Nino Ferrer Revisited

Optical Sound, the label that brought you the Hydroze Plus 10″, has released an album of interpretations of the seminal late singer Nino Ferrer on April 2, 2012. Entitled Objets Noirs et Choses Carrees : Nino Ferrer revisited, the album feature JG Thirlwell’s rendition of Ferrer’s classic La Rua Madureira. Other artists covering Ferrer on the album include Norscq, Étienne Charry, The Garçon, Bernard Szajner, Complot, Klimperei, Molypop, Les Hautsdeplerfond, Les Denise Glaser, La Kuizine, David Fenech, Cocoon, Toupidak Limonade, Non Finito Orchestra. Palo Alto featuring Laurent Pernice and Lefdup, Lefdup and Lefdup featuring Arthur Ferrari and Charlie Cole.

Nino Ferrer was a popular French singer who began his career in the mid 1960′s. He committed suicide in 1998.

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  • JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, recording artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. With a extensive body of work that spans more than 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Xordox, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, Clint Ruin and more. In addition, Thirlwell has produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond, Swans and countless others. Today, Thirlwell continues to release new records and currently serves as the soundtrack composer for The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network and Archer on FX.
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