Double vinyl LP pressing. ZNR was the French duo of Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (hence, Zazou 'n' Racaille) active in the mid to late '70s. Their 1976 debut, Barricade 3, is an anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization; it makes perfect sense that ZNR appears on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Featuring an array of seemingly dichotomous instruments (piano, synthesizers, woodwinds, electric guitar and more) as well as genuinely bizarre vocals, the album is composed of 15 odd experiments using a loose framework of analog electronics, avant-garde rock, jazz influences, and post-structural études. Despite it's schizophrenic mystique, Barricade 3 is very witty and surprisingly accessible with hints of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Perrey-Kingsley. This long out-of-print vinyl reissue reproduces the original gatefold design including illustration by Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart).
1 Droumier Assai Per S'amourousis D'un Moustre
2 Trop de Douceur Ou Les Trois Soeurs: 2E Soeur
4 Le Grand Compositeur Vu de Dos
5 La Pointe de Tes Seins Est Comme Un Petale de Pavot