Planète-Concrète is both an homage to, and an investigation of, the occult dimension found in French music and spoken word from the second half of the 20th century, emphasizing both the cosmic and musique concrète riches of the period. It was premiered as a continuous 2-hour-mix on LYL Radio in July 2019 with additional music not included on this Bandcamp album, where old out of print releases, private pressings and public domain material has been selected.
The title refers to writer and publisher Louis Pauwels (1920-1997), famous co-author of Le Matin des Magiciens (The Morning of the Magicians, 1960) and publisher of Planète magazine, 1961-71. Through numerous activities, Pauwels explored ancient mysteries in various civilizations from the past as well as modern occultism found in contemporary science, art and literature. In fact, Pauwels' unique vision inspired the whole Planète-Concrète project. The opening track features his voice from a 1963 conference titled Introduction au