Wednesday, 11 November 2009
A quick recap of the Black Devil story for the uninitiated: Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano invent Daft Punk nineteen years early, with their 1978 album 'Disco Club'. The world spectacularly fails to notice until a 2004 re-release on Richard 'Aphex Twin' James' Rephlex label.
But before all that, Fevre was already busy recording the quirky cosmic library music found on this long-deleted album. 'The Strange World Of Bernard Fevre', like the first Black Devil album, was so far ahead of it’s time that even now people struggle to believe it was really recorded over 30 years ago.
Both records are amazing listens, full of burbling synths and off-kilter melodies, reminiscent of the Radiophonic Workshop.
An aural equivalent to fleeting moments of successful drug ingestion and yet so much more powerful and lucid. Groundbreaking in the truest sense.
Black Devil Disco Club Present; 'The Strange New World of Bernard Fevre'