Suzanne Ciani’s 1969 LP Flowers of Evil is set for a vinyl release

Flowers of Evil is a previously unheard work by synth maestro Suzanne Ciani, will finally be released this July. One of here early works, it’s based the prose of French poet, Charles Baudelaire.

Unheard of until now, Flowers of Evil is an experimental early work of synth luminary, Suzanne Ciani. It’s inspired by the work of French poet Charles Baudelaire.

Looking to the past for inspiration mark a departure for Ciani, who shared a typically futurist vision with Don Buchla, who designed the synth on this record.

But the work of Baudelaire was a rich source of inspiration for Ciani’s contemporaries, like Karlheinz Stockhausen and Serge Gainsbourg among others.

Ciani even attempted to recite some of the poetry for the recording, but eventually asked a native French speaker to perform instead.

Flowers of Evil will be available via Finders Keepers in July.