Magic electronic cult classic
Suddenly it was clear – Black Devil was real, and (nearly thirty years on) still very much on fire, and still evil. That said, nothing can prepare you for the dance floor demolishing urgency and efficacy of his set.
Black Devil is enigmatic Frenchman, Bernard Fevre. In 1978 he released the first ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ album. Thinking it a failure he disappeared, but slowly the album was working its magic and by the time Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label re-issued it in 2004 it had become a cult classic, changing hands for hundreds of pounds.
“…the club went OFF. People around me were feverishly asking ‘Who *are* these guys?’. Constantly No Respect and H. Friend sounded phenomenal, and the visual handle of a wiry, aged Lou Barlow look-a-like strumming grungily and intoning those echo-laden vocals really made the whole thing extraordinary. I really can’t stress enough how superb this performance was.”