A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg
– in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/
composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop noir vibe that would made Serge
proud, a mix of sweet and sultry, lightness and drama. Others
have more of a raw and messed up vibe with heavier percussion and more of a leftfield sound, and still others
have kind of a freaky folk funk sound with horns, drums and more. She covers a lot of stylistic terrain with equally successful wins all around. It's the mark of a true talent that Charlotte can invite such hugely impacting collaborators onto her albums – Beck and his stable of amazing studio musicians on this album, and previous collaborators from Jarvis Cocker to Air – yet it's her show all the way. Titles include "Master's Hands", "IRM", "Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes", "In The End", "Heaven Can Wait", "Vanities", "Time Of The Assassins", "Trick Pony", "Greenwich Mean Time", "La Collectionneuse" and more.