Des Visages des Figures [VINYL] Import
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Songs have social messages to people about racism, peace and environmentalism.
This album will be one of the classics of world music. My favourite songs are "Le grand incendie", "Bouquet de nerfs" and "Le Vent Nous Portera"
Certainly worths to buy!
Now, for the album itself I should say that it is not your usual rock record. You won't find many fast paced or electric guitar dominated tracks.
Nor is it like other Noir Desir records. I guess if you had to have an introduction to their music you'd be better off trying "666.667 Club" or "Tostaky", which are very good themselves. If it was between these two, pick the first.
But this is a record to have, not because it's representative of Noir Desir or because you will acquaint yourself with french rock (if such a thing actually exists), but because this record is a masterpiece in its own right.
In it you'll find gems. Some you will recognise instantly, such as "Le vent nous portera". Others you'll have to listen the album over a couple of times to spot. I won't ruin the pleasure of discovering yourself.
Now, I don't know much French. Presumably you don't know either. That probably diminishes the listening value, if only judging from the track "Lost", whose words are either in English or simple enough to understand with a little effort and knowledge of some basic french words (...such as femme). "I'm lost but I'm not stranded yet".
And to translate, "Le vent nous portera" means "The wind sweeps us along" or rather "We are being drifted by the wind".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Noir Desir has cradled my years at university and will always have a special place in my heart. This album is absolutely stunning in its poetry & rythm. Highly recommendedPublished on 24 Feb. 2008 by Nanou
I am French but have never been a huge fan of French music especially when it's about rock n roll! However Noir Desir is The exception and Des Visages Des Figures is a masterpiece. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2005 by Niko
My French teacher brought me this CD when he went to France in the summer. Being quite sceptical about foreign music, I didn't quite know what to expect, but I'm glad that I have... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2004 by Kevin East