Pierre Bensusan, Wu  Wei  

 

CMA Artistes 1994 CD (CMA 942) (CMA = Centre des Musiques Actuelles?)
Rounder 1995 CD (Rounder 3138)
Dadgad Music 2009 CD (DM-1006) Complete Works 1975 - 2010

 

Beautiful record, coming after a period of silence (Spices was released in 1987). Wu Wei, title of the disc, is one of the features of the Chinese Taoism. Among the tunes are real gems, such as "Poussière d'amants" (lyrics by Philippe Val) and as "Mélodie pour Maximin”. The CD artwork is well performed by Doatea & Pierre Bensusan. The booklet is complete with all the texts and with black and white photographs.

 

Bel disco, che viene dopo un periodo di silenzio dell’artista (“Spices” è del 1987). Wu Wei, il nome che da titolo al disco, è uno degli elementi caratterizzanti il taoismo cinese.  Tra i brani ci sono autentiche gemme, quali “Poussière d’amants” (testi di Philippe Val) e “Mélodie pour Maximin”. La grafica del cd è ben curata da Doatea & Pierre Bensusan, il booklet è completo di testi, le fotografie B/N sono molto curate.

 

Tracks: (CMA CD)

1 - Wu Wei 3:50

2 - Awali (Feel it so) 5:00

3 - Lord Hook of Cumbria 6:30

4 - Prague 4:58

5 - Falafel 7:15

6 - Poussière d’amants (Lover's dust) 5:39

7 - Cordillière (Sierra) 6:47

8 - Mélodie pour Maximin 5:53

9 - Autour du jour en 80 mondes (Around the day in 80 worlds) 4:26


N.B. 

1. The Rounder CD omits track 4. The track order is different on the Rounder CD : 5 -2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9.

2. The Dadgad Music CD has a new track Petit Heros 5.33 and English versions of Awali (Feel it so) 5:00 and Prague (In the streets of Prague) 4:58. The CD adds also as Bonus Tracks: Sierra (Cordillière English version) 6:46 - 2 Awali (French version) 5:00 - 4 Prague (French version) 4:58. The track order is different on the Dadgad Music CD : 1 - Feel it so - 3 - 6 - 5 - In the streets of Prague - 7 - 8 - Petit Heros - 9 - Sierra - 2 - 4.

 

Musicians:

Pierre Bensusan: guitare, chant
Didier Malherbe: sax, flûte bambou, piccolo
Robert Thomas Jr: congas, bongos, caisse claire, udu, percussion
Michel Benita: contrebasse
Emmanuel Binet: basse
André Cecarrelli: batterie
Doatea Bensusan: palmas

Recorded in January and February 1994 at C.M.A. Studio in Valenciennes, France