Jacques Charlier


Belgian multi-disciplinary artist Jacques Charlier dabbled in poetry, underground comics, acting, filmmaking and music. After playing in a punk group called Terril he spent the 80s recording and releasing a string of homemade cassettes: Musique Regressive, Chansons Idiotes and Chansons Tristes).

These minimalist recordings done with drum machines and guitar don’t aspire to any label or genre but perhaps have some things in common with a label like Les Disques Du Crépuscule and artists like J.C. Brouchard.

Last year Séance Centre put out a retrospective double-LP called Art In Another Way, which collects tracks from Charlier’s 1984-87 era. It’s a fascinating listen throughout the 14 tracks included.

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