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Poésie Noire – Tetra

Posted in Poésie Noire, Rock, Synth-pop on 19/09/2010 by redo


Poésie Noire were a Belgian band that rose to prominence in the mid-80’s and whose active career lasted until the early 1990s. Their Belgian origins and tendency to develop a goth-oriented, synthetic, gloomy universe with low-pitched voices – Poésie Noire could translate by “Black/Dark Poetry” – had them categorized as EBM such as other Belgian members of the 1980s industrial music scene like À;GRUMH… or A Split-Second. However, much in the manner of various renowned Belgian EBM bands like The Neon Judgement and, to some extent, Front 242, they declared, through their music, a will to step away from the usual industrial aggressiveness that characterized Electronic body music and developed a more mainstream accessible dark pop sound that helped them to be regarded as plain New Wave or goth New Wave.