Contemporary genius from the enigmatic Brigitte Fontaine
– an artist we first learned to love for her groundbreaking albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and one who still sounds completely unique all these many years later! The work here is mostly co-composed with Fontaine
's old recording partner, Areski
Belkacem – and instrumentation is a bit fuller than the old days, and heavier on fuzzier guitars too – almost echoing the sounds of some of the younger generation who've discovered Brigitte
's music over the past decade or so, and helped bring her talents to a new generation of listeners. The sounds are still pretty offbeat, though – just less in the "whispered poetic" style of the Saravah years – and the album features a few famous guests, like Grace Jones and Katerine, each of whom duet with Fontaine
on a track apiece. Production is by Ivor Guest – and titles include "Harem", "Pas Ce Soir", "Soufi", "Dura Lex", "La Fiancee De Frankenstein", "Prohibition", "Just You & Me", and "Il S'En Passe".
(Out of print.)