FOR FANS OF: In the Nursery, Depeche Mode - The beauty of this particular release lay in its simplicity and originality. "Devant le Miroir" is by far the most polished of his works to date. The album starts with "Au Travers Des Lauriers", an adaptation of the popular song "Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre" which has been attributed to many situations over the years. Perhaps this time for an unknown soldier, but this is the Derniere Volonte version: a driving percussive piece with dulcimer & tambourine. Derniere Volonte has evolved over the years, starting from 1998 with the thematic limited cassette release, Obeir et mourir which was an historical snapshot of a particular place in time. However, in the millennium the level of standards were raised with "Le Feu Sacre", which brought us a stylishly dramatic mix of rhythmic drumming and keyboards, and of course those very French vocals. The environment that formed without relying on the tricks of the trade really pique your interest.