M. FROG LABAT

1 Jun

A curiosity here.M.Frog was a well trained-mainly experimental-musician of Bearsville Records artists roster,with strong nods to early quirky electronics and eccentric pop(imagine very early Sparks/Halfnelson) and also part of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia,with someone Moogy Klingman(another one strange experimentalist with spacey progressive sounds).Labat was from France and came to America after Rundgren insisted for finding a clever individual to create something different musically from what he was doing with Nazz.The result was the band/project Utopia in a pure symphonic/progressive rock direction in early 70s,before morphising in an energetic power pop/new wave band during the punk rock explosion.M Frog’s album is a wonderful collage of pop symphonies,brainy electronic sounds,orchestral vignietes and even some psych rock oriented musical parts.Perhaps there was also a type of”Relation of The Outlaws”between Sparks and M.Frog and not only because of the label…

(Comment by Nick)

One Response to “M. FROG LABAT”

  1. Nick September 29, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    A curiosity here.M.Frog was a well trained-mainly experimental-musician of Bearsville Records artists roster,with strong nods to early quirky electronics and eccentric pop(imagine very early Sparks/Halfnelson) and also part of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia,with someone Moogy Klingman(another one strange experimentalist with spacey progressive sounds).Labat was from France and came to America after Rundgren insisted for finding a clever individual to create something different musically from what he was doing with Nazz.The result was the band/project Utopia in a pure symphonic/progressive rock direction in early 70s,before morphising in an energetic power pop/new wave band during the punk rock explosion.M Frog’s album is a wonderful collage of pop symphonies,brainy electronic sounds,orchestral vignietes and even some psych rock oriented musical parts.Perhaps there was also a type of”Relation of The Outlaws”between Sparks and M.Frog and not only because of the label…

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