Pierre Henry / Michel Colombier

Messe Pour le Temps Present

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

Though it's perhaps Henry's best-known work, Messe Pour le Temps Présent isn't the best display of the powers of musique concrète. Similar to the glut of crossover Moog rock albums around the same time, Henry's occasional bursts of searing computer static are accompanied by a faux '60s go-go beat. It's an intriguing release, but works better for novelty fans and beginners who would rather have a gradual immersion into musique concrète. It earns its stars, however, for its reissue on a French CD that also includes several of Henry's other compositions, including "Variations Pour une Porte et un Soupir."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Messe Pour le Temps Présent
1 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:37
2 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:51
3 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:32
4 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:45
5 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:53
La Reine Verte
6 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 08:56 SpotifyAmazon
7 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 03:41
Le Voyage
8 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 07:00
9 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 09:54
10 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 09:36
Variations pour Une Porte et Un Soupir
11 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:16 SpotifyAmazon
12 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 00:32 SpotifyAmazon
13 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:29 SpotifyAmazon
14 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:33 SpotifyAmazon
15 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:02 SpotifyAmazon
16 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:44 SpotifyAmazon
17 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 01:39 SpotifyAmazon
18 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
19 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
20 Michel Colombier / Pierre Henry 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
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