Clivage - Mixtus Orbis. 1978 France

The intimate nature of Fertier's Indo Jazz album Regina Astris is expounded upon here on Mixtus Orbis with no less than a full orchestra. The jazz elements are downplayed somewhat, and flute takes center stage, along with the Indian instrumental accompaniment. Some of this album gets very trippy, with echoed vocals and orchestras coming at you from speaker to speaker. There really is no other album like it, which makes it almost impossible to classify. In general, I typically find albums like this satisfying on an academic level, but not emotional. Mixtus Orbis is exceptional in that it resonates at core instincts. Really excellent material here.

Personal collection
LP: 1978 Gratte-Ciel

As I write this, no legit reissue exists in any format.

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