‘Ariettes Oubliées…’, the successor to the much praised LES DISCRETS debut album ‘Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées’ was released on February 10th, 2012 via Prophecy Productions. You can listen to the album in its bittersweet entirety here (Prophecy YouTube channel) or below. LES DISCRETS has recently posted a promotional video for their new song ‘Ariettes Oubliées I : Je devine à travers un murmure…’, directed by the band's vocalist and lyricist Audrey Hadorn you can also find below. And if you find LES DISCRETS (bittersweet) melancholy and almost painful yearning to your liking, buy the album here. Furthermore, Fursy Teyssier's book of album cover artwork has become available; “Collected Works 2006 – 2011” features most of his cover arts, yet unpublished drafts and exclusive artworks he has done for EMPYRIUM, ALCEST, AGALLOCH, and MORBID ANGEL among others and is accompanied by the artist's comments and background information. You can pre-view some of his works here and buy the book here.
“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 [drummer] contributes arguably the best and most diverse drum performance of his career, 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,” [accredits the press release]
Artist, musician and animated film director Fursy Teyssier created LES DISCRETS in 2003 in order to express through his music and art his fears and thoughts related to death and love. Teyssier's - who was previously involved with ALCEST and AMESOEURS as an artist and as a musician - LES DISCRETS released their debut album, ‘Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées’ in 2010 through Prophecy Productions.
LES DISCRETS features: Audrey Hadorn – vocals & lyrics, Winterhalter – drums and Fursy Teyssier - guitars, bass, vocals and visuals