Black Devil Disco Club (free show @ the Seaport tonight)
The Black Devil Disco Club is a project dating back to the late 70s attributed to Parisian library musicians Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano under the pseudonyms Junior Claristidge and Joachim Sherylee. As Black Devil, the pair made a single, sought-after leftfield disco EP titled Disco Club in 1978, released on Italy's Out label and RCA; a dark disco masterwork with live drumming, spacey synths and spooky vocals. Bernard Fevre has since revived the project as Black Devil Disco Club to much acclaim and has added two more albums to the Black Devil oeuvre. [Club Transmediale]
The willfully obscure Black Devil Disco Club played Pendu Disco, the weekly Tuesday night party at Glasslands, on 8/3. Tonight, Friday (8/6), the group plays a free show at South Street Seaport with Yacht (who then plays DJ at Webster Hall later in the night).
Black Devil's shady origins stem from a "forgotten" 1978 EP titled Disco Club that was reissued in 2004 by Aphex Twin's Rephlex label. Since then, BDDC has released a trilogy of records, 28 After, Black Devil In Dub and Eight Oh Eight A. Those records are streaming at Lo Recordings. There's a new record due in September 2010 with contributions from "Jon Spencer from the Blues Explosion, Trost from Cobra Killer, Nancy Fortune and Kim & Galaxy Birthday."
A video below...
Black Devil Disco Club - Open The Night