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Univers Zero



4.04 | 208 ratings

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4 stars (Neo) classical music played by classically trained musicians (mostly acoustic) with big amount of rock technique, energy and rawness. How much I like this band?

I believe, that point of view on Univers Zero strongly depends on your musical preferences in general. And if I really like free-jazz based avant prog ( almost all Zorn projects for example), or early avant with blues/psyche roots (as Cpt. Beefheart or FZ), I often have some problems with avant garde, based on classical music.

I like to listen time to time real classic avant, but it's usually more interesting, than pleasant procedure. Similar feeling I have with classic-based RIO bands. It's too often sounds for me as chamber guys searching the way to make their music more accessible and attractive. What is not a bad idea at all, but just not a very avantgardish.

Speaking about THIS UZ album, I think it is more energetic, raw and alive, than next one (often described as masterpiece). Still too much pure classic in places, but some moments are really dark, raw, with excellent Zaboitzeff strings. From both albums, I will prefer this one. Because of presented real rock soul, not almost refined chamber orchestra, as on next release.

snobb | 4/5 |


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