Jacques Cochise marks Da ! Heard It Records’ 25th release with Documents interdits: les pistes oubliées (“Forbidden documents: the forgotten tracks”), an opus of seven pieces putting to music the famous off voice of the “Les Documents Interdits.”
Aired on La Sept in the late 80s, these precursor videos of the “found footage” genre would keep the audience on the edge of their seats through eight episodes transmitted across the waves without any explanation whatsoever.
Far from his first album Vengeance which featured 8bit-electro-punchy sounds, Jacques Cochise offers a special place to ambient and synth-wave for the re-adaptation of this televised UFO. Inspired by John Carpenter movie soundtracks, Cochise sublimes the outstanding instants of these videos for an experience that much more intense and breathtaking. From “Pique Nique” (Picnic) to “Fantômes” (Ghosts), the album transports us into an intriguing and worrisome sound universe.
Documents interdits: les pistes oubliées is an engaging hybrid album that one listens to—as one would an audio book—carefully.
Danielle Josset (translation)