DISQUE 9 – “DES INCURABLES” (1997)
This is one of those discs that I’m not surprised slipped through the cracks after it came out ten years ago. According to one review from a very un-updated music site called BabySue.com, website the thing is a one-man effort from someone called Keith Fancy:
“Disque 9 sounds something like listening to two movies on cable while a radio is playing in the background and the refrigerator is on the blink. These are not songs in the traditional sense of the word. Mr. Fancy jumbles, troche distorts, store and disassembles pieces of music in such a way that there really aren’t discipherable melodies or words. Instead, these songs are like fragments and snippets of songs all tied together in a most confusing manner. In the end, however, this obtuse little collection of ‘tunes’ doesn’t really sound like anything else I’ve heard of late…and for that alone, this gets high marks in the ‘land of the baby.’ Eerie and dream-like. Neat.”
The music here is sorta like my previous post of Dymaxion, although instead of skewered rock and pop melodies, the sample-based work here presents more of a nightmarish vision, with the track “The Dread and The Counting” serving as my personal favorite. It’s all like Scott Walker meets Jandek.
Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if the band name is actually Disque 9, or Des Incurables. Dont’cha love those kinds of music mysteries? Makes things seem a little more exciting.