When Jean-Claude Vannier's album L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches landed on my doorstep, I had to take note. I knew the name, and it turns out he arranged a little album called Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg.
L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (1972) is a concept album about a child traveling through a fly kingdom, wth the story written in the liner notes by Gainsbourg himself. It's a topsy-turvy album, sparse at times and overflowing with energy at others.
Jean-Claude Vannier-Danse De l'Enfant Et Du Roi Des Mouches
Buy the album from Finders Keepers Records, who have re-released it to the wide public.