Monsieur Blumenberg is the nom de plume of Federico Montefiori, twin brother of Francesco, and one half of Italy’s legendary lounge duo, Montefiori Cocktail. Monsieur Blumenberg’s first release in 2001 – Musique et Couleurs – was a wonderful, experimental, electronic lounge symphony. Compositions such as L’Altra Sera al Ristorante, Sciabadabada, Caprice des Dieux and Escamotage mixed with some interesting sampling created a fun, compelling, aural adventure into the land of the musical unknown.
Sixteen years later and Monsieur Blumenberg is back with a new release – Divertissement Avec Du Punk (Fun With Punk). Another fun, colorful romp but this time the good monsieur pays homage to old school punk rock. Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Generation X, Alan Vega even the Dead Kennedys are all given their props. In keeping with his passion for music and sense of humor, the album is a sort of lounge take on the punk sound. Classics such as London Calling, California Uber Alles (previously released but remixed for this album), and God Save the Queen have all been lovingly lounge-ified. The album also contains two original tunes composed by Le Monsieur: the opening title track and the molto sexy Sex, Bugs, Rock and Roll.