Boomkat Product Review:
The latest in a long line of mind-bending archival discoveries from one of the most reliably fabulous and musically astute reissue labels anywhere in the world - Finders Keepers. Jean-Pierre Massiera has often been described as the French Joe Meek and has long been high up on many a crate-diggers shopping list, but these 18 tracks are truly a revelation, veering from early-electronic style experiments through to insane African mutations, psychedelic patchworks, fuzz-funk, spooked-surf, interplanetary-prog and back again for one of the most engrossing and entertaining 50 minutes you can imagine. Highlights include 'Songe Mortuaire' - a deceptively straight exercise in classic Chanson that slowly reveals a plethora of unhinged production touches, the cosmic African patchwork of 'Mao Mao' with its insane repeats and heavy drums, and the absolutely killer soundtrack headf*ck of 'Kriminal Theme'. Brilliantly curated, the package comes with a 20 page colour booklet with liner notes written by Andy Votel and reproductions of some of Massiera's most tripped out cover art, making for an absolutely essential purchase for all followers of this exceptional label or just generally for those who know. Essential Purchase.