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LA STPO (La Socit des Timides la Parade des Oiseaux) - Les Liquidateurs

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: In Poly Sons
Release Year: 2015
Note: the furious five from Rennes, France, with their unique "dream vocal" prog rock sound are back with a kind of narrative piece presenting various scenes dedicated to the "liquidators " who risked and lost their life during the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine in 1984; a very prolific work that almost appears like a theatre piece, really challenging & impressive; lim. 300 - nice silkscreen cover silkscreen cover, lim. 300
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €26.00

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"La Socit Timides la Parade des Oiseaux (roughly translated to Shy Society at the Bird Parade) is a French band from Rennes, founded in 1984.
'A tribute for all the men and women who gave their life, an homage to what they felt, what they lived, what they had to endure during the rescue mission of the accidented nuclear reactor of Chernobyl. The history mentioned here is about a young liquidator from Armenia. It is freely adapted form the movie 'The Battle of Chernobyl' directed by Thomas Johnson.
The musical composition is divided in 6 parts, separated by 'fragments' describing the impact of the radioactivity on (the nearby town) Pipriat's daily life, ignoring the deathly danger.
The chronology includes the alarm and liquidator mobilisation's stage, the listening of the instructions given by the chiefs, the rush to the reactor, the hesitation of the president in charge (Gorbatchev), the absolute horror on the roof of the reactor until the death of the liquidator. We precisely follow the story of a young armenian liquidator, lost into his lack of understanding of the russian instructions, with fear in his stomach, and his extraordinary sense of duty. By sacrifying himself like hundreds of thousands of his comrades, he's going to save humanity.'

The disc is a 33rpm's vinyl record (12") of about 35 min 's duration, with an album cover by Pakito Bolino from Le Dernier Cri."
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