des Visages des Figures

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des Visages des Figures
Noir Désir - Des visages des figures.jpg
Studio album by Noir Désir
Released September 11, 2001
Genre Rock
Length 68:52
Label Barclay Records
Producer Nick Sansano, Noir Désir, Jean Lamoot, and Akosh Szelevényi
Noir Désir chronology
666667 Club
(1996)
des Visages des Figures
(2001)
Noir Désir en public
(2005)

des Visages des Figures is an album by French rock band Noir Désir. It was released in France and other European countries on 11 September 2001. Manu Chao plays the guitar in "Le vent nous portera", among numerous musicians participating in the album. All music was composed by Noir Désir, where not otherwise specified. Lyrics are by Bertrand Cantat, where not otherwise specified.

The group received five Victoires de la Musique award nominations for the album, winning both Best Rock Album of the Year for 2001 and Music Video of the Year for "Le vent nous portera." The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 60th greatest French rock album (out of 100).[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Noir Désir

  1. "L'enfant roi" – 6:03
  2. "Le grand incendie" – 4:36
  3. "Le vent nous portera" – 4:48
  4. "Des armes" – 2:48 - Lyrics: poem by Léo Ferré
  5. "L'appartement" – 4:11
  6. "Des visages des figures" – 5:14
  7. "Son style 1" – 2:06
  8. "Son style 2" – 2:31
  9. "À l'envers à l'endroit" – 4:07
  10. "Lost" – 3:23
  11. "Bouquet de nerfs" – 5:13
  12. "L'Europe" – 23:44 - Lyrics by Cantat, Brigitte Fontaine - Music by Noir Désir and Akosh Szelevényi

produced by Nick Sansano, Noir Désir, Jean Lamoot, and Akosh Szelevényi.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jerome Albertini – photography
  • Denis Barthe – percussion, drums, tambourine, xylophone, sampling, vibraphone, electronic percussion, crotale, backing vocals
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bertrand Cantat – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, guitar, harmonica, percussion, piano, trumpet, voices, didjeridoo, chant
  • Manu Chao – guitar
  • Bob "Stiv" Coke – tambourine, voices, gardon
  • Romain Humeau – arranger
  • Jean Lamoot – production
  • Michelle Lewis – backing vocals
  • Noir Désir – production
  • Jean Paul Roy – synthesizer, bass, synthesizer bass, backing vocals
  • Nick Sansano – clavier, realization
  • Lajos Somlosi – photography
  • Akosh Szelevenyi – bass, clarinet, sax (soprano), sax (tenor), kalimba, kaval, realization, sifflet
  • Serge Teyssot-Gay – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, guitar, sampling, backing vocals

References[edit]

  • Accompanying booklet / liner notes for the album
  1. ^ Magazine Rolling Stone, n°18 of February 2010, ISSN 1764-107L