Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées review
|Album:||Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées|
|Release date:||March 2010|
01. L'Envol Des Corbeaux
03. Les Feuilles De L'Olivier
04. Song For Mountains
05. Sur Les Quais
06. Effet De Nuit
07. Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
08. Chanson D'Automne
09. Svipdagr & Freyja
10. Une Matinée D'Hiver
Les Discrets have to be one of France's most beautiful acts and best kept secrets that started sparkling since the split with the rising force Alcest. Fursy Teyssier and Winterhalter of Amesoeurs fame, with the second one partaking in the drumming sector as a member of Alcest as well, complete the band along with Audrey Hadorn. So it's not the first time both of them work with Neige, in fact they are much closer than just a split and in my mind this makes those three acts a family, at least in sound matters.
Shoegaze with a heavier edge is what you will find lying in the sound corridors of Les Discrets and Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées is their debut album. The cover artwork holds a menacing dreamlike aura, drowned in shades of grey it welcomes the listener in the most appropriate way.
Hallucinating, that's how one could refer to Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées as you lose yourself in its sophisticated bittersweet sound pathways, melancholic and at the same time soothing, reflecting an introvert gentle fight that ends in a bonded by blood relation. Everything you're longing for is actually here in fine shape, unfolding with sincerety all those fragile soundscapes that overwhelm you, injected tenderly at every pore of your body. Dreamy keyboard passages that float all over the place, harmonic chords and acoustic moments with this omnipresent dual feeling, heavier guitars with a lurking misty aura and whistling endings, soloing ideas that do not exaggerate, creative drum work and gentle bass lines and a vocal interpretation that intends to seduce your mind with its elegant magnificence. It's not that hard for the band to make you lay down your weapons and surrender into this maelstrom of emotions Les Discrets so beautifully managed to evoke, heart-rending and devout at the same time.
Everything that seemed obscure and devouring in the beginning with "L' Envol Des Corbeaux", seeks and finally finds salvation deep within the ending theme, "Une Matinee D' Hiver". Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées is a beauteous journey unaffected by outdoor influences as it holds a universe of its own in which the artist pours himself; and so does the listener in advance. Proceed with the hand at the place where the heart lies and Les Discrets won't dissapoint you, one of the finest releases of 2010. Suffocation never felt so amiable before.
Drownlights: Ten compositions, 43 minutes.
||Written on 23.10.2010 by "It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind."|
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