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New Brigitte Fontaine & AreskiL'Incendie (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great work by the team of Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belcam – two of the most enigmatic talents you'll ever hear on record! The album's the only one they ever recorded that wasn't issued by the Saravah label – and it's a fantastic blend of otherworldly vocals with spare instrumentation that includes electric piano, flute, bandoneon, and percussion – wrapped together wonderfully with a haunting sound that's just amazing. Even if you don't understand French, the sound and style of the voices are more than enough to keep you captivated – and the album is some of the most indescribably beautiful music we can think of! Titles include "Le Borgais", "L'Abeille", "Les Petites Madones", "Le 6 Septembre", and "Ragilia". LP, Vinyl record album
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Brigitte FontaineKekeland ... CD
Virgin (France), 2001. Used ... $5.99
Mad work from this fantastic French talent! Brigitte Fontaine's best known for her legendary recordings in the 70s for the Saravah label – sides cut with Areski Belkacem and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, that are beyond description, and which still thrill us today! This new album's every bit as wonderful as her older work – and it mixes the spacious sound of older work with influences from some of Fontaine's guest collaborators on the record, who include Sonic Youth, Archie Shepp, Les Valentins, and Areski. Brigitte's lost none of her talent for a compelling song – and the work sparkles with a luminous insanity that's simply brilliant! Titles include "Guadalquivir", "Bis Baby Boum Boum", "Demie Clocharde", "Je Fume", "Je T'Aime Encore", "Profond", "NRV", "Les Filles D'Aujourd'hui", and "Rififi". CD

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Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – an openness to new music, new ideas, and new forms of expression – presented here in an open, honest way that only the Saravah label could muster! Fontaine's vocals are wonderful – soft-sung and spoken, with a style that's like that of a more artful and poetic Jane Birkin – and the backings from the Art Ensemble are some of their most sensitive ever – very balanced and conscious of sound, in ways that make us wish they'd recorded a lot more like this. There's never a dull moment on the record, and the set is honestly one of the reasons we first got into this business in the first place – the kind of life-changing record that's a real honor for us to stock. Frequent Fontaine partner Areski joins in on a few tracks, and titles include "Comme A La Radio", "L'Ete L'Ete", "Le Brouillard", "Tanka II", "Leo", and "Les Petits Chevaux". CD

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New Stereolab & Brigitte Fontaine/MonadeCalimero/Cache Cache (CD single) ... CD
Duophonic (UK), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
For those of you who've always loved the French pop side of Stereolab's electronic musings, this is a great single that has the band fronted by French pop legend Brigitte Fontaine (best know to DGA customers for her legendary recordings with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and Areski). The single features one track that has Fontaine singing with the group, and it's a haunting little ditty, with a great lilting feel that captures some of the slight funkiness that you'd find in classic French pop arrangements. The great Sean O'Hagan handled the brass arrangements for the track, with his usual genius pop flair! The flipside, "Cache Cache", features vocals and playing by Laetitia of the group – with assistance by Tim & Mary – and it's almost as great as the first track! CD
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New Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album by this enigmatic French singer – one of her first truly experimental albums! The record differs from some of her other albums quite a bit – and has a very strange mix of styles that go from straight ahead (only a track or two), to wildly experimental – very much in the best genre-breaking mode that was going on with the Saravah Records scene in the post-1968 years. Although longtime partner Areski did contribute to this album, the record also features work by Saravah labelmate Jacques Higelin, plus French jazz players like Georges Arvanitas and Philippe Mate – all of whom really help bring some fresh flavors to the record! Great stuff all 'round, and titles include "Brigitte", "Moi Aussi", "Eros", "Marcelle", "Premier Juillet", and "Le Dragon". LP, Vinyl record album