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Sunrise Ocean Bender has released a 3-album Chef Menteur set on 3 CDs, called "III."

Beautiful packaging in a triptych gatefold that includes 2 of our best albums and some rare track: our vinyl double album epic, a new remastering(for "Force Majeure", previously available only on cassette and a whole album's worth of music ("North of Tomorrow & South of Yesterday") that was never publicly released at all.

“ … ‘III’ is probably the best way to experience the protean New Orleans instrumental outfit Chef Menteur. Their sound, other than a consistent commitment to patience, scale, and noise, can be hard to pin down, but after you’ve made your way through all three discs here you at least have a sense of their scope. … riches abound on all three efforts, and together they make for a hell of a survey.”—Dusted Magazine

“The music differs from hard-rocking sonic assaults through ambient, atmospheric soundscapes to minimal, experimental and sometimes electronic experiments, and it can all happen even within one track. There's stuff to like for post rock fans, prog maniacs, space heads as well as those who dig modern indie rock. No matter if your favourite band is Radiohead, Lumerians or GSY!BE, you will enjoy this.”—DJ Astro/Astral Plane

“New Orleans band Chef Menteur don’t really tear up the rule book, they shred it and feed it to the pigs. This is a band that rides roughshod over genres and flatten boundaries … This is in the Ben-Hur of music. It has a sprawling quality that is almost intimidating, but don’t let it put you off, treat it as a T bone steak … ”—ColourHorizon

Contains the albums "East of the Sun & West of the Moon", "North of Tomorrow & South of Yesterday", and "Force Majeure".
CD, 2015
Chef Menteur BPR-054
Force Majeure
Released on Waypoint Tapes. Only $4.50+shipping at Aquarius Records, if you can find one left..... Only 50 copies available!

"...finally, here’s a cassette-only follow up, and right out of the gate, it’s another stunner... Super limited tape from this New Orleans band, another batch of gorgeous psych-kraut and groovy droned out space rock. " -- AQUARIUS RECORDS
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cassette, 2014
Chef Menteur BPR-044
East of the Sun & West of the Moon
Several years in the making, Chef Menteur has released the epic tone-poem known as East of the Sun & West of the Moon, their most complete and ambitious work yet, with nods to kosmiche, neo-psychedelia, 60's British folk and Warp-style electronica as well as the ambient/space foundation they've always built on. The vinyl packaging has to be seen to be believed. Each gatefold jacket is hand-printed and numbered by artist Thomas Peri. Super-collectible limited edition of 200. Also available as a digital download (comes included with vinyl).
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Double LP (33 RPM), 2012
Chef Menteur BPR-038
Excavation: Live Recordings 2008
Chef Menteur unapologetically shows its space rock side in this collection of live (no editing or overdubs) recordings from rehearsals for shows in 2008, this album also serves a teaser for the new material that will appear (as studio versions) on Chef Menteur's forthcoming studio album.
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limited edition CD-R, 2009
Chef Menteur BPR-028
The Answer's In Forgetting
The sophomore release from Chef Menteur looks to be on the way to be as critically acclaimed as their debut. Recorded in their recently completed studio, it features drone-heavy sounds with killer tunes and fantastic artwork by Miranda Lake. The first full length album to feature Dan Haugh. "Chef Menteur’s coming into their art and doing things no one else has.” —Jason Songe, Antigravity Magazine

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CD, 2007
Chef Menteur BPRS-002
Chef Menteur set of 4 stickers
Set of 4 Chef Menteur green crescent and star logo high-quality color vinyl bumper stickers. 3.75 inches x 3.75 inches.
sticker, 2006
Chef Menteur BPR-010
We Await Silent Tristero's Empire
The debut full-length album (after a series of EP's) from Chef Menteur is an instrumental epic released shortly before Hurricane Katrina that finds the band at its darkest and most psychedelic: an epic and heady journey into deep watery spaces that includes filmic soundscapes, organ grooves, eastern-tinged melodies, heavy guitars, ambient pastorals, and more than a few dark moments. The culmination of two years of homemade sonic experimentation on lo-fi recorders by Chef Menteur in their (now lost) tiny New Orleans studio.
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CD, 2005
Chef Menteur BPRT-001
Red Chef Menteur T-Shirt (Crescent Star Logo)
The official Chef Menteur T-shirt. 100% cotton, red with black, orange and gold colors. Reads "empires sans frontières" on the back. Available in three sizes: XL, L, M (Sorry, all other sizes sold out). Please contact us for availability regarding sizes.

UPDATE: We are reserving these for Chef Menteur's Kickstarter supporters. Go to for details.
t-shirt, 2004
Chef Menteur BPR-009
Vive la France! EP
Chef Menteur's first studio release, this EP contains 4 new songs that demonstrate the maturing sound of the group, from the post-rock electronica of "empires" to the echoes of psych minimalism à la Stars of the Lid in "le choc des étoiles" plus as a bonus track, a live version of "E-meter" from Live at the Mermaid Lounge. (Although called an EP, with the bonus track the CD clocks in at 38 minutes, the length of many other bands' albums.)
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CD-R, 2003
Chef Menteur BPR-007
Live at the Mermaid Lounge
Recording of Chef Menteur's second gig at the Mermaid Lounge (R.I.P.) in New Orleans. The version of "E-meter" on this disc also appears on the Vive La France! EP. The sound at this era was centered on the Farfisa and bass guitar.
CD-R, 2001