SILENCE & WISDOM by DEUX FILLES

SKU90201
ArtistDEUX FILLES
TitleSILENCE & WISDOM
LabelDARK ENTRIES
Catalog #DE 120
Genre
ReleaseWeek 22 - 2016 Week - 2016
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode744271372311
Import
€ 24,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. The Letter
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/1_the_letter.mp3
  2. L'intrigue
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/2_lintrigue.mp3
  3. Drinking At A Stream
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/3_drinking_at_a_stream.mp3
  4. Oakwood Green
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/4_oakwood_green.mp3
  5. Children Of Clay
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/5_children_of_clay.mp3
  6. Sur La Plage
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/6_sur_la_plage.mp3
  7. Her Masters Voice
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/7_her_masters_voice.mp3
  8. The Draw In Room
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/8_the_draw_in_room.mp3
  9. She Slides
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/9_she_slides.mp3
  10. Fleur's Dolls
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/10_fleurs_dolls.mp3
  11. Mortuary
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/11_mortuary.mp3
  12. The City Sleeps
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/12_the_city_sleeps.mp3
  13. Birds
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/13_birds.mp3
  14. Silence And Wisdom
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/14_silence_and_wisdom.mp3
  15. Festival
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/15_festival.mp3
  16. Our English Friends
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/16_our_english_friends.mp3
  17. Piroette
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/17_piroette.mp3
  18. The Third Movement
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/18_the_third_movement.mp3
  19. Starboard She Said
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/19_starboard_she_said.mp3
  20. Play Room
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/20_play_room.mp3
  21. Los Estrallas (The Stars)
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/21_los_estrallas_the_stars.mp3
  22. Albert The Mud Fish
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/22_albert_the_mud_fish.mp3
  23. Who Art In Heaven
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/23_who_art_in_heaven.mp3
  24. The Snow Falls And The Village Is Overflowing With Children
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/24_the_snow_falls_and_the_village_is_overflowing_with_children.mp3
  25. Interlude
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/25_interlude.mp3
  26. The Sun On The Sea
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/26_the_sun_on_the_sea.mp3
  27. Double Happiness
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/27_double_happiness.mp3
  28. Shalama
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/28_shalama.mp3
  29. Tongues
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/29_tongues.mp3
  30. Little Brown Jig
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/30_little_brown_jig.mp3
  31. Air Tube
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/31_air_tube.mp3
  32. Zazinthos
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/32_zazinthos.mp3
  33. 2 Blind 2 See
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/33_2_blind_2_see.mp3
  34. Shackleford Breeze
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/90201_silence_wisdom/34_shackleford_breeze.mp3

Description

The short, mysterious career of the female French duo Deux Filles is bookended by tragedy. Gemini Forque and Claudine Coule met as teenagers at a holiday pilgrimage to Lourdes, during which Coule's mother died of an incurable lung disease and Forque's mother was killed and her father paralyzed in an auto accident. The two teens bonded over their shared grief and worked through their bereavement with music. However, after recording two critically acclaimed albums and playing throughout Europe and North America, Forque and Coule disappeared without a trace in North Africa in 1984 during a trip to visit Algiers. The short and terribly unhappy lives of Forque and Coule are at the root of the small but fervent cult following the mysterious duo have gained since their disappearance, not least because the placid, largely instrumental music on the duo's albums betrays no hint of the sorrow that framed their personal lives.

This would be a terribly sad story if a word of it were true. In reality, Deux Filles were Simon Fisher Turner, former child star/teen idol and future soundtrack composer, and his mate Colin Lloyd Tucker. Turner and Tucker left an early incarnation of The The in 1981 to pursue another musical direction. Turner claims that the idea of Deux Filles came to him in a dream, and he and Tucker strictly maintained the fiction throughout the duo's career. Not only did they pose in drag for the album covers, the duo once even played live without the audience realizing that the tragic French girls on-stage were actually a pair of blokes from south London.

All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in gatefold sleeve with original front covers of both albums, and a centerfold of archive images and the original liner notes. Each LP includes a sticker of the Lino cuts by Adrian Gill that was included with the original pressing. �Like an early French film soundtrack with melodramatic overtones, the sound is jagged and disjointed but never harsh. Lilting guitars and ample use of echo smack of Vini Reilly, relying on the hypnotic qualities of the sound rather than abrasive noise"