Poésie Noire

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Poésie Noire are a Belgian band that rose to prominence in the mid-'80s. 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 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.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Tales of Doom 1
1988 Tetra 1
1989 Love Is Colder Than Death 1
1991 Marianne 1
2010 Sense of Purpose 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Existential Despair, Metaphysical Distress, Onthological Ungludation and Cosmic Meltdown 1
1989 En Grande Colère / Pity for the Self 1
1990 Complicated 4 1
1991 Tabula Rasa 1
2002 The Best Of, Volume 1 1
2005 The Best Of, Volume 2 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Oblivion 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Pity for the Self or We'll Teach You to Dance 1

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