A Look Into The Evasion Disques Vaults: 1970-1973

Music is all about discovery, and if you keep your eyes and ears closed you’ll be listening to the same thing over and over and over again. That’s why we try to highlight a lot of different music here. Some we are aware of, some we hear for the first time just like you. This is one such project. Rocafort Records has dug deep into the Evasion Disques vaults and come out with a belter of a compilation of the Swiss label. Exploring a range of genres that include funk, soul, psych, and folk releases from the label, you’ll be delighted at these choices that were handpicked by Rocafort and delivered to your turntable. The label itself was created out necessity by the raucous and rebel rousing 1960’s rock band Les (Faux) Frères, who could not record their own songs with their record company, but rather were forced to do cover songs of British hits. So they did what many artists did, they created their own label and called it Evasion Disques. Not only did they record themselves, but a slew of their friends as well. The result: a dozen a dozen lesser known cuts that were released between 1970 and 1973. With all of the songs taken from the original master tapes, liner notes featuring comments from the label’s founders, and artwork from original Evasion cover artist Laurent Pizzotti, this comp is going to go down as one of the top compilations of ’18. Standout tracks include Togo “The Feet”, with a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ bass line and heavy drums, it kicks off the record lovely. Hand’s “Shifting Leads”, a jazzy pop psych number that is as bright as a Summer’s day is up there, as well as L.E.M.’s “Club Roundup”, John Phil Patrick and Patrick Moraz’s “Porta Del Sol”, and Pierre Cavalli’s “Obsession “. Another great project from Rocafort, who are constantly digging deeper to bring you music you can feel. We are definitely feeling this. Stream the record below:

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