They were invited to play at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris as well as to support Killing Joke at the Palace in Paris, or play at the Cirque dHiver de Paris for the French magazine Actuel which spoke of « rock Artaud ». Each show of the group had to be a unique event always different from their previous show. Clair Obscur invited performers, dancers, plasticians, musicians coming from jazz and classical music... and attempted to break the established sketches of the performance, as for example by creating in an Italian style theatre (théâtre Déjazet in Paris) a feigned bucolic decorum, featuring a chamber orchestra and replicas of famous impressionist paintings, to destroy it immediately after.
The group were also invited at the Printemps de Bourges, in Germany (Hamburg, Mainz, Wave Treffen in Leipzig...), Austria (Wiener Festwochen/Töne und Gegentöne), Belgium (Vooruit in Gent), Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich, Bern)... They have published a dozen of records on French, British, German and American labels. After an absence of seven years, Clair Obscur reformed in November 2004. They were invited at the Heaven's Gate festival in Strasbourg, at the Kab de l'Usine in Geneva, at the Emo-Son festival in Bourges, at La Locomotive in Paris... 2.
CLAIR OBSCUR is a melodic black metal band from France. Its sole member, "Aurelion" produced at least 2 demos in the year 1997, as well as the band's lone LP, Sombre Revelations, an ecclectic album molded in the form of Black Metal, but incorporating elements of many diverse musical styles. Next to nothing is known about Aurelion, CLAIR OBSCUR or his other metal band, ETERNAL FUNERAL. Sombre Revelations was distributed by Perverted Taste Records of Germany.
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