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Les Palaces
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CD

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VIR 8451062 VIR 8451062
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Following her spectacular recording career for the Saravah label, ending with the unfindable Les églantines Sont Peut-être Formidables in 1977, Brigitte Fontaine appeared to leave the music business for a decade or so, to return w/ a string of albums on French Virgin in the '90s (including Genre Humain in 1995, Les Palaces in 1997, Le Nougat & Morceaux de Choix in 1999). For Les Palaces her long time partner Areski Belkacem produced, wrote all the music and provides percussion. A group of studio musicians (including Gong's Didier Malherbe) provide a modern digital pop context that is quite advanced compared to her classic work, but not impossible to deal with if you're willing to accept it. There's subtly d'n'b-influenced programming that isn't a million miles away from the sort of vibe created on Stereolab's Dots And Loops as well, and this is a nice contemporary addition to the Fontaine shelf.