Les Discrets – Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées

There’s a breed of people who can do virtually anything when they put their mind to it. French native Fursy Teyssier is one of those Renaissance people, for he’s quite an accomplished painter, musician and director of short films. Les Discrets is his musical outlet and Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées is a direct result of that. Let’s take a dive into the mystical world of this versatile man.

Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées can best be described as a melancholic trip back to the days when humanity was living in close harmony with nature. Musically speaking this album gives me the same warm melancholic feeling as Judgement by Anathema. References to Agalloch are present as well, although Les Discrets doesn’t have any occasional black/death inspired bursts.

The compositions on this album are mainly carried by Fursy Teyssier’s warm and almost sacral vocal style and a rather straightforward, often folk inspired guitar riffs and melodic lines. The soothing character of L’ Échappée, Les Feuilles De L’ Olivier, Song For Mountains and Chanson D’Automne takes you in and brings you in  an almost dreamlike state. Quite impressive I must say.

My grasp of the French language is rather poor, so I don’t know what the lyrics are all about, because they’re mostly written in French. On the other side it does add to the mystery and it does tickle your imagination. The warm and vintage production adds to the melancholy of this album.

Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées by Les Discrets together with Demian’s Mute and the self titled album by Amesoeurs are some of the best albums France has to offer when it comes to artistic and contemplative rock.

written by Raymond Westland


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