There were groups like “Can” in Germany, “Nurse with Wound” in England, “The Residents” in the United States…and Déficit Des Années Antérieures (DDAA) in France.
Created in 1977 by three artists from the Beaux-Arts de Caen: Jean-Luc André, Sylvie Martineau-Fairy, Jean-Philippe Fairy; DDAA is a pioneer of all indie scene, experimental, and industrial 80s music and audiovisual projects. Approaching music in a completely unique way, and brilliantly produced by their own ILLUSION PRODUCTION label (with more 40 published references), DDAA was and is undoubtedly one of the most legendary groups of the French underground for the past 30 years.
In 2015 DDAA released their album “Defragmentation Des Pierres Qui Chauffent” alongside their remixed single of two tracks from the same album on Psychofon Records. The album and single are available individually, and a special collector’s package is available as well. “Defragmentation Des Pierres Qui Chauffent” is haunting and dreamy, with piercing vocals weaving in and out to create a surreal trance-enducing collage..A perfect intro to those new with their music and a definite fan pleaser for veterans.
In 2017 DDAA released the double 7″ set, titled “Dada est Mort”, a eulogy for our favorite art form. Dada est Mort is a display of harshly beautiful rhythmic convergence. Showing observationally precise commentary while at the same time treading the sea of the obscure.. This is somewhere around their 50th release since about 1979 (150+ if you count all of their appearances with other artists).