Poésie Noire

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Poésie Noire are a Belgian band that rose to prominence in the mid-'80s.
Jo Casters played in a band called De Frigo's around 1980. De Frigos merged with a symphonic rock band called Sofa (setting Phillippe Libberecht, Luc Leys (?), Johan Meylaerts AKA Jean Tempo, Luc Vanuffelen). Together with De Frigo's they took the new name The Next. George Scierski, bass player and singer, was brought in by Jo.

The Next morphed into A World of Ruins, which existed 1981-1982. The setting was Luc Seurs, singing. Renaat Deferm, drums. Jo Casters, guitar. George Scierski, keys and Johan Meylaerts, bass.

In 1982-1983, WIlly Hallaert, George Scierski, Luc Seurs, Koen Juvens and Johan Meylaerts formed another band, while Jo Casters and Renaat Deferm went on play in a band called U-Bahn, and then founded Poesie Noire.

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 like other Belgian members of the 1980s electronic 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 Darkwave.

Band Members:
Jo "LA BETE NOIRE" - Git, Bass, Piano, Keys, Vox
Marianne "Ice Queen" - Vox, Keys, Lyrics
Sam - Drum machines

ca 1984-86
Renaat Deferm AKA Naat Basswonder - Keys
Mario Conjaerts - Trumpets percussion
Albert Claesen

1985-87
Paul Vandormael - digital percussion

1987-89
Herman Sherman - Electronics, gitters, programming, sequencing

1987-87
W X Ray - Gitters

1984-85 87-87
Raymond - the human sequencer

1990-91
Ludwig - Guitar
Berre - funky gitters
Evana - vocals
Paul - Bass

1989-91
Ludo - Keys and production
Wim - Keys during the 80's RB-line sounds and scapes splicing and dicing
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Albums

ARS. 10.013, 10.013 Poésie Noire - The Gioconda Smile album art Poésie Noire The Gioconda Smile (Album) ARS Records, ARS Records ARS. 10.013, 10.013 Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
ANTLER 040 Poésie Noire - Hum And Haw album art Poésie Noire Hum And Haw(LP, MiniAlbum) Antler Records ANTLER 040 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
ANTLER 053 Poésie Noire - Tales Of Doom album art Poésie Noire Tales Of Doom (Album) Antler Records ANTLER 053 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Antler 074 CD Poésie Noire - Tetra album art Poésie Noire Tetra (Album) Antler Records Antler 074 CD Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
ANTLER 092 Poésie Noire - En Grande Colere (Seven Tales Of Schizophrenia) album art Poesie Noire* En Grande Colere (Seven Tales Of Schizophrenia) (MiniAlbum) Antler Records, Antler Records ANTLER 092 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
ANT.103B Poésie Noire - Pity For The Self Or We'll Teach You To Dance album art Poésie Noire Pity For The Self Or We'll Teach You To Dance (Album) Antler Records, Antler Records ANT.103B Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5006 LP Poésie Noire - Love Is Colder Than Death album art Poésie Noire Love Is Colder Than Death (Album) Antler-Subway AS 5006 LP Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5039 Poésie Noire - Marianne album art Poésie Noire Marianne (Album) Antler-Subway AS 5039 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
BE 001 Poésie Noire - Sense Of Purpose album art Poesie Noire* Sense Of Purpose(CD, Album) Body Electric BE 001 Belgium 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ARS 3635, ARS. 3635 Poésie Noire - The Noble Art album art Poesie Noire* The Noble Art ARS Records ARS 3635, ARS. 3635 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
ARS. 3666 Poésie Noire - The Gioconda Smile album art Poésie Noire The Gioconda Smile(12") ARS Records ARS. 3666 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
ANTLER 043 Poésie Noire - Starvation Of A Mind album art Poësie Noire* Starvation Of A Mind(7", Single) Antler Records ANTLER 043 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
ANT 062, ANTLER 062 Poésie Noire - Timber album art Poesie Noire* Timber Antler Records, Antler Records ANT 062, ANTLER 062 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
ANT 052 Poésie Noire - Radio Active Flood album art Poesie Noire* Radio Active Flood(12", Single) Antler Records ANT 052 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Antler 074 7 Poésie Noire - Tragedy album art Poésie Noire Tragedy(7", S/Sided) Antler Records Antler 074 7 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
AS 5006-7 Poésie Noire - Deja Vu album art Poésie Noire Deja Vu(7") Antler-Subway AS 5006-7 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5005, AS 5005-7 Poésie Noire - Taste Of Candy album art Poesie Noire* Taste Of Candy(7") Antler-Subway, Antler-Subway AS 5005, AS 5005-7 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5006 EXTRA A Poésie Noire - Love Is Colder Than Death album art Poésie Noire Love Is Colder Than Death(12") Antler-Subway AS 5006 EXTRA A Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5021 - CD, AS 5021 - CDM Poésie Noire - Oblivion album art Poesie Noire* Oblivion (Maxi) Antler-Subway, Antler-Subway AS 5021 - CD, AS 5021 - CDM Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
AS 5038 CDM Poésie Noire - Toulouse album art Poésie Noire Toulouse (Maxi, Single) Antler-Subway AS 5038 CDM Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
AS 5046-7 Poésie Noire - I Didn't Ask album art Poesie Noire* I Didn't Ask Antler-Subway AS 5046-7 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
AS 5054 Poésie Noire - I've Lost A Friend album art Poésie Noire I've Lost A Friend Antler-Subway AS 5054 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
AS 5066-7 Poésie Noire - B-Wall album art Poésie Noire B-Wall(7") Antler-Subway AS 5066-7 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

Antler 099 Poésie Noire - Poesie Noire album art Poésie Noire Poesie Noire(Cass, Comp) Antler Records Antler 099 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
Antler 082 - CD, 082- CD, Antler 082-CD Poésie Noire - Existential Despair, Methaphysical Distress, Ontological Ungludation And Cosmic Meltdown album art Poesie Noire* Existential Despair, Methaphysical Distress, Ontological Ungludation And Cosmic Meltdown(CD, Comp) Antler Records, Antler Records, Antler Records Antler 082 - CD, 082- CD, Antler 082-CD Belgium 1988 Sell This Version