Chaleur Humaine is Danielle and Didier Jean’s debut album, and it was originally released in 1992 on Buda Musique during the French record label’s rise to prominence. Danielle and Didier recorded it upon relocating to Orsay, a suburb south of Paris, where they built a humble studio in isolation as they sought to reject the conformity of the mainstream music industry.
Within their recording sanctuary, Danielle and Didier embraced cutting edge consumer music technology to inform the album’s esoteric, textural characteristics. This is especially notable in the processing of Danielle’s voice, inventively sampled, shifted and processed, and then woven through Didier’s dream worlds. Chaleur Humaine is in many ways a symbol of their new, liberated perspective, inspired by a space that gave them the freedom to develop and experiment with ideas independently.
“We wanted to go beyond the oceans, the mountains, to explore humanity and to snuggle up to the heart of human beings,” UMAN said. “That’s why we’re thrilled for new ears and a new generation to hear the music of Chaleur Humaine.”
Chaleur Humaine follows RVNG’s release of Japanese artist Satomimagae’s Hanazono album.
On behalf of UMAN, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit Greenpeace France.
01. Человечность (Chaleur Humaine – Russian)
02. UMAN Spirit
04. Human Warmth
06. Mémoire Vive
07. Chaleur Humaine
08. Cordes Sensibles
10. البشري الحرارة (Chaleur Humaine – Arabic)
12. Calor Humano
14. Hơi ấm của nhân loại (Chaleur Humaine – Vietnamese)
16. Menselijke Warmte
18. אנושית אש (Chaleur Humaine – Hebrew)
Chaleur Humaine LP will land on September 17. Meanwhile, you can stream “UMAN Spirit” and “Mémoire Vive” in full below and pre-order here.