Suzanne Ciani – ‘Flowers Of Evil’
‘Flowers Of Evil’ is another essential document of Suzanne Ciani’s early work. She recorded this in 1969, at the very beginning of her lifelong relationship with the Buchla synthesiser. The album is inspired by the Charles Baudelaire’s ‘Les Fleurs Du Mal’, specifically the poem ‘Élévation’, and Ciani creates an electronic sound field within which the poem is read. The recording was not initially intended for release, but embarked on as a pure experimental adventure. More than 50 years on, it sounds as fresh and and exciting as it must have done in 1969.