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Collection of Isolated Tracks 1982-1988
Clair Obscur
Collection of Isolated Tracks 1982-1988
Genre: Alternative Rock


CD Details

All Artists: Clair Obscur
Title: Collection of Isolated Tracks 1982-1988
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg
Release Date: 1/31/1996
Album Type: Import
Genre: Alternative Rock
Style: Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 718750156020

CD Reviews

Ah ze life of ze tortured French Artiste!
A. Clark | Seattle, WA United States | 06/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This collection contains a variety of the band's works from the 80's. Like other self consciously tortured artists (i.e. Virgin Prunes) Clair Obscur is a hit or miss band. In their best moments, their dark, wry sense of style shadows contemporary music mocking all of the things you hold dear. At their worst they present an unlistenable mess, burdoned by their arrogant pretentiousness. This album showcases all of these elements. The first half of the album contains dark, post-punk dirges. The most notable song on this part of the album is "Froh" which sounds like it came straight off of a Bauhaus album. There is also an instrumental version of their utterly cold "hit" "Die Kinder Sind Allein". But mostly these are rough works that lead to the band's parody of modern life, shown on the second half of the album in fine form. Amongst these is the theatrical, bitter rant "Smurf in the Gulag" which is followed by the similarly brooding "Till the Morning Light". The album is closed out by one of their many versions of "Blume" featuring a tortured French Artiste singing to what sounds like a disco version of a Death In June song. Make of it what you will."