Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck are a High-Brow Cultural Force


What happens when you take the offspring of famous cultural icons and have them produce an album together? IRM. That's MRI backwards. Coincidentally, that's exactly what came out of Beck, grandson of artist Al Hansen and son of Bibbe Hansen, a regular fixture at Warhol's Factory, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, whose parents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, may have been the coolest people to ever roam Earth. No surprise then that IRM, which despite being billed as Charlotte's second record, is really a collaboration on all fronts, a cultural assault of cool synths, minimalist rhythms and all sorts of post-modern swirls and glitches. Not to mention, Charlotte's monotone chic, "looking through a glass onion." While Charlotte has made the title track available for download, the album's first single, "Heaven Can Wait," co-written, produced, and mixed by Beck, as was the rest of the album, is set to hit your RSS reader and maybe even physical stores October 12th. Head over to Charlotte's web site for a your first taste of the collaboration.

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck are a High-Brow Cultural Force