Brigitte Barbu (Pépé Bradock)
Muzak Pour Ascenceurs En Panne
Circus Company
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1BARBU, Brigitte – Dae-Boj DeMoya
2BARBU, Brigitte – Trou Vert 1
3BARBU, Brigitte – Beau Zoo
4BARBU, Brigitte – Trou Vert 2
5BARBU, Brigitte – Sainte Amante
6BARBU, Brigitte – Trou Vert 3
7BARBU, Brigitte – Couvre Chef En Peau De Taupe
8BARBU, Brigitte – Trou Vert 4
9BARBU, Brigitte – Ray Z
10BARBU, Brigitte – Trou Vert 5
11BARBU, Brigitte – Mistori Short

Pépé Bradock made his name crafting immaculate deep house, but for more than a decade he has delighted in flouting expectations. Guitar in hand, he does just that on this album under a new alias.

Uniting cosmic tones and lovely notes, unique sound collages and electronic noises, Muzak pour ascenseurs en panne ("Muzak for Broken Lifts"), Brigitte Barbu’s first album, explores a dreamy universe, at the crossroads of electronica and the 70s’ post-tune-in/drop-out, echoing shadows of the peculiar doppelgänger; Pépé Bradock. Ça Plane pour Brigitte Barbu… Resonant guitar notes, odd sounds, electronic hallucinations, and unexpected warm synth layers all gather together in Brigitte Barbu’s first enigmatic album. Recorded and mixed during a reclusive one-week residency in a very special studio, under the benevolent cubic radiation of “Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant,” using a computer, synthesizers, and various string instruments, giving birth to this resolutely unique album. The guitars were sharply disciplined, propelling strings into strange and hypnotic limbos, somewhere between a weightless journey through time and a fresh science lab experiment. A perky cosmic album running away from rules and gravity. “I wanted to compose an ethereal abstract Hip-Hop LP” says Brigitte, “with guitar as a brainwashed instrument, mirroring machines and computers, even if surely far from being unplugged". So much for that… With a real introspective dimension, the record stands out for its pure whimsical mood. The artist had strict rules for composing: “Each track is based on the association between a title chosen for its consonances, an open tuning, a random tempo and frequencies chosen for their supposed effects, real or imagined, on the mind, body & soul.