Brigitte Fontaine ‎– Genre Humain

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La Femme À Barbe 7:32
Genre Humain 4:20
Le Magnum 3:18
Conne 3:39
Belle Abandonnée 3:30
Dans La Cuisine 3:38
Comme À La Radio 5:50
Interieur Nuit 3:07
Hammam En Plein Air 2:31
Le Train Deux-Mille-Cent-Dix 2:18
Il Se Mèle À Tout Ça 3:05
J'Adore Pas 2:47

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
724384050023, 8405002 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 724384050023, 8405002 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
VJCP-25205 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain = ふたたび、ラジオのように(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin VJCP-25205 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
VJCP-25205 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25205 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SA 3520 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin SA 3520 France 1995 Sell This Version
724384050047 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(Cass, Album) Virgin 724384050047 France 1995 Sell This Version
724384050023 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(CD, Album) Virgin 724384050023 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
724384050023, 8405002 Brigitte Fontaine Genre Humain(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 724384050023, 8405002 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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DarkRobertHunter

DarkRobertHunter

December 4, 2010
referencing Genre Humain, CD, Album, 724384050023, 8405002

Already the first track hits me in the stomach: lovely oriental scales to modern electronic music, sung in French by a flamboyant lady. It is powerful and imaginative. Furthermore, Brigitte Fontaine has no wimpy voice but a voice of gunpowder. Unfortunately there are tracks less attractive. Sometimes it becomes far too monotonous to me. I would like to question whether this music really is avant-garde. Alright, there are some mixes going on, between different genres. But, to me, avant-garde requires experiments on a higher level. Honestly, the major part of this album is modern dance music or modernized chansons with a touch of world music adapted for electronica and dub.

In the long run I will remember her voice and the essence of French chansons. Whether you're sitting still or throwing yourself around on a dance floor, it’s the expression that fascinates. Tracks worth remembering are “La Femme À Barbe”, “Belle Abandonnée”, “Interieur Nuit”, “Le Train Deux-Mille-Cent-Dix” and “Il Se Mèle A Tout Ça”.