Sunday, January 21, 2007

Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of Chicago:Comme à la Radio,LP ,1969

Wonderful stuff, and a brilliant relic of the French music scene of the late 60's. The breathy Brigitte Fontaine performs a number of off-kilter songs with weird spoken bits and cool changes of tempo, while the Art Ensemble of Chicago perform amazing musical accompaniment that ranges from odd bleeps and honks, to straighter jazz backing. Never a dull moment, and an undescribable recording. Imagine Nico meets Jose Mauro meets Serge Gainsbourg meets the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and you'll only begin to imagine it. The great Areski joins in on a few tracks, and the whole thing's amazing!

14 comments:

SENDERON said...

Merci

Anonymous said...

Excellent post, but what happened to track 10?

radboud mens said...

thank you for this! i got into the art ensemble lately and found 4 of their records secondhand, all brilliant!
this is different because of the singer but still mesmerizingly beautiful. thank you for this whole website! there is a lot of stuff you post that i have on vinyl but there is more i even never seen or heard of before. great work you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog, it's great ! I have a problem I couldn't download this kind of file (got a Mac, never had a problem before). The file comes empty...why???
Thank you again

vdoandsound said...

anonymous-no idea why you're having any issues. I'm on a mac as well and just downloaded this to check and it worked fine. I'm guessing that you don't have either a rar expander or stuffit expander installed. Download one or the other. They're freeware.

Laser Hair Removal In Chicago said...

Thanks for the link.
This is brilliant this album is brilliant! And it just gets better the more you listen to it with the first 3 tracks being highlights.
I never would have heard about this amazing album if I hadn't found it on here!

Thank you,
Erica

Fernando Caicedo Albarello said...

Muchas gracias!!!

=)

Anonymous said...

excellent album.is this with the goujon or gourgon sth included as bonus tracks?can you please upload it again?thanks anyway

Wally said...

Excellent. I never would have guessed it was the AAC. Sounds more like third ear band.
Thanks so much.
Wally

zushiomaru said...

em, this was before the hidden links,i guess, could u reup & maybe abreviate the bandname as in: bf&aeochic? or something..
guess fontaine her estate checks rapidshare & google as well..!

thx in advance,
radboud mens,is that really the infamous Dutch noise-maker here!?

zush

Novemberer said...

Any chance of a re-up, this sounds like an amazing record & I'd love to hear it? Thanks... x

machinemusic.org » pingback said...

[...] the Art Ensemble of Chicago participated in a number of recording sessions (including the one that became the backbone of Brigitte Fontaine’s Comme à la radio). [...]

Anonymous said...

re-up?

Anonymous said...

http://download684.mediafire.com/zffen61u1mug/3djzotmlw1n/Art+Ensemble+Of+Chicago+ft.+Brigitte+Fontaine+-+Comme+%C3%A0+la+Radio.zip