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Derriere Le Miroir


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Five years after Ralf Jesek and Kai Kampmann have done their first musical steps as NewWave-duo T:H:E (and appeared on a regional compilation), they decide to resurrect this “school-project” at the beginning of 1992. With the new name DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR (inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Through The Looking-Glass’) and with Nicole Rellum as additional vocalist they are invited to take part on the third part of the “German Mystic Sounds”-sampler series, initiated by the important German Independent-magazine ‘Zillo’. Their 4-track-demo “Simple Blue” is released and introduces their sensitive WavePop impressively to the scene.

After a short “guest performance” at ‘Spirit Records’ DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR sign to ‘Session Music Group’ in 1993. This company establishes especially for the band a sub-label called ‘derrière records’ and releases their debut album “Alibis” in summertime.
Some chart entrys follow as well as some tv and radio appearances. In autumn the band produces the mini-album “Pregnant E.P.” (which got its curious name from Nicole’s pregnancy at that time) and works together with the German dancefloor-producer Enrico Zabler (e.g. Masterboy, World’s Apart) and the musical actrice Melanie Wittke.
In summer 1994 they introduce their new additional vocalist Astrid Reich by the MCD “A Notion Of Light” to their audience. This song also becomes subject matter at a Spanish school.

After the second, quite melancholic album “Deep” DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR leave ‘derrière records’ and sign to the bigger label ‘Nightshade Prod.’, where they - now without Astrid again - release their most pop-orientated album so far: “Thieves & Kisses”. The first bigger tour follows - and in a club in São Paulo a DLM-Special Night is celebrated.


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  • mizer_mizer

    "Just Like You" ouff so passion

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WarKhort

    very nice band.. i like 'pictures'

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • RalfSD

    Tolle Zeit "Simple Blue"!!! ;o)

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BevM

    Probably one of the most under-rated bands you'll ever hear. "Tell Me" and "Alibis" are pieces of pure audio MAGIC.

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Keznor

    Three of their albums have been digitally remastered in November and have been re-released as mp3 downloads. You can get them on amazon and other pages, just follow the links at

    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Ricro

    again, a very underrated new wave band.

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • sertz_musik

    yeeeees, i like them

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • sopor

    Anyone has a full album of this amazing band?

    13 Sep 2006 Reply

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