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Got a watermarked listening copy of IRM, Charlotte Gainsbourg's (and Beck's, for mr Hansen produced) new album. It's out in December (though this blog says end of November). Here are my first impressions.

Master's Hand Starts off a little oriental, then changes into a Tom Waits-ish (steel percussion, repetitive acoustic guitar, distorted bassdrum) song. Charlotte's voice is barely more than a whisper, melody is like a nursery rhyme. Lyric: 'Breathe out, come to life, give me a reason to feel.' Strings come in, Charlotte wails.

Promising intro. IRM You know this, you can download it for free on Char's site . It rattles, hums and clinks like a MRI-scanner (IRM=MRI in French).

Big fat drums, Beck wails with Charlotte. Scary ....
5:53 a.m. Friday 30th October 2009 EST
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