Some of the greatest work we've heard from Brigitte Fontaine
in many years – an album that has her working heavily with older collaborator Areski
, as well as the legendary Jean-Claude Vannier! Many of the tunes have a bit of strings, used sparely and subtly to shade in the sound – but backings also often include those weird sounds and textures that showed up often in Brigitte
's best 70s work for Saravah – those almost-undistinguishable qualities that sneak in underneath the breathy vocals, and make her music so wonderful! The record's a tremendous return to form, and a shaking off of the too-postmodern qualities that got in the way of Fontaine
's genius of late – with tracks that include "La Metro", "Elvire", "La Nacre Et Le Porphyre", "La Viande", "Ex Paradis", "Les Babas", "Mister Mystere", and "Noces".
(Out of print.)