Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM on Limited Edition Import 2LP + CD
The daughter of French icon Serge Gainsbourg and singer/actress Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg has achieved international stardom on her own terms as a multi-talented artist equal to either of her famous parents. Gainsbourg made her recording debut on her father’s infamous 1984 single, “Lemon Incest.” Her debut album, Charlotte For Ever, produced and largely written by her father, followed in 1986, when she was just 15.
It would be 20 years until the release of Gainsbourg’s second album, 5:55. The acclaimed 2006 collection, inspired by her relationship with her famous father and his death, rose to the top position on the French charts and features English-language songs produced by Nigel Godrich and penned in collaboration with musician/songwriters like Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon, and Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin.
In 2007, Gainsbourg was struck down by a cerebral hemorrhage received during a water-skiing accident. The injury inspired the title of her 2010 Because Music/Elektra debut, IRM, which is the French translation of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Written and produced by Beck, the album - sometimes luminous and elegant, sometimes dark and disturbing - earned Gainsbourg the ravest reviews of her career from both critics and fans alike.
"I've been deeply influenced by Gainsbourg and the whole era of French music that he came from ever since I was a child. But when I came to Charlotte, I found myself trying to avoid referencing that too much. We didn't want to do anything that sounded too retro." - Beck
Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM Track Listing:
1. Master's Hands
3. Le Chat du Café des Artistes
4. In The End
5. Heaven Can Wait
6. Me And Jane Doe
2. Time Of The Assassins
3. Trick Pony
4. Greenwich Mean Time
7. La Collectionneuse