BRIGITTE FONTAINE

Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle

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Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of the French Avant-Garde artist's 1968 album. Rich in the drama she brought to theater, Fontaine synthesized chanson (French pop song) and world music, which eventually won her international acclaim as a performer and collaborator with a variety of artists from around the world (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sonic Youth and Stereolab, to name just a few). ON EST... FOLLE, Fontaine takes flight over conductor Jean Claude Vanniers brilliant arrangements. Fontaine is adventurous and multi-dimensional with sophisticated lyrics, poignant melodies and enthralling delivery. Such artful handling of meter and rhyme (or lack thereof) is rare in pop song. Far from the eras ye-ye phenomenon, but never fully removed from it's traditions, EST... FOLLE is an essential link in French pop music, exuberantly pushing the genre into more conceptual and experimental sounds.

Tracklisting

  1. Il Pleut
  2.  Le Beau Cancer
  3.  Il Se Passe Des Choses
  4.  Une Fois Mais Pas Deux
  5.  L Homme Objet
  6.  Éternelle
  7.  Blanche Neige
  8.  Comme Rimbaud
  9.  Dommage Que Tu Sois Mort
  10. Je Suis Inadaptée
  11. Cet Enfant Que Je T Avais Fait