly name surely came from singer David Surkamp opposition to bear his loving band's name. David indeed wasn't a part of that band that most people will easily argue the legality. But for the simple reason that they were the only surviving Pavlov's Dog at that date, I have included that rare EP in this baistophe (and also because there was plenty of room left).
My second mistake was to have underestimate Lost In America. Although it's a forgettable album, it sure still has a couple of great songs that, even in 1990, reminds of the glorious past of the band.
"The Glorious Past". The word is a bit too strong for that one-hit wonder (who does not remember Julia ?). But the two first Pavlov's Dog LPs are just what any classic rock fan has to own.
How such a band, who finally fell rapidly in complete oblivion has managed to bring wonderful, ex-Yes, ex-King Crimson, drummer Bill Brufford? How such a band made two astonishing first Pop-Rock albums and couldn't sign any contract for their promissing third album so that this one had to be published as a bootleg, until it was officially released not long ago?
Maybe their Progressive Rock filiation which caught them much more problems in that Punk wave... Or maybe probably of David Surkamp voice which was very close to Rush's Geddy Lee, and finally was a bit too strange to catch a massive audience....
Pavlov's Dog reformed in 2004 for new gigs and it seems to really work fine!

My Pavlov's Dog TOP
1. Pampered Menial (1975)
2. At The Sound Of The Bell (1976)
3. Third (1977)
4. End Of The World {Pavlov's Dog 2000} (1995)
5. Lost In America (1990)

Sunday, October 11, 2009



What's not to like with Fiona Apple? Her one of a kind mix of indie, pop and jazz? Here soulful voice? Her first rate compositional skills? Yes, Fiona has it all. The only flaw in her art might be that it's not easy enough to win her the most mainstream audience. I personally consider it to be another strong point as it proves she doesn't compromise herself to chart.
This compilation displays a selection of tracks from her three studio albums as well as other things that have been released (or not in the case of Extraodinary Machine's first version) in various forms.
Here's a 78 minutes long proof of how good and underrated Fiona Apple is. Enjoy.

selection and rip by mStanzas/ text and artwork by S.F.P.

Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco