Anthology reissues album trilogy by 70s psych-folkers Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, shares Circuit des Yeux cover

Anthology reissues album trilogy by 70s psych-folkers Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, shares Circuit des Yeux cover

Not that we even deserve it! But the benevolent and impeccable ears at Anthology Records are preparing to gift us once more by breathing life back into a trilogy of albums by French psych-folk pioneers Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ribeiro’s unique style, then immediately scrub any pre-conceptions of french chanteuses or ye-ye starlets…because her vocal approach summons demons from the turmoil that surrounded the group in Paris 1968 and infuses it with her personal experiences as a child during a Nazi occupied France.

Throw that voice in with some prime late-60s psychedelic folk, and you’ve got a unique and confoundingly brilliant combination that reigned in underground France from 1968 to 1981.

You can now supplant your collection or take the virgin trip thanks to Anthology’s re-issue of the group’s first three albums: N°2, (1970), Âme Debout (1971), and Paix (1972) on September 14, either as standalone albums or in a groovy boxed set. Just head here to pre-order, and check out preview clips via YouTube below.

As an added bonus, you can check out Circuit des Yeux’s take on the Ribeiro + Alpes track “Sœur de Race” below. Haley Fohr’s vocal gymnastics draw a line from Ribeiro’s — a fact that Ribeiro herself recognises, explaining that Fohr’s “blooming talent is at the tip of her vocal cords.” What do you say? Enticed, much?

Circuit des Yeux:

Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes:

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