Created in 2003 by Fursy Teyssier besides his old band Phest, Les Discrets (originally called Enfance) is the musical approach of Fursy Teyssier' s artistic research. Originally illustrator, Fursy tends to evoque the same in both music and animation/illustration: contemplative and esoteric atmospheres, feelings, fears and sensations related to our life and world. His paintings, music or lyrics are mostly about Nature, the feeling of Love and his fear of Death.
The name "Les Discrets" is actually a platform gathering music and art with which Fursy explores both of these concepts. Music helps to make pictures, pictures help to make music. The goal of Les Discrets is to link them in one single thing: an album.
In 2009, Les Discrets sign with Germany based record label Prophecy Productions for a five-album contract. The first album "Septembre et ses dernières pensées" recorded in french Drudenhaus Studio and produced by Neb Xort ( Anorexia Nervosa, Ultravomit, ...) gathers songs that were composed spanning the past from 2003 to 2009.
In January 2011 Les Discrets entered the Drudenhaus Studio again to complete their second full lenght album called "Ariettes oubliées...". It is expected to hit the stores in February 2012. More informations below.
"ARIETTES OUBLIEES..." Promo text:
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.
Since 2011, Fursy Teyssier plays with Custom 77 guitars. www.custom77.com
Fursy Teyssier: (Amesoeurs, Phest - live: Alcest, Empyrium)
Guitars, Bass, Vocals and composition.
Winterhalter: (Amesoeurs, Alcest)
Vocals and lyrics.
YEAR: To be released on February 2012
1. Linceul d'hiver
Les Discrets - Arctic Plateau SPLIT
YEAR: September 2011
Les Discrets participated with two songs:
Since Fursy Teyssier's work on the album artwork of Arctic Plateau's debut "On A Sad Sunny Day" a special artistic relationship has flourished between the masterminds of the musical projects Les Discrets and Arctic Plateau. Now this friendship is being celebrated with the release of a limited split MCD.
Septembre et ses dernières Pensées
Released on 29th March 2010 and comes in three differents formats:
Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
YEAR: October 2010
Les Discrets participated with two songs:
"Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings" is a compilation of rare value – not only because of the fact that this is one of the few conceptual compilations that are based around a central theme and where the choice of artists present was subjected to a rigid selection. No, "Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings" is a two-CD collection with a playing time of over 100 minutes that unites all the main players and the most promising newcomers of a nameless genre that is defined by (mostly) acoustic musical settings of nature's sceneries and impressions, or of personal sentiments mirrored in nature. This profound respect and a deeply romantic magical and mystical perception of nature are the common denominator of all the featured artists and the thematic foundation of their contributions. The fact that nearly all of the songs included here are either exclusive to this project or rare tracks that aren't otherwise available anymore serves to emphasize the extraordinary character of this release.
One of the highlights on "Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings" is certainly Empyrium's contribution – the ensemble's first new recording in four years and the impressive beginning of a new creative period. Also featured are the genre's founding fathers, Ulver, with a very rare recording from 1997: their track 'Synen' was only featured on a very limited underground compilation and is probably the Norwegians' most sought-after song. The contributions by bands such as October Falls, Nest, or Neun Welten – artists who have forged the genre's identity in the last ten years and have become major points of reference for lovers of dark, nature-attuned acoustic music – or by as-yet unknown quantities such as the British project Nhor or Syven from Finland are also delivering the goods and certainly bear comparison with the genre's founding fathers. The enchanting cover artwork courtesy of Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets) tops off a release that, because of its musical content, is certainly going to remain a unique and unrivalled audio document for a long time.
Les Discrets - Alcest
Les Discrets tracklist:
The two intertwined music projects LES DISCRETS and ALCEST will issue a split release at the end of this year, available in both 12" vinyl and double CD formats with new and previously unreleased songs, including three exclusive tracks.
Released in December 2009.
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"Les Voyages de l'âme" tour.
ALCEST + LES DISCRETS + SOROR DOLOROSA.
09.02.2012 AT - Vienna / Viper Room
10.02.2012 IT - Retorbido / Carlito's Way
11.02.2012 FR - Nice / L'Altherax
12.02.2012 ES - Barcelona / Apolo 2
13.02.2012 ES - Madrid / Caracol
14.02.2012 PO - Porto / Hard Club
15.02.2012 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27
16.02.2012 FR - Nantes / Ferrailleur
17.02.2012 FR - Paris / Glazart
18.02.2012 UK - London / Purple Turtle
19.02.2012 IRE - Dublin / The Pint
20.02.2012 SCO - Glasgow / Stereo
21.02.2012 UK - Liverpool / The Masque
22.02.2012 BE - Antwerpen / Rockfort Hoboken
23.02.2012 NL - Arnhem / Willemeen
24.02.2012 DE - Oberhausen / Schacht1
25.02.2012 CH - Dietikon / Sounddock 14
04.02.2012 FRA Rock n'Bike BOISMONT w/t ALCEST
11.06.2011 GER - Wave Gothic Treffen
19.02.2011 ROM - Dark Bombastic Evening