L'Infonie Volume 333

In this stunningly remastered two-disc re-release of their classic third album from 1972, Montreal's L'Infonie proves that they were on the forefront of music concrete and easily above all others that have tried to harness this form of controlled chaos, such as Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. With their daring and unconventional use of electronics, basses, horns and guitars, a bizarre animated religious storybook fantasy world of madness is created, one where there is no particular story, just an open-ended and humorous comedic soundscape reminiscent of Lalo Schifrin's 1970s television soundtracks that is bound to regenerate brain cells destroyed by previous LSD outings. The affair is highly French, as it sounds like the singers are drunk on noxious poisoned red wine that came in a screw-capped bottle. Volume 333 is experimental decadence at its finest. (Mucho Gusto/Tir Groupe)