Fondation - Le Vaisseau Blanc (LP)
Le Vaisseau Blanc was originally released in 1983 as a limited edition cassette packed in an oversized match box with matches on the infamous Camouflage label.
Fondation was Annanka Raghel on keyboards and voice, and Ivan Coaquette (formerly of Spacecraft and Musica Elettronica Viva) on guitar, bass, synthesizer, percussion. Each track starts with short spoken word piece which is from H.P. Lovecraft. Le Vaisseau Blanc in some respects representing a last hurrah for this aesthetic dimension of the French psychedelic underground scene, with hallucinogenic webs of delayed electronics and wetly effected guitars weaving vapor trails around one another in a manner directly descended from the Heldon/Lard Free school.
The album comes in a gatefold sleeve with beautiful artwork and collages from archives from Ivan Coaquette. Limited to 500 copies.
Release by Tunnel Vision Records