Ghédalia Tazartès – Gospel et le râteau (Bisou, LP/CD/digital)

»Gospel et le râteau« was already in the works when Ghédalia Tazartès passed away last February. The 17 pieces were culled from the archives of the oddball artist and anyone who has ever seen photos of his domestic cabinets of curiosities will understand why it ultimately took two years until the release was finalised. The resulting record is a veritable bouquet of outlandish songs, quite a few of which play with common folk and rock clichés. What makes them stand out is Tazartès' haunting vocal performance. Listening to it, it becomes all the more regrettable that this voice has fallen silent forever.