We had read a description the album ‘Brigitte Fontaine’ as “Edith Piaf meets Bjork and Moondog in a French cafe.” We agree. Our friends and customers know we love French our Ye-ye, Francois Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, France Gall and April March. We love us some Serge Gainsbourg, who not only sang Ye-ye, but composed many of the hits for the female singers.
But, we have to keep evolving, just as the chanson had to. One of those singers, who created a musical revolution of her own, is Brigitte Fontaine, whose self-entitled album was just reissued by Superior Viaduct, may not be the most easy group of songs to listen to, but, well worth a trip into Fontaine’s avante musings. Upon our first listen, we were frightened by her fierce primal screams on the track, “Moi Aussi.” Upon our second listen, we understood.
Stream “Brigitte,” the first track on the album below. We want you to be lulled into a sense of peace and calm that the track provides, in order to ease you into the visceral awakening, of what comes next, “Moi Aussi.”