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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than the vast majority of post-black metal, ''especially'' their friends in Deafheaven.



* {{Expy}}: Marie has a lot in common with Simone from Georges Bataille's ''Story of the Eye'', as the absurdly hedonistic and willfully disgusting consort of a nameless male narrator.



* TheHedonist: Every time she appears, Marie is engaged in some type of horribly depraved sexual act, usually involving scat, urine, zoophilia, or all of the above.
* {{Homage}}: "Washerwoman", both in its title and composition, seems to be one to "Washer" by Music/{{Slint}}.



* SpokenWordInMusic: If the vocals aren't screamed, they will probably be examples of this instead. This is likely due to the {{Music/Slint}} influence mentioned under MusicalPastiche.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: If the vocals aren't screamed, they will probably be examples of this instead. This is likely due to the {{Music/Slint}} influence mentioned under MusicalPastiche. Even when the vocals are screamed, the lyrics themselves are usually written in prose anyway.


Their name comes from that of a character from a book written by French symbolist Alfred Jarry, titled, "The Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician." The character in question is that of a monkey, itself a hallucination that may or may not be a figment of the narrator's imagination. The lyricism is a major element of their material, which is inspired mostly by surrealist works, including those of the aforementioned French author, and even Kafka. Such topics explored in their songs include human depravity, sex, death, filth, and bodies. A recurring character named Marie has been the subject of several tracks, functioning as the exploration of almost all of the above topics.

The band has released five albums so far, starting with a self-titled LP in 2010, released on the small label The Flenser. Each year after that, they've released albums II and III respectively. They've also teamed up with blackgaze stalwarts Music/{{Deafheaven}} in 2012, with an album simply called "deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage", contributing an original track entitled, "A Mimesis of Purpose." In 2015 they returned with "All Fours", opening with a track featuring the previously mentioned character Marie. After another three years, the band released their latest album "Further Still", in which they have explored more sonic avenues to expand their sound.

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Their name comes from that of a character from a book written by French symbolist Alfred Jarry, titled, "The titled ''The Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician." Pataphysician''. The character in question is that of a monkey, itself a hallucination that may or may not be a figment of monkey; later in the narrator's imagination. novel, the narrator wonders whether the monkey ever even existed, or if it was merely a hallucination. The lyricism is a major element of their material, which is inspired mostly by surrealist works, including those of the aforementioned French author, and even Kafka. Such topics Creator/FranzKafka. Topics explored in their songs include human depravity, insanity, sex, death, filth, and bodies. A recurring character named Marie has been the subject of several tracks, functioning as the an exploration of almost all of the above topics.

The band has released five albums so far, starting with a self-titled LP in 2010, released on the small label The Flenser. Each year after that, they've released albums II ''II'' and III ''III'' respectively. They've also teamed up released a split album with blackgaze stalwarts Music/{{Deafheaven}} in 2012, with an album entitled simply called "deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage", contributing "deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage"; Bosse-de-Nage contributed an original track entitled, entitled "A Mimesis of Purpose." (People familiar with Deafheaven should be aware that Bosse-de-Nage's music is significantly darker.) In 2015 they returned with "All Fours", ''All Fours'', opening with a track featuring the previously mentioned character Marie. After another three years, the band released their latest album "Further Still", ''Further Still'', in which they have explored more sonic avenues to expand their sound.



* SelfTitledAlbum: The debut.



* TitleByNumber: The second through fourth albums, though the fourth PlaysWith it by using a common English phrase that contains the number four. Dropped entirely with ''Further Still''.

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* TitleByNumber: The second through fourth albums, though the fourth PlaysWith [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] it by using a common English phrase that contains the number four. Dropped entirely with ''Further Still''.


* NonAppearingTitle: Quite a few of the earlier songs, though their tendency to use this trope has decreased with time.



* TitleByNumber: The second through fourth albums, though the fourth PlaysWith it by using a common English phrase that contains the number four. Dropped entirely with ''Further Still''.

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* TitleByNumber: The second through fourth albums, though the fourth PlaysWith it by using a common English phrase that contains the number four. Dropped entirely with ''Further Still''.Still''.
* WordSaladTitle: The band's name itself, despite being a LiteraryAllusionTitle, is also a case of this. It apparently translates as something along the lines of "Bump-swimming".


* AlbumTitleDrop: Literally the final words of ''Further Still'' are the album title. ''All Fours'' is dropped pretty early on.



* PostRock: More noticeable on their second through fourth albums, though it's still there on ''Further Still'.

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* PostRock: More noticeable on their second through fourth albums, though it's still there on ''Further Still'.Still''.



* SurrealHorror: Up to half their lyrics, probably.

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* SurrealHorror: Up to half their lyrics, probably.probably.
* TitleByNumber: The second through fourth albums, though the fourth PlaysWith it by using a common English phrase that contains the number four. Dropped entirely with ''Further Still''.

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* BodyHorror: Quite a few of their lyrics have this.


* AudioAdaptation: Songs on their first album mostly have lyrics taken from French literature. The first two songs are excerpted from Georges Bataille's ''The Dead Man''; "Excerpt from the 5th Canto" is from ''Les Chants de Maldoror'' by the Comte de Lautréamont (tr. Alexis Lykiard), and both "Excerpt from Paris Spleen" songs are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for Creator/CharlesBaudelaire's work of the same name. Two other songs have original lyrics, but vocalist/lyricist Bryan Manning is dissatisfied with their quality and has not released them.

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* AudioAdaptation: Songs on their first album mostly have lyrics taken from French literature. The first two songs are excerpted from Georges Bataille's ''The Dead Man''; "Excerpt from the 5th Canto" is from ''Les Chants de Maldoror'' by the Comte de Lautréamont (tr. Alexis Lykiard), and both "Excerpt from Paris Spleen" songs are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for Creator/CharlesBaudelaire's Charles Baudelaire's work of the same name. Two The other two songs from the album have original lyrics, but vocalist/lyricist Bryan Manning is dissatisfied with their quality and has not released them.



* EpicRocking: Songs like "The God Ennui" last about 9 to 10 minutes.

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* EpicRocking: Songs like Probably more songs than not. The longest songs are "The Death Posture" (9:21), "Why Am I So Lovely? Because My Master Washes Me" (11:14), "The God Ennui" last about 9 to 10 minutes.(10:19), "An Ideal Ledge" (9:20), "A Mimesis of Purpose" (9:04), "Washerwoman" (9:22), and "The Most Modern Staircase" (9:48).



** "Why Am I So Lovely? Because My Master Washes Me" just read the lyrics. The title has no bearing on the subject matter whatsoever.
** "Perceive There a Silence" from their album "III", appears to deal with perversion, and the subject bending their bodies in impossible ways.
** "Cells" also from "III", it explores the concept of one achieving a sort of metaphysical state while imprisoned.

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** "Why Am I So Lovely? Because My Master Washes Me" just Me." Just read the lyrics. The title has no bearing on the subject matter whatsoever.
** "Perceive There a Silence" Silence", from their album "III", ''III'', appears to deal with perversion, and the subject bending their bodies in impossible ways.
** "Cells" "Cells", also from "III", it ''III'', explores the concept of one achieving a sort of metaphysical state while imprisoned.



* SpokenWordInMusic: If the vocals aren't screamed, they will probably be examples of this instead. This is likely due to the {{Music/Slint}} influence mentioned under MusicalPastiche.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: If the vocals aren't screamed, they will probably be examples of this instead. This is likely due to the {{Music/Slint}} influence mentioned under MusicalPastiche.MusicalPastiche.
* SurrealHorror: Up to half their lyrics, probably.


* AudioAdaptation: Songs on their first album mostly have lyrics taken from French literature. The first two songs are excerpted from Georges Bataille's ''The Dead Man''; "Excerpt from the 5th Canto" is from ''Les Chants de Maldoror'' by the Comte de Lautréamont (tr. Alexis Lykiard), and both "Excerpt from Paris Spleen" songs are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for Creator/CharlesBaudelaire's work of the same name. Two other songs have original lyrics, but vocalist/lyricist Bryan Manning is dissatisfied with their quality and has not released them.



* BoleroEffect: As they are heavily influenced by PostRock, this is a major trait of their music.



* IndecipherableLyrics: To be expected with BlackMetal. The first album is particularly noted for this since the lyrics haven't been published.
* LeadDrummer: Harry Cantwell's frenetic percussion is one of this band's most acclaimed features.
* LoudnessWar: Fairly par for the course with modern metal, unfortunately.



* PostRock: More noticeable on earlier albums, it still shows up from time to time on their recent releases.

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* MusicalPastiche: Several songs, most popularly "The God Ennui" and "Washerwoman", are noted for their heavy Music/{{Slint}} influence, what with the [[BoleroEffect steadily building volumes]] and lengthy spoken-word passages. If you cut out the metal portions, unsuspecting listeners might guess they were ''Music/{{Spiderland}}'' outtakes.
* PostRock: More noticeable on earlier their second through fourth albums, it though it's still shows up from time to time there on their recent releases.''Further Still'.



* SpokenWord: They draw a lot of inspiration by the band {{Music/Slint}}, with the track "The God Ennui" being one of their most popular examples.

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* SpokenWord: They draw a lot of inspiration by SpokenWordInMusic: If the band {{Music/Slint}}, with vocals aren't screamed, they will probably be examples of this instead. This is likely due to the track "The God Ennui" being one of their most popular examples.{{Music/Slint}} influence mentioned under MusicalPastiche.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The band's members]]

Hailing from San Francisco, California, Bosse-de-Nage is a black metal outfit that has enjoyed relative obscurity pretty much since their first set of demos from 2006, with each member formally being known only by the the first letter of their first names. The band's members have been shy of giving interviews and having a social media presence beyond the odd post from time to time. While nothing new in the black metal scene, it has helped to keep the band focused on what matters most to them: putting out thought-provoking, frantic blackened shoegaze with post-rock, post-hardcore, and even screamo influences.

Their name comes from that of a character from a book written by French symbolist Alfred Jarry, titled, "The Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician." The character in question is that of a monkey, itself a hallucination that may or may not be a figment of the narrator's imagination. The lyricism is a major element of their material, which is inspired mostly by surrealist works, including those of the aforementioned French author, and even Kafka. Such topics explored in their songs include human depravity, sex, death, filth, and bodies. A recurring character named Marie has been the subject of several tracks, functioning as the exploration of almost all of the above topics.

The band has released five albums so far, starting with a self-titled LP in 2010, released on the small label The Flenser. Each year after that, they've released albums II and III respectively. They've also teamed up with blackgaze stalwarts Music/{{Deafheaven}} in 2012, with an album simply called "deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage", contributing an original track entitled, "A Mimesis of Purpose." In 2015 they returned with "All Fours", opening with a track featuring the previously mentioned character Marie. After another three years, the band released their latest album "Further Still", in which they have explored more sonic avenues to expand their sound.

A book by the vocalist, known as B. (full name "Bryan Manning", no known relation to Peyton Manning), is currently in the works. You can read an excerpt of said book here: [[https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/rzevj4/bosse-de-nage-stream-excerpt]]

!!Tropes associated with the band:
*BlackMetal: Considered a major element of their sound.
*BreakoutCharacter: Marie. She's been the subject of multiple tracks, always described by a narrator who may or may not be her lover/suitor.
*CarefulWithThatAxe: Tends to appear from time to time. A recent example is at the close of the opening track for "Further Still", with B. screaming into the mic more aggressively than usual.
*EpicRocking: Songs like "The God Ennui" last about 9 to 10 minutes.
*HarshVocals: B. sings in an abrasive, raspy howl most of the time.
*MindScrew: Oh boy, where to start with the lyrics...:
**"Why Am I So Lovely? Because My Master Washes Me" just read the lyrics. The title has no bearing on the subject matter whatsoever.
**"Perceive There a Silence" from their album "III", appears to deal with perversion, and the subject bending their bodies in impossible ways.
**"Cells" also from "III", it explores the concept of one achieving a sort of metaphysical state while imprisoned.
*MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All the way up to 10 at their heaviest, and though your mileage may vary, they may possibly hit an 11 in some more uninhibited sections.
*PostRock: More noticeable on earlier albums, it still shows up from time to time on their recent releases.
*PostModernism: Often the narrators seem to be aware of the tropes that they're participating in. Not that it stops them.
*SpokenWord: They draw a lot of inspiration by the band {{Music/Slint}}, with the track "The God Ennui" being one of their most popular examples.

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