. Originally released in the UK only in 2006, this is the album that established
on the international Indie/Electro scene with early club hits such as "Bitch", "Daddy (Don't touch Me there)" and "Offensive Nonsense".
Like its successor "In Exile", the album contains a wild mix of musical references, from the gothic blues of "Nervous" over Prokofiev-sampling "Caligula" to Gallic pop tribute "Quel Genre de Garcon" and soundtrack ballad "Night Train To Krakow". The albums raw and energetic, gloomy art-pop combined with the band's trademark lyrical wit and dark humour has gained Noblesse Oblige
a growing cult following, resulting in more than 300 Live shows over the past 4 years.
The album contains previously unreleased bonus material such as cover versions of Eric Burdon
's "When I Was Young" and Stephanie de Monaco
's "Ouragan/Irresistible" which were recorded for Edwin Brienen
's 2008 arthouse movie "L'Amour Toujours" in which Valerie
also co-starred as actors. Also included are 8 remixes from befriended artists as diverse asMusiccargo
), Toulouse Low Trax
/Salon des Amateurs
), Mona Mur
, En Esch
), Avius and Laurent Ho. Finally
, the album also includes the 2 only remixes of "In Exile" songs - the band's owndisco edit of Tanz
and Mark Reeder
's remix of "Duel".
This is the chance to re-discover the early music of one of the most unusual and exciting current European bands around, while the recording of the follow up album to "In Exile" is in progress and set to be released in early 2010.