Les Discrets

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Les Discrets
Origin France
Genres Post-rock, blackgaze, shoegazing, post-metal
Years active 2003–present
Labels Prophecy Productions
Associated acts Alcest
Anorexia Nervosa
Arctic Plateau
Website Les Discrets / Fursy Teyssier official website
Members Fursy Teyssier
Audrey Hadorn
Past members Winterhalter

Les Discrets is a French shoegaze/post-rock project created and led by Fursy Teyssier as a "platform gathering music and art."[1] Teyssier was the sole member of the band until 2009. Since then they have released two albums, in 2010 and 2012, respectively.


Les Discrets was formed in 2003 as a musical side-project beside Phest, of which Fursy Teyssier was a member, as a way for Fursy, who is also an illustrator, to express concepts similar to those found within his art. Fellow French musicians, Winterhalter and Audrey Hadorn, soon joined the line-up. Les Discrets signed a five album contract with German record label Prophecy Productions in April, 2009.[2] The band released a split EP with Alcest in December of the same year, and went on to release their first full-length album, Septembre et Ses Dernières Pensées, in March, 2010. According to the German Sonic Seducer magazine, the album features dark, romantic music that cannot be attributed to any single genre.[3] On July 18, 2010, Fursy posted an update on the official site stating that composition for a second album had been completed, and that the studio had already been booked for its recording.

Both Fursy and Winterhalter were members of the now-disbanded Amesoeurs, and Fursy has also been a live member of Alcest until June 2010, for which Winterhalter is a full-time drummer.

In 2013, Teyssier announced that, in a common decision, both Winterhalter and live bassist Neige were leaving the band to focus more on their main band, Alcest.

Teyssier is currently working on the band's third studio album, scheduled to be released in 2016.

Band members[edit]

Current members

Live members

Former members

  • Winterhalter – drums (2009–2013)

Former live members

  • Neige – bass (2009–2013)


Studio albums
Split releases

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Discrets – History". 
  2. ^ Les Discrets signing announcement on Prophecy Productions homepage. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  3. ^ Lüthy, Juliane. "Les Discrets". Sonic Seducer (in German). Vol. 17 no. 4-2010. 

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