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Brigitte Fontaine et AreskiJe Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme – Fontaine 4 ... LP
Saravah/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Beautiful duets between Brigitte Fontaine and Areski – and an album that's filled with loads of short little tracks that stand with some of their greatest work ever! Instrumentation is spare, but incredibly haunting – a bit jazzy at times, slightly experimental at others – but always quiet enough to allow the slightly-whispered vocals of the pair dominate the record. There's a strong sense of poetry here – but without any of the stiffness or pretension that might imply – and the record's a wonderful illustration of the genre-crossing genius of the Saravah label at its best! Tracks include "Le Silence", "Depuis", "J'Ai 26 Ans, Madame", "C'est Normal", and "Dis-Moi". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Brigitte FontaineBrigitte Fontaine (1972) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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

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Brigitte FontaineProhibition ... CD
Universal (France), 2009. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
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✨✧ Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... CD
Saravah/Superior Viaduct (France), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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