Limited special edition in hardcover Digibook!
When Fursy Teyssier and Les Discrets released their debut album, "Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées," in spring 2010, they got a deluge of public attention quite uncommon for a newcomer. As Fursy was involved beforehand in bands like Alcest and Amesoeurs and was also responsible for their expressive cover artworks, he was certainly no "blank page" in the scene. Thus, the anticipation towards Les Discrets was considerably high, but the compositional quality of "Septembre...", the unique and strong blend of genres, and the ambitious, artistic album concept silenced critics quickly, and Les Discrets became one of the leading bands of the fast-rising Post-Black Metal movement within a short time. On their second album, "Ariettes Oubliées...", Les Discrets appear significantly matured in many aspects. Teyssier's artistic vision is clearer than ever, and his vocal performance shows a big progression in comparison to past recordings. Winterhalter contributes arguably the best and most diverse drum performance of his carreer, and the sensitive, poetic lyrics of Audrey Hadorn add a further dimension to the album. The album's tenor is more severe, yet the bittersweet melancholy and almost painful yearning - both characteristic of the debut album, "Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées" - here they are more moving than before. "Ariettes..." is an elegiac and sublime album of enraptured beauty that develops Les Discrets' characteristic style in the hybridization of Post-Rock, Doom Metal, and Shoegaze convincingly in every element, to every extent, and which will cement the band's status as a cornerstone of a new, thrilling music genre. [Info from Prophecy Productions catalogue]