Belgique-Belgie : Ballades, Danses et Chansons de Flandre et Wallonie
Ocora/BRT (France) 1981
558 594 MU 241 (LP) Coated sleeve
sleeve: EX (slightly faded)
media : EX-/EX+ (some slight noise, A:light bend that does not affect playback)
This album was released in 1975 by Ocora, a prestigious French folk music label that has produced many masterpieces of field recordings. From the 17th century to the first half of the 20th century, you can hear a variety of local music from the Flanders and Wallonia regions that make up present-day Belgium, including solo chants, children's singing, bagpipe-like sounds, and mysterious instruments that make a strange buzzing sound. There are also many pieces that have an avant-garde feel to them. It is very interesting. Some of the songs have noise, but this is due to the original sound source.