Biography

Being born and almost dying during this very first day of life, on Halloween 1978 makes a very uncommon destiny.

Paris Obscur is a commanding man. Through his stature, first, through his voice, also. But more than anything else, his presence will brand your heart and mind. Sometimes quiet and observant, sometimes as passionate as a burning volcano, Paris Obscur is the kind of man that you would simply not forget. His strong sense of humor, his extrovert personality will give you the feeling that he is a genuine and self-assured person. He would be easily pictured as a company boss or as a politician.

Sticking to these prejudices would, though, be a terrible mistake. Not that it would be wrong, it would simply be incomplete. And there is no better way to discover his inner secret garden than through his unique and magnificient art. He delivers a range of emotions that only those who have a torn heart can express. He shows us his cracks, his delicateness, his sensitivity. He goes on smiling, but sometimes, he cries too. Paris Obscur creates his own music that does not need to stick to any given genre or category. His genre is Paris Obscur. And his voice ... so uncommon, so rich, a deep bass voice with full harmonics, sensual, husky, sometimes ethereal, sometimes guttural... is such a beautiful instrument to express his art.

Paris Obscur also loves drawing, painting or staging. This particularity (he creates, builds and plays himself all his shows) makes his work so coherent and beautiful at the same time. This deep immersion in his universe will change your life forever.

There is something we can say for sure about Paris Obscur : he is moved by an incredible urge to live that he has the generosity to share with us.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the rare, precious and enchanting world of Paris Obscur.

 

Story

 

The story starts with Leonard Cohen's song : Le Partisan. A man survives WWII. Alone. Without betraying the memory of his first family, he decides to find love once again, a woman who gives him two lovely boys. Sadly, the woman dies while giving birth, leaving her husband alone to raise their two sons. These three destinies are told in Paris Obscur's songs, all inspired by real stories, lived, related, distorted experiences.

The stories are told in a way that is neither scientific nor journalistic. Paris Obscur rather focuses on points of views, perspectives especially those of different characters about a same given situation. It is an intense and dangerous travel through strong and contradictory emotions. The author has carefully avoided any strong moral position while telling his stories. The listener alone will judge and define the limits of what can be considered as acceptable.

 

The Characters

In Paris Obscur's songs, the artist rarely expresses his feeling in his name.
His characters will rather tell us about their stories.
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The Jewish Father

Back from WWII, after having lost his wife and children, he meets love again. His new wife, the Dead Mother, gives him two beautiful boys, the Rapist and the Depressed Schizoid Hero.
Burnt by a very uncommon fate, will he eventually find peace or will he drown in the darkness of his soul ?



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The King

Là-Bas

Ta Vie


Oppression

Fix Me

Leila

Look At That Man

Schwarz Ist Die Nacht

The Birth


A venir

Ces Larmes Que Tu Ne Vois Pas

La Messe Noire

Saul

Schnaps

The Bond

The Long And Painful Agony Of Mr Aaron Rosenberg

The Ocean

The Truth Is

The Dead Mother

She thought he was a bit original and awkward. But the Jewish Father, very tenacious, will end up stealing her heart. From this beautiful union, two marvellous sons would be born : the Rapist and the Depressed Schizoid Hero.
But where does her name come from ? Which tragic event will tear happiness apart and change her life forever ?



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The King

Là-Bas

Ta Vie


Oppression

Fix Me

Je M'Enfuis

Look At That Man

Schwarz Ist Die Nacht

The Birth


A venir

Avant

Schnaps

The Truth Is

The Depressed Schizoid Hero

He had everything needed to be a happy man. Caring parents : the Jewish Father and the Dead Mother. A weird but sweet brother : the Rapist. A woman with so many good sides : the Suicidal Wife, with whom he was having a beautiful relationship based on love and respect. But some scars are to deep to heal ...
Will the Hero win this fight against himself ?



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Little Monsters

A Dream

Beauty

Circus

Hell

Lonely

Obsessions

The Death

The End

You Say


The King

I Own You

Ne M'Oublie Pas

The Ghost


Oppression

Oppression

The Clown

Will You Go

You're My Overdose


A venir

Alright

C'est Ainsi

Ces Larmes Que Tu Ne Vois Pas

Falling

Heaven

I Wanted You To Stay 1 The Denial

I Wanted You To Stay 2 The Anger

I Wanted You To Stay 3 The Bargaining

I Wanted You To Stay 4 The Depression

I Wanted You To Stay 5 The Acceptance

Jessica

O Sombre Espoir Mon Desespoir

The Bond

The Last Letter

The Suicidal Wife

She loved her man : the Depressed Schizoid Hero, in spite of his pain. She loved life so much that she would have so dearly wanted to give it by herself. A tragedy. A birth that would never happen.
Will she follow her dark thoughts ? Will she choose the love of a man, or the love of a son ?



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Little Monsters

A Dream

Beauty

Hell

Lonely

Obsessions

The Death

You Say


The King

I Own You

Ne M'Oublie Pas

The Ghost


Oppression

Cutting My Veins

The Clown

Will You Go

You're My Overdose


A venir

Alright

Ange

Falling

I Wanted You To Stay 1 The Denial

I Wanted You To Stay 2 The Anger

I Wanted You To Stay 3 The Bargaining

I Wanted You To Stay 4 The Depression

I Wanted You To Stay 5 The Acceptance

Jessica

Justine

The Last Letter

The Rapist

He was having since childhood such a strange love/hate relationship with women. He killed without wanting it the Dead Mother. He raped the Princess. He behaved badly with the Ignored Wife, blinded by her love for him. He found his very own way to pay for his sins by letting the Sadist have his own fun with him.
How could he survive such a destiny ?



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Little Monsters

A Voice

Girl

I Know

The Darkness Of My Soul

You Will See


The King

A Part Of Me Dies Tonight

Allein

As I Am

Happy Enough

Make Me Dream

My Friend

The King

The Road


Oppression

Fly Butterfly

I Want To Make You Cry

Je M'Enfuis

Je Vous M

Revenge

Right Or Wrong


A venir

Hopes

L'Enfer C'Est Toi

La Vie Est Une Fête

My Innocence

Pity In My Eyes

Saul

The Collector

We Are The Ones

You Make My Heart Cry

You've Got To Go

The Ignored Wife

She loved the Rapist madly, ready for all sacrifices for him. He was the man of his life, her true love, even if, inside her, she knew that something was not totally right. He didn't really care, as long as he would ... make her dream.
From mad love to hatred, the distance can be so short. Will she go along that way ?



Songs related to this character


Little Monsters

A Voice

I Know


The King

A Part Of Me Dies Tonight

Allein

As I Am

Happy Enough

Make Me Dream

The King


Oppression

Fly Butterfly

Right Or Wrong


A venir

Justine

L'Enfer C'Est Toi

The Collector

We Are The Ones

You've Got To Go

The Princess

Her biggest flaw was to be to pretty. Or to have ignored him too long. Positive and optimistic, even in her very own hell, she will discover the joyce and happiness to become a mother. And she would love her daughter strongly and inconditionally.
But does she have a child or a Little Monster, result of a forced union with the Rapist ?



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Little Monsters

Girl

Little Monster


Oppression

Et Tu T'En Vas

Leila

Revenge


A venir

My Innocence

Valentina

You Make My Heart Cry

The Little Monster

We love hating her. Or we hate loving her. She was born to parents who had no love for each other : the Rapist and the Princess. Sadly, she is more similar to her father than her mother. She wishes to meet him, her mentor.
Will the meeting with the Rapist be as great as expected ?



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Little Monsters

Little Monster

You Will See


Oppression

Et Tu T'En Vas


A venir

Hopes

Pity In My Eyes

Valentina

The Sadist

Stupid and nasty. Black or white. No shade of grey for him, the man with a heart full of anger and bitterness. Only venom and violence exists for him.
Would this man full of hatred eventually be the real hero of these sordid stories by making the Rapist pay for all his crimes, through pain and humiliation ?



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The King

C'Est Trop Mignon


Oppression

I Want To Make You Cry

Pizza


A venir

Hard To Be Me

Shut Up (You're Boring Me)

The Unborn Baby

He is waiting for his mother, the Suicidal Wife, in the next world. He will never know his father, the Depressed Schizoid Hero. Would he have been a dentist or a musician ? Noone will ever know.
When you consider it all, with such a family, perhaps can we be happy for him that he never survived ?



Songs related to this character


A venir

Ange

 

Songs


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A Dream


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A Part Of Me Dies Tonight


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A Voice


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Allein


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Alright


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Ange


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As I Am


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Avant


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Beauty


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C'est Ainsi


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C'Est Trop Mignon


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Ces Larmes Que Tu Ne Vois Pas


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Circus


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Cutting My Veins


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Et Tu T'En Vas


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Falling


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Fix Me


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Fly Butterfly


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Girl


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Happy Enough


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Hard To Be Me


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Heaven


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Hell


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Hopes


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I Know


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I Own You


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I Want To Make You Cry


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I Wanted You To Stay 1 The Denial


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I Wanted You To Stay 2 The Anger


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I Wanted You To Stay 3 The Bargaining


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I Wanted You To Stay 4 The Depression


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I Wanted You To Stay 5 The Acceptance


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Je M'Enfuis


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Je Suis


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Je Vous M


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Jessica


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Justine


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L'Enfer C'Est Toi


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La Messe Noire


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La Vie Est Une Fête


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Là-Bas


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Leila


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Little Monster


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Lonely


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Look At That Man


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Make Me Dream


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My Friend


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My Innocence


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Ne M'Oublie Pas


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O Sombre Espoir Mon Desespoir


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Obsessions


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Oppression


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Paris, Le 13 Novembre 2015


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Perdu


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Pity In My Eyes


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Pizza


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Prends-moi


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Revenge


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Right Or Wrong


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Saul


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Schnaps


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Schwarz Ist Die Nacht


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Shut Up (You're Boring Me)


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Ta Vie


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The Birth


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The Bond


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The Clown


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The Collector


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The Darkness Of My Soul


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The Death


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The End


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The Ghost


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The King


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The Last Letter


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The Long And Painful Agony Of Mr Aaron Rosenberg


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The Ocean


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The Road


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The Truth Is


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Valentina


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We Are The Ones


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Will You Go


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You Make My Heart Cry


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You Say


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You Will See


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You're My Overdose


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You've Got To Go


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