Nearly 30 years after the first album this ‘extremely rare disco masterpiece’, gets a follow up, an epic journey into the deepest electronic disco, full of haunting vocals, warped lyrics, twisted yet melodic electronics and crisp disco beats.
The enigma of The Black Devil Disco Club
In 2004 Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label released an album by Black Devil called Disco Club, a re-issue of a long lost supposedly ‘italo disco’ classic from 1978. Given it’s absurdly ‘modern’ sound many doubted it’s authenticity, some even suggesting that it was a collaboration between Richard James and Luke Vibert.
The real story is stranger still. Although credited to Joachim Sherylee and Junior Claristidge with executive production by Jacky Giordano, the album is actually the work of obscure French producer Bernard Fevre known only for his incredibly rare electronic masterpiece ‘The Strange World of Bernard Fevre’ and the even rarer ‘Earthmessage ‘ as sampled by the Chemical Brothers on ‘Got Glint?’ – from their ‘Surrender’ album.
Now comes a ‘new album’, so similar in sound and structure to the original album that it’s impossible to know if it was created near the time of its predecessor or in the last few years and no Mr Fevre won’t say when and where it was recorded…
One thing’s for sure, you won’t hear a more unusual or beguiling electronic dance record this year. Who knows the secret of the Black Devil disco club?