Jac Berrocal + David Fenech + Vincent Epplay – Zilveli Villa
Release Date : 2022
Label : AcoustiArc

 

 

This 7 inch vinyle is dedicated to the Villa Zilveli, a house by Jean Welz that was built in 1933 for Athanase Zilveli. The house was built on the hillside of the butte Bergeyre, in Paris. Purposefully built by Jean Welz, the two large windows offer remarkable views: the one on the west façade offers an unobstructed view of the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre basilica, while the one on the south side offers a view of the entire height of the Eiffel Tower. This unique heritage was left abandoned for a decade and empty of any occupants, raising the concern of heritage defenders. The writer Virginie Despentes even made it the imaginary squat of one of her characters in her novel Vernon Subutex. An order of dangerousness was issued in 2006 by the Paris City Council. In June 2019, the artist Jean-Paul Goude acquired the villa at auction for 2.2 million euros. In April 2021, faced with the impossibility of restoring the dilapidated building, Jean-Paul Goude announced his intention to destroy it and rebuild it identically. This record is in memory of the original building, that has now been destroyed.

Tracklist :
A1. Zilveli Villa (4:11)
B1. IZevil (3:50)
B2. Lettre à Madame Le Ministre (0:20)

Jac Berrocal – trumpet, voices, megaphone, lyrics
David Fenech – electric guitar, bass, bodhran, snare, edits
Vincent Epplay – synthesizer, rhythm box, percussions, phone recording, edits
Marc-Henri Lamande : Corps messager / corps langagier (in Lettre à Madame Le Ministre)

Artwork by Julien Pacaud
Graphism by ALEP
Mastered and cut by Noel Summerville
Limited edition of 493 copies, produced and published by AcoustiArc