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3.82 | 13 ratings | 3 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Les Portes (7:24)
2. Stratagème (3:20)
3. Deploration Mais non destinée aux Morts (4:34)
4. Petit Choral (1:21)
5. Electronika Mambo-Musette (5:26)
6. Coeur de Boeuf (2:35)
7. Opus Rictus (5:00)
8. Histoire Belge (1:34)
9. Bulgarian Flying Spirit Dances (5:38)
10. Rumeurs d'en bas (2:57)
11. The Devil's Kitchen (2:00)
12. Second Presage (8:06)
13. Histoire Belge (reprise) (0:38)

Total Time: 50:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Daniel Denis / drums, percussion, keyboards, noises
- François Garny / bass
- Guy Segers / bass
- Pierre Vervloesem / guitar
- Andy Kirk / piano, guitar
- Dirk Descheemaeker / clarinet, bass clarinet, Soprano saxophone
- Michel Massot / bass tuba
- Daniel Stokart / Alto saxophone
- Jan Kuijken / cellos
- Jean-Pierre Catoul / violin
- Bart Quartier / marimba

Releases information

CD Cuneiforme-RUNE 49 (1993)

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DANIEL DENIS Les Eaux Troubles ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
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DANIEL DENIS Les Eaux Troubles reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars 3.5 stars really! For his second solo album in a two year gap, Daniel Denis invited more "friends" and this guest list reads a bit like a who's who of experimental rock in Belgium. Catoul is now defunct but was a good violinist, Segers of course an ancient UZ and Present alumni, Vervloesem is the guitarist leader of those crazy X-Legged Sally, and more.... Without forgetting UZ future members Kuiken and Descheemaeker.

Unlike the previous album, the tracks are shorter and some suggest a bit of humour something almost inconcievable with such somber music still very much in U Z mould.

Recommended only to the usual fans of such adventurous music.

Review by Syzygy
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4 stars Daniel Denis has doggedly followed his unique muse for over 30 years, never compromising his artistic vision. Les Eaux Troubles is the most musically diverse and probably the most personally revealing work of this remarkable composer and performer, and is also something of a bridge between phase 1 and phase 2 of Univers Zero.

The two lengthy tracks that open and (almost) close the album are closest in style to Univers Zero, and in between them he lets his muse run free and pays homage to some of his influences. 'Coeur de Boeuf' - literally translated 'Heart of Beef' is a deftly executed tip of the hat to another great individual stylist, Captain Beefheart, and features some nimble marimba playing from future Univers Zero member Bart Quartier. 'Bulgarian Flying Spirit Dances' draws heavily on the East European composers who are an obvious influence on his work, particularly Bartok. 'Opus Rictus', despite the sombre title, is almost playful, propelled along by bass tuba and some agreeably daft massed voices. Denis' drumming is impeccable throughout, and he coaxes superb performances from all his guests. Jan Kuijken on cello and Dirk Descheemaeker on clarinet make particularly fine contributions.

This album is recommended to any fans of RIO and Zeuhl. Whilst it's not exactly easy listening, it's probably the most accessible of Denis' work to date.

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5 stars God, I just love this stuff. The beauty of Daniel Denis is that you can enjoy the music on quite a few levels. Since I am not classically trained or educated, I can't imagine the knowledge that it takes to produce this unique peak into the creative source of Daniel Denis. But, as a prog rock guy, lo ... (read more)

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