×
Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Get app Have the app
Black Devil

Biography

Record buyers in 1978 who thought the names "Joachim Sherylee" and "Junior Claristidge" were too good to be true turned out to be right. Over a quarter of a century later, when Rephlex reissued Black Devil's impossibly rare Disco Club -- so rare that some wondered if the whole thing was one of Aphex Twin's hoaxes -- the mythical electro-disco project turned out to be the work of Bernard Fevre, a French musician who had then disappeared into obscurity. Emboldened by the feverish response to the 2004 re-release of Disco Club, Fevre returned in 2006 with 28 After. The title referenced the delay before his sophomore effort, but its pitch-perfect Italo-disco pastiche sounded like his drum machines had barely cooled since the 1978 sessions. With flayed hi-hats, gurgling electronic bass and ghostly, dubbed-out vocals, 28 After established Fevre's privileged place in the disco continuum. Fans who had marked their calendars for a third album in 2034 were delighted when the disco Rumpelstiltskin resurfaced in 2008 with Eight Oh Eight, a tribute to the legendary Roland drum machine.
Rhapsody on your desktop or mobile device

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans