Theories from abduction and murder to a planned disappearance to spontaneous human combustion have been floated, but in the ensuing years, not a trace of the duo has turned up except for a mysterious letter purportedly written by Coule claiming that the pair journeyed to India on a spiritual quest, only to meet with further hardships. Indeed, the short and terribly unhappy lives of Forque and Coule are at the root of the small but fervent cult following the mysterious duo have gained since their disappearance, not least because the placid, largely instrumental music on the duo's albums betrays no hint of the sorrow that framed their personal lives. This would be a terribly sad story if a word of it were true. In reality, Deux Filles were Simon Fisher Turner, former child star/teen idol and future soundtrack composer, and his mate Colin Lloyd Tucker. Turner and Tucker left an early incarnation of The The in 1981 to pursue another musical direction.
Turner claims that the idea of Deux Filles came to him in a dream, and he and Tucker strictly maintained the fiction throughout the duo's career. Not only did they pose in drag for the album covers, the duo once even played live without the audience realizing that the tragic French girls on-stage were actually a pair of blokes from south London having a giggle. Deux Filles released two albums through Turner and Tucker's Papier Mache label, 1982's Silence & Wisdom and 1983's Double Happiness. After that, the duo scrapped the Deux Filles concept and released two ambient pop albums as Jeremy's Secret. Deux Filles is a duo of exquisitely talented multi-instrumentalists who are no strangers in the avantgarde territory for they both achieved considerable success outside mainstream.
Producing indescribably beautiful music, both their Deux Filles albums - 'Double Happiness' & 'Silence & Wisdom' are now rare to find - music the world is sadly missing in greater quantities - reconciling electronic soundscapes, emotional acoustics, occasional doses of spooky tissue and exotic touches, all of which simply defy categorisation - except the word 'masterpiece'. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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