The Strange New World Of Bernard Fevre
Vinyl LP Record
In 1975, before the release of the first Black Devil Disco Club album, Bernard Fevre released an album called The Strange World of Bernard Fevre. Like the first Black Devil album, it was so far ahead of its time that even now, people struggle to believe it was really recorded over 30 years ago. Now Fevre has once again unlocked his magical cabinet and made available new mixes of the original tracks, along with previously unheard compositions. So crisp and inventive are the electronics, so haunting and eternal the melodies, it is as if this music has always existed. Which are new tracks and which come from the same era as the original album, Fevre is no hurry to reveal. For him, there is a single space-time continuum, and where and when individual events occur is of little importance. If Black Devil is all about creating Afro-infused disco grooves that impel the listener to dance, the music of Bernard Fevre transports one to a place where everything is clearer, sharper--an intense hyper-reality, not unlike states glimpsed during those all-too-fleeting moments of successful drug ingestion, and yet much more powerful and lucid. Musically, there are echoes of now-familiar styles, from the romanticism of Air to the electro pulse of Busta Rhymes, the lush tones of Drexciya, the wayward warp of Aphex Twin, and the delicacy of Kraftwerk. Deep joy awaits all who enter The Strange New World of Bernard Fevre, but first a warning: this music is a strong narcotic and should never be listened to while operating heavy machinery.