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UNIVERS ZERO (1313)

Univers Zero

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.28 | 157 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
Prog Reviewer
5 stars UNIVERS ZERO is one of those unique musical forces that managed from the getgo to forge their own sonic sensationalism by lurking in the crevices that exist below the established musical genres. The genres are the musical peaks like those of mountains that attract the attention of the masses.

UNIVERS ZERO took certain aspects of the peaks of classical, jazz and rock in the form of 20th century chamber music and created something dark and mystical yet accessible enough to distinguish it from musical gibberish yet remaining outside of the norm. A musical tightrope act that they succeeded in forging through carefully arranged compositions that take their time to unfold.

UNIVERS ZERO managed to masterfully infuse these genres on their first album 1313 in a strange way that took the chamber rock antecedents from musical entities like Art Zoyd and Henry Cow, classical ones from Bartok and Stravinsky and free-jazz like constructions that actually had patterns to them and create interesting yet peculiar musical developments that always lead somewhere that makes total sense once the mystery of where they go has been presented.

UNIVERS ZERO created a musical masterpiece with this first album that interested me upon first listen and still does time and time again. This is a totally acoustic affair and although at times it teeters on pure chaos it always resolves itself with a logical balancing act that ultimately leaves a pure satisfaction with the musical developments that persist throughout the entire run of this excellent debut album.

siLLy puPPy | 5/5 |

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