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For those who are still struggling to get over Charlotte Gainsbourg’s disturbing performance in Lars Von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’, perhaps a little taste of her forthcoming third album IRM will help those images burned black onto your retina to fade. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed, half-million selling 2006 release 5:55, which saw her team up with Air, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon and producer Nigel Godrich, IRM was recorded and produced by Beck at his Los Angeles studio and looks set to push Charlotte’s music into several previously unexplored directions. The title track makes an excellent case for it with Charlotte’s very clinical, almost robotic vocal delivery conjuring up images of a tense hospital drama – IRM is MRI backwards, dontcha know – with lyrics that reel off medical terms over an urgent drum and synth rhythm that creates an interesting frisson when set against Charlotte’s almost nonchalant enunciations. Add in some ghostly male backing vocals and you have a highly effective set piece that should do much to generate buzz for the album’s release on January 25th through Because Music. MP3 after the jump.
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