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Francoiz Breut

Francoiz Breut Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bella Union
  • ASIN: B0000252V7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,949 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A dark album full of mysterious atmosphere, wounded feelings, and escaped sleepiness. -- Le Figaro

An icy femininity glides over this album. -- I'Indic

Francoiz Breut doesn't really sing with a deep, reasuring and impassive voice. -- Le Monde

The French muse with an air of Juliette Binoche. -- Biba

The Top Prozac album. -- Idol

The first album is loaded with emotion, Melancholic & simple - this music is so intimate. -- Magic

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
An album of moody, atmospheric music, that I find I keep going back to listen to -- haunting songs delivered with amazing maturity. It must become a classic, as more people discover Francoiz Breut.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 24 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this cd almost four years ago in France and it is a classic. If you like Portishead and similar dark, moody groups this one is for you. Don't worry if you don't speak french (a couple of the tracks are in english) the music is the most captivating element. If you buy one album this year on the off chance get this one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten stars, really! 8 Sep 2002
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
WOW. One of the most striking, alluring, atmospheric, jazzy, sexy French albums you're likely to hear. When this came out in 1996, I was DJ-ing on a local noncommercial station & whenever I would play it, a dozen people would call to ask "wow! what is this!?" If you are looking for a truly enchanting, truly different-sounding record to groove out on, give this a try. This features smoky, Marianne Faithfull-style vocals swathed in a cloak of dreamy, somewhat foreboding arrangements not unlike Marc Ribot-era Tom Waits, or (dare I say it?) the Cowboy Junkies... Highly recommnended! (PS - you might also check out her boyfriend and musical partner, Dominique A, who also has several good albums out, and who co-produced this album... two of the best, most original French rock artists of the 1990s...)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Francoiz Breut's Seductive and Stylish French Pop 7 Feb 2005
By Gavin B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Francoiz Breut's music in firmly rooted the stylish French pop tradition of Jane Birkin and Francois Hardy. The dense atomospheric musical arrangements chart the same musical terrain of classic sixties producers like Serge Gainsbourg, Lee Hazelwood, and even Brian Wilson. In contrast to the voluptuous arrangements is Francoiz's airy vocal presence. Her voice is so light it floats above the music weaving a spell of hypnotic seduction.

Cherbourg native Francoiz Breut has the mysterious aura of the beautiful Gallic muse in the tradition of Jeanne Moreau.
Her elusive persona is as much what she is not; as what she is...Or as Nico so aptly put it,"I am your mirror"; a paradoxical reflection of both desire and detachment. Her vocals are at once; deeply wounded, icy, intimately playful and breathlessly passionate. This CD, Francoiz Breut's 2000 self titled debut, along with her 2001 cult favorite "Vingt a Trente: Mille Jours" are both recommended as overlooked masterpieces by a singer who personfies style and orginality, in a world of by-the-numbers, artless pop music. Those who appreciate the brooding chanteuse persona of singers Nico, Marianne Faithfull or Portishead's Beth Gibbons will find Francoiz Breut's music to be a revelation.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars breathtaking 10 Jan 2000
By Eric Benoit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
when i first heard this lp, i thought, where has this been all my life? this album has moved me more than countless others in years. the last time i was this affected was in 93 with seefeel. this album is simply astounding; delicate, breathy, melancholic, aching, the descriptives could go on. the closest similarities in music are, mazzy star and nico, with a bit of francoise hardy. highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exquisite, hypnotic, j'adore... 23 May 2002
By Kristin Kramer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was flipping through 'Net radio stations, and I am so thankful I got this right in between the eyes and I was mesmerized. I strained to hear the name, and for once, the name of something I was interested in was mentioned, and s-p-e-l-l-e-d. There has been some exposure in Australia, France, but not London, the 'Net Radio DJ continued, every time in the last few years he has played something by this artist, the phones at the station light up demanding to know the artist, so he's decided to clearly say her name and spell it every time. I'm very happy he did.
I'm into music that is not like this at all, but this is so incredibly beautiful and different, the reviewer who mentioned the cafe setting is right, the sultry voice is matched perfectly with the haunting music, and I sure wish I could describe it better, but I can't so just buy it... unless ALL you listen to is country, or heavy heavy metal, you will fall in love with it like I did.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical poppy french music 9 Aug 2001
By Karen Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Imagine you're just really down on your luck and you find yourself sitting in a Parisian bar drinking, and it's just you and the bartender-- this would be the music that added that special little dramatic touch. Part singing, part talking, Francoiz Breut's sultry voice is perfectly matched with the slow music played only by a guitar, a bass and drums. Her songs are pretty simple, but that's what makes them so beautiful. If you like Cat Power and Cowboy Junkies, you should give this one a try.
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