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ARTIST
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Chaleur Humaine
FORMAT
LP+CD

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BEC 5161842 BEC 5161842
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RELEASE DATE
7/8/2014

Christine And The Queens presents her first album for Because Music. She warmed up gigs, alone onstage with her computer, before opening a concert for The Do and recently, Stromae. It was her graceful performance at the Victoires de La Musique that got her nominated in the live newcomer category for Les Inrocks, so she went to London and locked herself in the studio with producer Ash Workman (Metronomy), and two multi-instrumentalist brothers (Michael Lovett and Gabriel Stebbing). Christine knew exactly what she wanted; some powerful minimalism; an economy of instruments and tracks; infectious grooves; the organic obviousness of vocals; the quest for contemporary colors and inspired, strong strings. The result is Chaleur Humaine, a portrait of Christine and her queer sisters. This means: far from corsets and boxes. It's a tribute to the unpredictable, to random encounters, to the invention of oneself and the body. An album almost totally in French but with a few subtle curves towards English and also a very surprising cover: "Les paradis perdus" by Christophe. Some influences on her live show include Pina Bausch, Bob Fosse, Chaz Buzan, and Maguy Marin, and her music is a pop freak-show where theatre, dance and video blend and reflect the personality of this heroine who just came to life. Includes a large-format 6-page booklet.