Masterpiece from the Québec-based duo of controversial poet CLAUDE PÉLOQUIN and electronic music pioneer JEAN SAUVAGEAU. An avant-garde classic featuring Péloquin's "out" vocals over Sauvage's soundscapes, ambient passages, and experimental pop sounds. Strange, explosive, original, and satisfying. When it was originally released, this record was 30 years ahead of its time. Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal is one of the most original records ever made in Québec. Though avant-garde, it still managed to garner radio support and wide public attention thanks to the trance-like track 'Monsieur L'Indien'. The 'Us' in Let us kiss you where it hurts is Claude Peloquin, controversial poet, And Jean Sauvageau, a Québec electronic music pioneer. Together after memorable trips and artistic happenings throughout the 60's, they came up with this eccentric avant-garde masterpiece. With topics ranging from revolution ('Monsieur Emiliano'), to exploitation ('Monsieur L'Indien'), vasectomy ('Sterilization') or even scatology ('Mama Vagina'), the record exploded onto the local scene during the dark ages of Québec Pop Music (something very similar to what's happening now). Claude Peloquin, the vocalist, can be heard laughing, screaming, babbling into the mike as he 'cracks open a brew' overtop a cocktail of explosive and highly original electronic music. A wall of sound shifting from synthetic psychedelic ambience, doped out choir to fucked up western. Techno spoken word? Electroclash? Experimental Rock? Pretty far from the hippie stuff you'd expect for the times." This is pure exploratory music, without regards to a particular audience, with poetic ramblings in a variety of languages (primarily French of course) over the top of some incredibly inventive free electronic rock (plenty of fuzz, analog keys, gorgeous Moog solos, etc…). Some of the atmospheres even recall the original Krautrock angst of “Schwingungen” for example. Strap yourself in as this one goes nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
Jean Sauvageau: synthétiseur; participation des regroupements Listarlet, Théâtre du Bonhomme sept-Heures et des violoneux Philippe Gagnon et Dominique Tremblay, entre autres
Arrangements: Jean Sauvageau
Pochette et livret - Conception et réalisation graphique: Asparagus; photos: Ian Black, archives de Jean Sauvageau, Robert Nadon (La Presse)