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Space Art is a French band that was formed by two friends in Paris in 1977. The group consisted of Dominique Perrier on keyboards and Roger Rizzitelli on drums. Their first (self-titled) of three albums was released in the same year as Jean-Michel Jarre’s, “Oxygene.” Knowledgeable Jarre fans will recognize the names, because both went along on the 1981 China tour. Dominique Perrier has since played keyboards on most Jarre albums and live performances and is sometimes credited with artistic collaboration - small wonder, as their styles are very much compatible. But as this and the other albums show, Space Art is not a mere clone and has a distinctive style of its own. This is due in large part to the heavy drums very well employed by Roger Rizzitelli (highly inspired by bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Soft Machine, etc). It was all about experimenting with new sounds on new machines. They specialize in a certain set of highly tragic/dramatic chords which appear on all their best tracks, a perfect example being the title-track. Apart from ‘Onyx’, the other tracks that really stand out are ‘Axus’ (an astonishing sonic explosion), and ‘Laser En Novembre’ (the most experimental track). A 3 CD box set will be released in ’08 including SPACE ART (1977), TRIP IN THE HEAD CENTER (1978) and PLAY BACK (1980).

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  • nabraxas

    Folkstone Hovercraft ( ( ( ((( *0*_o♥o_*0* ))) ) ) )

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nabraxas

    WHERE have these motherfucking sounds been hiding all my LIFE ?

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ThaBigFish

    SISI

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Maziar1

    welcome to love <3

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jh27anspuceau

    CHIENS

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • ebramo

    excellent onyx

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • newwavelad

    L'obsession d'Archibald

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • QuintonDempsey

    Fucking awesome

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Madrangue

    This band was ahead of its time.

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • bowi10

    bjr,le premier album de space art "Magic fly" qui fit un carton dans les charts,puis ONYX, deuxième cartons pour ce groupe français,un des premiers à jouer du synthé!Le troisième opus qui s'intitule "play back" fit couler un peux d'encres!ils firent une quinzaines d'albums! Je les écoutes tjr avec beaucoup de nostalgie! bowi10

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mrdoubt14

    this music is so inspiring

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • markusmala

    Space Art is more known with their hit "Onyx" as "Speedway", in fact it is Dominique Perrier and the drummer Roger Rizziteli, one of the first electronic music maker in france after Jarre. Dominique Perrier is one of the long time friend to Jean-michel Jarre, who plays regulary in his concerts, like the last film Oxygene live in the living room. He is also member of the band Stone Age. A great Carrer.

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • onyourwalk

    WELCOME TO LOVE & FOLKSTONE HOVERCRAFT

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • QueefKing

    These guys are amazing! Some of the best synth music ever made.

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • n33k33

    grew up to this

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • gEEEERa

    awesome

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • SixShooterSam

    my favorite

    5 Nov 2008 Reply
  • korvros

    beautiful

    23 Feb 2008 Reply
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