Pierre Henry

Metamorphosé: Messe Pour Le Temps Présent

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One of the originators of musique concrète gets his material remixed by some late-'90s inheritors of his experimentation. Among the cast are contributions from Coldcut, DJ Vadim, William Orbit, Fatboy Slim, and Funki Porcini, all of whom rework Henry compositions into what is an obviously more danceable context. Despite Henry's many statements about the new electronica as little more than a new generation of pop music, the collisions work surprisingly well (though far more for fans of the remixers than of Henry's work).

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