Didn't know anything about Chef Menteur. Just stumbled upon them, but what a lucky day that was!.Clever, forward thinking music.. I've only heard "Tristero's Empire" ( a fascinating work that shines throughout ) and their new release Chef Menteur III which has 3 CDs. I think 2 are re-issues of older works and one is new. But I could be wrong about this. Each CD has several first rate tracks and re-issuing them like this makes it much easier on their fans. But still I would suggest, for those completely unfamiliar with their music, that you begin with "We Await Silent Tristero's Empire" Playing it for the very first time reminded me so much of how I felt when I first heard Roxy Music in 1972 (they don't sound like Roxy but the experience is similar). Those of you who 'experienced' Roxy Music will most definitely understand. To those of you who never lived through those years (and you really would have had to live in Western Europe, NYC or LA in the early 70s) then, if you know what I mean when I say that the ears are not the only one of our senses by which music becomes part of the human experience, I think Chef Menteur might be something you should have. At least that's how much I adore it. It's taken me and hour and a half to write this review. Tristero's Empire is playing and I keep going off on these little, lovely journeys (I'd put a smiley face here but every time I see one of those things I try to claw it off the monitor!!!)
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