Diabolique was originally intended to be a solo album by actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to be composed by French band The Limiñanas and produced in Berlin by American artist, and band leader of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anton Newcombe. Instead a vision was born which was to upset these plans. A vision called L’Epée, which has produced a tour, an intense album, and some love letters moved by rock’n’roll, the music which saves lives.
The basis of many electric sounds is a beautiful old song, its name: Rock’n’Roll, with Capital Letters. It is pronounced Lou Reed yet speaks of a woman whose life was saved by rock’n’roll. This woman, like so many whose lives deviated in the dark and mysterious rock of Lou Reed, could be called Marie or Emmanuelle. It is around this axis of vitiated rock that Marie Limiñana and Emmanuelle Seigner found themselves as members of the gang-like group named L’Epée, which could make you want to cross the sidewalk. But be reassured historians, if the Velvet Underground with its lacerated rock and darkness has served as cement for this international group, Diabolique is anything but an album reserved for this genre. It is the work of a team, or rather a family, reunited without barriers, without artifice. It is referenced, but with humor, and distance.
L’épéeMonday December 9 2019