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  • Audio CD (27 Jan. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Scape
  • ASIN: B00007J4UX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,845 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Of contemporary musicians, only Thomas Brinkmann and Vladislav Delay straddle the worlds of dance and art quite as comfortably as Jan Jelinek. Hence La Nouvelle Pauvretécomes loaded with layers of intellectual significance: the title is derived from a Belgian anti-fashion movement, and is intended in this case to be a critique of the dance scene's current poverty of ideas.

Jelinek's preoccupation with theory has been sighted before, of course. Last year's superb Textstar compilation, released under his Farben alias, sought to import the signifiers and resonance of classic soul to micro-house. But his great gift is to never let the concepts overwhelm the music. La Nouvelle Pauvreté features nine tracks of grainy, fanatically-detailed techno, punctuated by air-dried samples of pianos and mournful string sections. Jelinek is obviously aligned with the burgeoning "clicks+cuts" movement, though he's much more graceful and humane than most practitioners of that clever, if soulless, music. This time, he's toying with rather rockist notions of presentation, singing a little and pretending – very half-heartedly--he has a band, The Exposures. Beguiling games, for sure, and ones you can easily opt out of without ruining the pleasures of this engrossing album. --John Mulvey

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By trustthewordsofstevie on 3 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This was the first release I had heard by Jan Jelinek and it was a very pleasant introduction. This record is slightly different from his previous "Looping Finding-Jazz Records" in that it is less ambient in parts and more "dancefloor" (the tracks "Music To Interrogate By" and "It's And's and But's") and it has an altogether different vibe, while still staying true to the sound of the first record. There is also the addition of vocals on a few tracks too (hence the "..avec The Exposures")something that wasn't present on 'Jazz Records.

This is nice headphone music which also has a few great moments that should be played loud (the tracks mentioned above). Another stand out track for me would be the fantastic "Facelift", one of the vocal tracks.

If you enjoy this record and Jan Jelinek's music I strongly recommend his more dancefloor oriented material as "Farben" on the Klang imprint.

If you already know of Jan Jelinek and his impeccable style and technique you know you can't go far wrong, and if you don't... BUY THIS!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J115 on 6 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was surprised to hear vocals on the record and some of the tunes are slightly melodic in places which is a disappointment on reflection of his other more minimalist music, which is what I was after. Where the vocals are absent the tracks are alright hence the 3* rating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Elevators of the Future 31 Oct. 2003
By M. Starr - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Jan Jelinek's new album, Le Nouvelle Pauvreté, is not unlike partaking in the orgy scene from the movie "Eyes Wide Shut." The opening track insinuates the sound of an all-glass elevator whisking you up 250 floors to a secret, and elitist, new nightclub strictly for your aural pleasure. Once the doors open, you begin slowly walking around a room full of people who have no idea who you are, yet everyone in the room is completely intrigued by what is taking place around them. There's sort of a silent grace that begins to tug at your coat tail, and this is a night your soon not to forget. The DJ, who just happens to be Jan Jelinek, is playing Le Nouvelle Pauvreté, his new album. It's less spacious and glitch-y than its older brother, Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, but who are you to care?
The overall vibe of La Nouvelle Pauvreté sounds more like Jelinek's Farben experiments, which focuses more on the idea of getting his listeners on the dance floor than on a train with a pair of headphones. However, the high level of perfection has not been eliminated from Jan's formula. The main thing, though, that sets this album apart from Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records is the lack of involvement with record static and spaciousness. The beats are more at the forefront of the process, and there are even lyrics present by yet another of Jelinek's apparent aliases, Avec the Exposures.
While glitch music is becoming incessantly harder to individualize, Jelinek proves that he is still a very forward-thinking composer who always opts for the side door out. La Nouvelle Pauvreté is no exception to this rule. Fans of his work will be pleasantly surprised by this new outing by Germany's premier glitch artist.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Clickhouse moves from theory to comfortable practice 19 Mar. 2003
By Phil - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Electronic music in 2003 isn't quite the realm of wide-eyed discovery that once seemed part of its very nature. After the dawn of the techno era in the late eighties, its evolution seemed less a matter of paradigm shifts than a constantly unfolding internal imperative. Despite this tendency in electronic music toward constant, critically ungraspable change over sudden stylistic leaps, some notable artists did send it spinning off into hitherto unforeseen directions. Autechre comes immediately to mind, with that group's prismatically skeletal aesthetic informing much of "IDM" to this very day. Another unambiguously groundbreaking artist was Oval, whose cd-skip samples and use of digital errors signalled the dawn of the Glitch. Several years after Oval's emergence, the glitch, the click, the cut, the pop, and the skip are a constant presence in the landscape of contemporary music.
Understandably, many have grown weary of the way these sounds and techniques have com to dominate electronic music over the last three years or so. By my reckoning, however, this aesthetic has simply been absorbed into the stylistic toolchest; at hand for today's electronic musician along with synthesis, sampling, dub techniques, dancefloor mechanics, etc.
The artist possibly most at ease with clicks/glitches as intuitive tools is Jan Jelinek. Recording as Farben, Gramm, and under his own name, Jelinek has a knack for making minimal electronic music with both an unmistakable personal signature and a sense of moody warmth. On 2001's acclaimed "Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records", rolling washes of muffled clicks rhythmically washed over atmospheric, jazzy melodies, while dub bass rumbles and unobtrusive house beats held down the bottom end. "Nouvelle Pauvrete" combines this approach with the more overtly funky skippety rhythms of his Farben works to create an assured set of hazy late-night grooves with just a touch of lounge quirk. "Facelift", with it's multi-pitch, slurred narration has a mysterious, shadowy vibe. It's quietness almost obscures the incredibly funky bounce of it's fluid rhythms, while detuned horn samples wheeze through the murk. "If's, And's, and But's" is another standout, where Jelinek indulges his love of sweeping disco strings (previously most evident on some Farben tracks) to a degree he's never before dared, while demonstrating his improved ability to smoothly work his samples into his tight rhythmic matrices. The rest of the cd deals in greater and lesser degrees with sampled loops and more microscopic abstraction, but all within an understated, tastefully minimal context
With glitchmania beginning to subside, electronic music has entered a period where quality and feel will win out over mere novelty. Jan Jelinek, at home in the altered sonic landscape of the post-glitch era, continues to quietly prove himself a major creative force.
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Track List 16 Dec. 2007
By Beady White - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Track List
1. Introducing
2. Music to Interrogate By
3. Facelift
4. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
5. My Favourite Shop
6. Trust The Words of Stevie
7. If's, And's and But's
8. Davos s (Trio 'Round Midnight)
9. A Waste Land
Jan Jelinek - La Nouvelle Pauvreté 4 Mar. 2011
By scoundrel - Published on
Format: Audio CD
No one does warm glitch-house like Jan Jelinek, and LA NOUVELLE PAUVRETE is no exception. "Music to Interrogate By" is surprisingly jazzy, given its ominous title, but a bit of the darkness does creep through. "Facelift" and "A Waste Land" are all mystery, and "There are Other Words (They Have Not Told You Of)" winds around Jelinek's own languorous vocals. But for those craving more traditional Jelinek, "My Favourite Shop" merges a sunny 60s pop sensibility with the affectionate clicks we know and love, while "If's And's and But's" has more of a 70s funk vibe. Another outstanding entry from Mr. Jelinek.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Junkmedia Review- A bit of a disappointment 19 Feb. 2003
By junkmedia - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The ~scape label is one of Germany's prize performers in the world of contemporary dub. Releases like Kit Clayton's Nek Salanet, Burnt Friedman & the Nu Dub Players' Just Landed, the unpronounceable Staedtizism compilation series and all of label-founder Pole's records have explored new applications for the classic ingredients developed and dilated in Jamaica.
You've caught Jelinek in the act before: he records as Farben on Klang Electronic to much acclaim, has an album on Source Records under the name Gramm, and released the album Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records in 2001 on ~scape. Unlike Farben's minimal house groove, Loop-Finding channeled the tempting waters of swing rhythms and raspy old 45s while retaining the sub-bass of classic dub.
I had high hopes for Jelinek's new offering, whose title reads as "new poverty" in English translation (or perhaps less literally, "the new poor," an inversion of "nouveaux riches"). A French vibe of poverty, baguettes, seedy nightlife, and desperate actions. Then I put on the CD. Poof.
Gone were my Francophile leanings, replaced by a promising first couple of songs -- "Music to Interrogate By" could sit comfortably next to Jelinek's Farben output. Things seem to be fine. And then we get into the meat of the album, which is chiefly concerned with lounge melodies and finger-snapping coolness, occasionally emphatic enough for a dancefloor ("My Favourite Shop" and "If's, And's, and But's" [sic]), but usually in the contemplative/chill-out vein ("There Are Other Worlds [They Have Not Told You Of]" and "Trust the Words of Stevie"). On these latter two tracks, a mysterious, somewhat unintelligible voice accompanies the narcotic-tinged music. This must be the contribution of the "Exposures."
Reminiscent of a previous ~scape release by Burnt Friedman, Jelinek has enlisted the help of a mysterious supporting cast to help him maneuver this terrain. The press release states "...The Exposures act as his fictitious backing band, Jan Jelinek's Alter Ego and extended self, bolstered by the new, carefully introduced rock references." Ok, sure, but -- rock references? The album's melodic and rhythmic structures are far more indebted to mid-20th century American jazz and swing than anything else, much less rock. Perhaps this is a translation issue, or simply the label reps trying to weave meaning out of thin air. In any event, rock fans take note: it's unlikely you'll find anything to gnaw on here.
What you will find is Jelinek's characteristic knack for savvy production techniques and sounds, thrown into a stale "sipping martinis in the afternoon shade" vibe. We're not in the same territory as Loop-Finding, which is good and bad. While Loop-Finding was a thick and dusty testament to groove, "La Nouvelle Pauvreté" is much more concerned with a Jimi Tenor-esque coolness -- think Las Vegas smoke-filled halls at 4:45 AM. I hate it when sounds are subjugated to inessential attitude, especially when that attitude isn't inviting in the least. Ultimately, the majority of this album fails to keep my attention and is an unfortunate misstep from a nonetheless competent and interesting producer.
Ben Gill
February 10, 2003
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