Alain Bashung experienced fame and all its excesses, all of which give a blend of extreme assurance and doubts, without which L'Imprudence would never have been possible. It is a rare example of a pop-rock star going into an experimental process (which is also hinted at in the title of the record), and providing a fantastic piece of art, in which the laboratory is not hidden, but exposed for what it is: a fragile tension between structure and dissolution, thanks to the collaborative blind performance.
[ written by Dave, 12.11.14 17:47 ]
Educational, Emmanuel! I've had a listen through, and it's a great album (just wish I could understand the lyrics) - but even without comprehension, it *sounds* excellent. Huzzah!