Finally, an MP3 version of Achwghâ ney wodei’s “Triptyque” album with the remaining postcard prints and back cover design – thanks to Paphio23 and Maarten for providing MP3 rips of their vinyl:

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Achwghâ ney wodei

April 23, 2008

Widely assumed to be an alias side project of bourbonese qualk, Achwghâ ney wodei with an equally ridiculous name were infact a real group; Didier Copp , Eric Sterenfield (‘Riton’) , Françoise Boitiere , Phillippe Royer (‘Woudi’) who were active in the so-called ‘alternative’ Parisian music scene in the late Eighties. With peers such as as Mano Negra, Bérurier Noir’ and Les Negresse Vertes, Achwghâ ney wodei complemented the eclectic style of the times with a cartoon comedic style based on French working class Chanson, music hall and character driven vignettes.

Paris in the spring

March 7, 2008


More qualk nostalgia. This time some recordings made in Paris, April 1991. These recordings date from the ‘Unpop’ period and shortly after the entire group were permanently banned from entering France (…it’s a long story but we each had nice red circular stamps in our passports which said something like ‘banned from France”). We made a few small concerts in Paris, having sneaked over from Belgium (crafty, eh?) and then quickly off to Spain. The idea was to make some quiet, mostly improvised ‘café style’ dance concerts to flummox the usual crowd of noise loving goths. The recordings catch the group in a playful mood – a clear homage to Mahmoud Ahmed and Cheb Khaled. And, as usual the sound quality is pretty rough…

bourbonese qualk live Paris ‘EPE’ April 1991 8MB MP3