Friday, February 12, 2010

TVD's Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways - Week 1 | Charlotte Gainsbourg 'IRM'

One of the happy coincidences to being The Official Blog for Record Store Day 2010 is that we're afforded the opportunity to underscore one of our main themes—namely that vinyl is a contemporary medium, one that's never really gone away, and is perhaps thriving and more vital than it has been in some time (DJ's, purists, and collectors notwithstanding.)

So, to that end, we're spending the next ten weeks straight putting records into the hands of TVD readers as we count down to April 19, 2010—Record Store Day.

The rules can't be any simpler: each Monday for the next ten weeks we'll be launching a new RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway and all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment in the comments section to that week's giveaway letting us know why you deserve to win that week's LP.

Be creative, funny, incisive—whatever it takes to grab our attention to deem you the winner. Most important however is to leave us a contact email address! You can be brilliant as hell, but if we can't track ya' down, you're out of the running. Winners will be notified upon the launch of the next giveaway.

And with that, we're launching the the very first of our LP giveaways with Charlotte Gainsbourg's Beck-produced, 'IRM.' (Check back with us later today because we have another for you too...)

What started as a brief recording session between
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck ended up to be the body of work that is IRM. Over the course of a year and a half of writing and recording together, Beck's role grew to encompass all aspects of the creative process. He worked seamlessly with Charlotte co writing the lyrics and produced and mixed the recording. (This is the first time he has ever been so involved in another artist's work.)

The official first single off the album is "Heaven Can Wait" featuring Beck. Sonically, the album is a new direction for Charlotte Gainsbourg and her first in nearly four years. Beck's iconic and spacey production blends flawlessly with Charlotte's unique vocals and delivery.


damian said...

I deserve to win this because this would be the only way I would ever get Charlotte Gansbourg in my room

Lauren said...

I just bought my first record player... As of now I have zero vinyl. I think that Charlotte could be great company for my player :)

bob said...

This sounds like a interesting album and love anything that beck does. This would be a great addition to my budding vinyl collection.

Okay Burrito said...

I need somebody to get between the Fucking Champs IV and Couleur Cafe.

Dawn said...

I deserve to win it because I have been saving my money and steering clear of my record store for a while. The rent is now paid.

C'mon, i need a fix!

handbanana888 said...

Beck is one of my all-time favorite artists. Such an eclectic mix of sounds Mr. Hansen has in that bag of his. As for "Heaven Can Wait", in all honesty, I'm not a fan. Her vocals just don't sit right for the way Beck stylized and produced the song. His added supporting vocals make me think he sensed this too. Even if it were only his vocals, I'd still think it a rather weak song. Either way, I'm sure this album has it's fair share of hits to coincide with a few misses. As a Beck-head, it'd be nice to have his first real attempt at producing someone else's music.

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Matt said...

Gainsbourg played She in 'Antichrist' - and this nice sounding album may be the only way to get the visions of that film out of my head (see: Genital mutilation; Willem Dafoe)