V/A - Midnight Massiera: The B-Music Of Jean-Pierre Massiera

V/A - Midnight Massiera: The B-Music Of Jean-Pierre Massiera



Eighteen sacred psychedelic suppositories from the laboratory of Mad Scientist and scalpel happy pop mutilator Jean-Pierre Massiera. Including the rarest and most sought-after fuzz funk, spooked surf and interplanetary prog from "The French Joe Meek" and all his schizoid split-personalities and freakish friends -- The Maledictus Sound, Chico Magnetic Band, Visitors, Human Egg, The Pirhana Sound, and Jesus himself.

Bow down to the nine headed monster as he mutates and shape-shifts back through time to his humble beginnings in a Buenos Aireian province ravaging and pillaging the music of the European people for his own twisted benediction along the way. This might, as intended, sound a little bit dramatic but if there is one single ingredient that gives the eccentric JPM his distinct flavor it's a large dollop of drama. Add sprinklings of schizophrenia, shock, myrth, and macabre and you are on the way to a B-movie broth with an acquired taste, that has taken over thirty years to mature to perfection. Like all the best monsters, his split personality is the key to his infamy and the secret of his blood sucking success. To cut a long story short Massiera is, above all, a lover and purveyor of musique fantastique, and is willing and able to hijack whichever stylistic vehicle that passes him buy in order to do feed his lust. In the earlier part of his career, he honed his sordid craft amongst psychedelic circles in Nice and Quebec. From late 1972 onwards he moved to Antibes and started a disco revolution and became an in demand cosmic record producer... For years prog rock obsessives and disco aficionados have wondered if there were two unrelated freak merchants called Jean-Pierre Massiera, but, in this rare instance, exploito-maniacs from both sides of the cosmic coin are united by the work of this singular, single handed monstrous music manufactory. Another way to dissect the Histoire De JPM would read like a fantastic comic book. He started off as a musical scientist who was affected by chemical fallout in World War Two -- he spoke to Jesus, went crazy, and became a mad scientist. He then created a strain of mutant piranha fish which gave birth to a world of horrific monsters who assisted him in his murderous merriment. In the end he finds a giant egg and finally makes contact with aliens... That would be the end of chapter one and this is the era that Finders Keepers focus on for this compendium. Features Visitors, S.E.M. Studios, Jesus, Les Chats, The Starlights, Basile, Chico Magnetic Band, Les Maledictus Soundm Basile, Human Egg, Les Monegasques, Chris Gallbert, Hermans Rockets, Piranhas, and After Life.

Track Listing:
01. Visitors - Visitors
02. S.E.M. Studios - Ivresse Des Profondeurs
03. Jesus - L'Electrocute
04. Les Chats - Bizarre
05. The Starlights - Mao Mao
06. Basile - Itubo Del Anno
07. Chico Magnetic Band - Pop Or Not
08. Les Maledictus Sound - Kriminal Theme
09. Jesus - Songe Mortuaire
10. Basile - Engins Bizarres
11. Human Egg - Onomatopaeia
12. Les Monegasques - Psychose
13. Chris Gallbert - Sing Sing
14. Hermans Rockets - Space Woman
15. Piranhas - La Turbie Pirhanienne
16. Human Egg - Egg
17. Les Maledictus Sound - Inside My Brain
18. After Life - (Le Secret De) La Vieille Dame