Recording information: CBE (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); Konk (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); Motorbass Studio, Paris (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); OceanWay (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); Studio Ferber, Paris (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); Studio Melodica, Paris (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); The Garden (06/14/2010-07/18/2010); The Library (06/14/2010-07/18/2010).
Released hot on the heels of 2010's critically acclaimed IRM, 2011's Stage Whisper offers up seven previously unissued studio recordings from the IRM sessions, including collaborations with Beck, Conor O'Brien of Villagers, Noah and the Whale, and Connan Mockasin, as well as 11 live cuts that were recorded during Gainsbourg's 2010 European tour.
Spin (p.76) - "[Beck] completes her, as demonstrated by the mirror-balling 'Paradisco,' the baroque psychedelia of 'White Telephone,' and two other tasty IRM leftovers..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[A] good introduction to Gainsbourg and her ultracool brand of electro-pop....Impossibly chic, and impossibly French." -- Grade: B
Paste (magazine) - "'White Telephone,' featuring an arrangement that somehow feels simultaneously grandiose and sparse, feels like it would fit nicely on any Bjork record."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Terrible Angels' comes across as a harder take in IRM's title track, while 'White Telephone' is closer to Thurston Moore's Beck-helmed DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS..."