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“III” Released, new website live

In the last 24 hours, both the new compilation “III” and a brand new website and new album are here. Many, many thanks to our most faithful and generous supporters at the Sunrise Ocean Bender label for the great-looking 3-CD set. They put together a compilation of 3 releases that were very rare: one hard-to-find […]

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Force Majeure released!

Force Majeure (listen to a preview on Bandcamp) is finally here. It’s the brand-new album from Chef Menteur, and it’s the follow-up to the epic double LP East of the Sun & West of the Moon… an album that many — including even some of us, perhaps — figured was to be the band’s swansong. New member Phil Rollins […]

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On Bandcamp.

Our last album, East of the Sun & West of the Moon, is now streamable through Bandcamp, as are our first two outings, We Await Silent Tristero’s Empire, and The Answer’s In Forgetting. You can also stream the albums directly on our site, over there in the right-hand sidebar. Stay tuned for news about the brand new […]

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East of the Sun & West of the Moon now on iTunes

Our new double album is now available on iTunes. Also don’t forget, you can still get your own limited edition copy of the 150 gram, custom art, 2xLP which comes with a free download card (this is the only way to get your digital songs in lossless format instead of mp3). See here for all […]

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Happy Album Release Day! New album streaming for 24 hours.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans tonight for our album release party, don’t fret. You can still take part from a distance. For 24 hours today, Radio Backporch Revolution is streaming the new album. Listen to the stream directly at or via the Radio Backporch Revolution iPhone app. If you can make it […]

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Pioneers, ambience, drumbeats and an exclusive mp3.

In my opinion CM are one of the most unheralded pioneers of ambience in the past 10 years. —from a new article about Chef Menteur on Beat the Indie Drum. There’s also an exclusive download of “I Belong to this Plateau” —the very first mp3 from East of the Sun and West of the Moon […]

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Terra Incognita (original mp3s part 7)

Electronic music has always been a part of Chef Menteur, and this early track is about as dub-acid as we got, playing with two 303s, a slowed down-drum machine . “Terra Incognita” by Chef Menteur  

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Chun-li (original mp3s part 6)

Another track from the early days that benefitted greatly by a visit by our friend Mack—who, having returned recently from living and traveling in the Far East, provided the main vocal sample from his impressive collection of Chinese pop music. Perhaps our first attempt to ruthlessly pillage Asian sounds? This one also became a live […]

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The Quickening (original mp3s part 5)

Here’s another super early track from the ancien régime of Chef Menteur. This one became a live staple for many years to come. A simple drum beat, groovy bass line and a repeating four-chord progression alternating between Mellotron and Farfisa, overdubbed with samples from Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM radio show and a 1980’s […]

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New video: “Il obstrue ma vue de Vénus”

Over the past few weeks Dan has been dragging the rest of us around different parts of New Orleans. Without knowing why, we were told to drag our equipment through the streets, ruins, and parks of New Orleans. Parts of City Park, the French Quarter, New Orleans East (by the abandoned Six Flags amusement park) […]

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