Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy New Year!

Here's a bunch of great stuff I've come across in the last few weeks of the year... Happy New Y2K8!
Acoustic "Egyptian" video via
Lots of great stuff, including live tracks & video at the Sound Of Musique blog!

Great live pics via

Friday, December 21, 2007

Acoustic "Trampoline" from
"Coco" by Brisa Roche, animation by Felix et Chloe

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

What it "Takes"

Brisa let me know that she's done an English language version of the "Making of Takes" it is!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"Takes" available on import vinyl

Juno Records carries "Takes" on cd, vinyl, Windows Media or mp3 and you can purchase it online! Today, the double-disc vinyl will cost someone in the U.S. around $32, which is pretty standard for an imported double-record. Now go & get it!

(Correction, Juno only carries the vinyl, which I believe is the best way to not only hear the album, but enjoy the artwork!)

Acoustic Egyptian

Here's a cute, stripped-down instrumental rendition of "Egyptian" via L'Internaute. There's a companion interview, too!

Monday, November 12, 2007

"Takes" is now available on iTunes France!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Here's a cool vid for the making of "Takes"!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Brisa's new album hits shelves tomorrow - no word yet on how to get a copy in the States, but Brisa working on getting me information as soon as possible! Unfortunately, at press time, Discograph has not returned any emails. Write to them through their myspace page here and tell them you want a copy! Good news: If you live in Europe you can order a copy through iTunes or Amazon!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

New interview about Takes, changing the line-up of the band and whistling.
Brisa spoke recently w/
Tant qu'il y aura du son (translated into English from French).
Thanks to Nathalie!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Here's an interesting look at who's been visiting! Thanks to - Fans from France, US, UK and Brazil are the most frequent visitors...sounds like a contest, to me. Click on the map for greater detail.

In case you haven't heard, Brisa's album is less than a month away (see the countdown clock in the upper-left-hand corner for the exact amount of time left). To satiate us, Brisa's put a new track on her myspace page that is slated to be tucked away in her album...her "secret track" called "Ali Baba"! Enjoy it while you can, because she's not going to leave it up for long! Have a listen (along with a couple more new tracks - it's the only place you'll find them, for now).

Also, information about what it takes to buy "Takes" will be made available, soon!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Brisas myspace page previews 4 new songs from "Takes" as well as several of her self-portraits from her upcoming album!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My favorite radio show "This American Life" used Brisas song "Now That It's Long Over" as an interlude between two of it's pieces on breaking up. A great show, "This American Life" has a theme each week and has several stories which touch on that subject. The choice of music used on the show is always spot-on. It was a great surprise to hear Brisa's break-up song among all the infamous songs throughout the episode. You can download last week's episode or subscribe to the podcast, free: here.

(illustration of 'This American Life' host Ira Glass by Mike Minney)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

"Takes" will be hitting stores in October on the Discograph label! And if you're like me, you prefer to have your music come from the warm sweater-sounding vessel of vinyl - well, "Takes" will be the first Brisa Roche Album available on vinyl! You can now hear 2 new tracks from "Takes" in their entirety! "Breathe In, Speak Out" and the hidden bonus track "Ali Baba" are on her MySpace profile! And as always, they can be on yours, too - just click "add" next to the track of your choice.
Now that's a lot of good news!

Update: "Takes" will be released on November 5th! That's still good news!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Here's a sneak peek at a new track "Breathe In, Speak Out" from the upcoming album "Takes", performed live....

Thursday, May 31, 2007

An Interview with Rendez-Vous Magazine. In French.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It "Takes" Time...
Pack up your sleeping bag and tent, get back in your car. Brisa's new album 'Takes' has been delayed, as she's decided to spend some more time with (and without) the work. Of course, it's possible that her label could release a single to tide us over...write to her label and ask them to! To read her explanation, see her myspace blog. My French is limited to a handful of words gleaned from Godard films and surrealist texts, so I'm not sure what it says other than something about a mountain, sausages and this collection of works by D.H. Lawrence" .. But, from speaking with her, she's very happy with the fact that she's stayed true to herself and how evident that is in 'Takes'.
.. In the meantime, listen to some of the samples at her myspace page and enjoy this lovely photo by Fortuna (warning: some of the photos in his portfolio contain nudity, but not Brisa's).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Happy Birthday, Brisa!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Quite a bit has happened since the last post. Brisa's spent a lot of time and energy finishing her album, she's moved all her trinkets and instruments to another home and her record has been delayed by supernatural forces. In the interim, will she change, edit or re-record any of the tracks? Only Brisa knows. I've heard the album, I love it and can't wait to hear what all of you think, too. The lid on "Takes" is water-tight, so you have my sympathy. Thank you for all the offers of back rubs, candy and bugs in amber, but you're not going to get it until you pull it off the shelves. Keep checking back. I will let you know the new official release date as soon as it's decided upon. In the meantime, go look for her album "Soothe Me". Have any of you heard it? It's the precursor to "The Chase". It's an amazing mix of classic jazz covers and Brisa originals. Good luck finding a copy, though. Until I can find my copy, in the mess that's my cd collection, this image of the cover will have to do.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I wrote a long, sappy review for "Takes", but have decided that I'd distill it, to save you all the purple prose (even though she'd wouldn't want me to, bless her). "Takes" sounds as if she's gathered little scraps of paper, covered with notes to herself - having them talk to each other - like two diaries, conversing. The band is amazing. I'm giddy. It's like hearing "
Norwegian Wood" for the first time, over and over. Repeat. Repeat!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Big Announcement

Brisa's new album "Takes" will be released on Capitol Records, May 21st! I haven't seen any pre-sale info or anything of the sort...but...finally, you can hear a couple of tracks on her myspace page!
In the meantime, here's a peek at the back cover with the tracklisting. (Photo obscured for suspense!) And rumor has it, there's a hidden track, too.