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This review is from: Irm (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)
Sacre bleu! The brain haemorrhage debacle around which this concept-ish effort is based not only makes IRM a remarkable achievement in itself, but also provides a complimentary sub-plot to the songs, without ever becoming intrusive. Musically, writer/producer/arranger extraordinaire Beck leaves his indelible mark - notably dry beats and squirming sound effects - across songs such as `IRM', whilst Gainsbourg does her Francoise Hardy bit on couple tracks (`Le Chat du Cafes des Artistes'), and the slightly unlikely collaborators even manage to enliven honky blues run throughs such as `Dandelion'. Bon.
Choice Cuts: `Master's Hands', `Le Chat Du Cafe Des Artistes', `Time of the Assassins'