- Back to Top
- OverviewJump to Overview
- FeaturesJump to Features
- WarrantyJump to Warranty
- ReviewsJump to Reviews
Deux Filles - Silence & Wisdom / Double Happiness
- #K85145 000000000 K85145000000000
- Free Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
Release Date:06/17/2016;Notes:* Remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. * Gatefold sleeve with original front covers of b...Click To Read More About This Product
6-Month* financing available.
Release Date:06/17/2016;Notes:* Remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. * Gatefold sleeve with original front covers of both albums, and a centerfold of archive images and the original liner notes. * Includes stickers of the Lino cuts by Adrian Gill that were included with the original pressing 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. Deux Filles released two albums through Turner and Tucker's Papier Mache label, 1982's "Silence & Wisdom" and 1983's "Double Happiness". Both albums are included here and blend watery piano, occasionally ghostly vocals, sheets of synthesizers, heavily processed guitars and the barest minimum of percussion. Drifting and wistful, they're a pair of lost ambient gems from a time when the genre had yet to mature, an excellent example of post-Eno, pre-Orb ambient music.;Track List:1. Fleur's Dolls (Silence Wisdom);2. Mortuary (Silence Wisdom);3. The City Sleeps (Silence Wisdom);4. Birds (Silence Wisdom);5. Silence Wisdom (Silence Wisdom);6. Festival (Silence Wisdom);7. Our English Friends (Double Happiness);8. Piroette (Double Happiness);9. The Third Movement (Double Happiness);10. Play Room (Double Happiness);11. Starboard She Said (Double Happiness);12. Los Esterellas (Double Happiness);13. Albert the Mud Fish (Double Happiness);14. Who Art in Heaven (Double Happiness);15. Shackleford Breeze (Double Happiness);16. 2 Blind 2 See (Double Happiness);17. Zazinthos (Double Happiness);18. Air Tube (Double Happiness);19. Little Brown Jig (Double Happiness);20. Tongues (Double Happiness);21. Shalama (Double Happiness);22. The Sun on the Sea (Double Happiness);23. Interlude (Double Happiness);24. The Snow Falls and the Village Is Overfloating with Children (Double Happiness);25. Double Happiness (Double Happiness);Special Attributes:GATEFOLD LP JACKET, REMASTERED
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.