A Look Into The Evasion Disques Vaults | 1970​-​1973

by Rocafort Records

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    - Linernotes and comments of the songs by Evasion Disques' co-founders.
    - Artwork by Laurent Pizzotti, the graphic designer to whom we owe a large number of Evasion Records sleeve covers.
    - All songs taken from the original master tapes.

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ENGLISH:

Rocafort Records digs into the 'Evasion Disques' catalogue to bring you the best in Funk, Soul, Psych & Folk from the legendary Swiss label.

- Linernotes and comments of the songs by Evasion Disques' co-founders.
- Artwork by Laurent Pizzotti, the graphic designer to whom we owe a large number of Evasion Records sleeve covers.
- All songs taken from the original master tapes.

Evasion Records was born of a rebellious 60's rock band, "Les (Faux) Frères", who got tired of being forced by their record company to cover British hits rather than record their own compositions.

Along with their pianist Eric Christen, and a childhood friend François Vautier, Gaston Schaefer and Jean-Pierre Skawronski embarked on the adventure of composing and producing their own work as of their 7th EP.

Extending the experience further, the group then created its own label,"Evasion Disques" (as in, escaping from the big record companies).The first single was distributed by Barclay Switzerland, managed at the time by a Swiss musician who was all too keen to welcome in this new label.

Less than a month later, local artists, friends of the group and acquaintances who knew of their initiative, turned up at the small office in Avenue du Théâtre in Lausanne with the desire to record for the new company.

FRANÇAIS

Rocafort Records fouille dans le catalogue musical d'Evasion Disques pour en sortir le meilleur des styles funk, soul, psyhé et folk du légendaire label suisse.

- Historique de la maison de disque et commentaires des morceaux par les cofondateurs d'Evasion.
- Le design graphique de cet album a été spécialement conçu et réalisé par Laurent Pizzotti, graphiste à qui l’on doit un grand nombre de pochettes du label.
- Morceaux récupérés des bandes originales et remasterisés.

Evasion Disques est née de la rébellion d'un rock band des années 60': Les (faux) Frères, lassés d'être forcés par leur compagnie de disques, d'enregistrer des “covers" de succès anglo-saxons, plutôt que leurs propres compositions.

Entourés de leur pianiste, Eric Christen, et d'un ami d'enfance, François Vautier, Gaston Schaefer et Jean-Pierre Skawronski se lancent dans l'aventure et produisent à compte d'auteurs leur 7ème EP (45 tours 18 cm. à 4 chansons, Extended Play).

Poussant l'expérience plus loin, la petite association crée son label: “Evasion Disques“ (sous-entendu des grandes compagnie phonographiques), et presse ainsi son premier 45 tours, distribué par Barclay Suisse, alors dirigée par un musicien suisse, tout prêt à accueillir ce nouveau label.

Moins d'un mois plus tard, des artistes locaux, plus ou moins proches du groupe ou ayant eu connaissance de leur initiative, débarquent dans le petit bureau de l'avenue du Théâtre à Lausanne, souhaitant enregistrer pour la petite compagnie.

credits

released July 6, 2018

We would like to thank the following people for their enthusiasm and their help in the making of this project:
Gaston Schaefer, François Vautier, Laurent Pizzotti, Rodolphe Lajudie, DJ Green Giant, Beatrice Venturini and DJ Format.

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