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Les Aiglons

A five-piece instrumental group in 1963 and 1964, Les Aiglons were briefly France’s response to the Tornados, whose ‘Telstar’ was lots 1 strike in that nation early in 1963. Authorized to Barclay’s trendy fresh Golfe-Drouot label, called after Paris’ Hippest disco golf club of that time period, Les Aiglons documented five EPs of music made up principally by their organist Jean-Marc Blanc and business lead guitarist Leon Francioli. It had been, however, Ken Slim’s vivid creation, using its echo, space results and percussiveness, which offered ‘Stalactite’ its effect and switched it right into a strike record. Possibly the group’s (and Slim’s) pinnacle was ‘Dans Le Vent’ on the next EP, with deep, swirling acoustic guitar taking the sluggish melody as the body organ emerges ominously to haunt it. The introduction of the ‘Mersey sound’ spelt the finish of instrumental defeat groups like a commercial pressure, and by 1966 the group experienced disbanded.

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