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Univers Zero



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5 stars UNIVERS ZERO was founded in 1974 and broke up in 1987, and they were one of the bands that founded the Rock In Opposition (R.I.O.) movement. Their music is dark, distinctive and experimental. It's like a blend of avant- garde, chamber music, classical music, jazz-fusion, medieval music, neo-classical and progressive rock. Imagine a mix between ART ZOYD, BÉLA BARTOK, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, ESKATON, HENRY COW. KING CRIMSON, MAGMA, SOFT MACHINE. IGOR STRAVINSKY, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, VON ZAMLA and FRANK ZAPPA. The extremely skilled musicians were using both traditional rock instruments and classical instruments such as bass, bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, clarinets, drums, harmonium, harpsichord, keyboards, oboe, piano and violin. "Crawling Wind" was originally released in 1983 as a limited edition, japanese only 12" EP by Eastern Works. This rare and long unavailable 3-track EP has now been re-mastered and available in the CD format with addition of rare never before released studio and live material. "Toujours plus á l'est" and "Before the Heat" were recorded in the studio in 1983 while "Central Belgium in the Dark" was recorded live in Belgium in 1982. The additional tracks are "Influences" (1982), a track originally found on Recommended Records Sampler, "Triomphe Des Mouches", recorded at a concert in Hanover, Germany, from 1984 and "Complainte", recorded at a concert in Leuven, Belgium, from 1979. "Crawling Wind" is a long awaited re-release that thanks to Cuneiform Records has been available again. The band reformed in the late 1990's and released "The Hard Quest" in 1999.
Greger | 5/5 |


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