Wednesday 18 November 2020

Univers Zero - Phosphorescent Dreams (2014)

The tenth and so far latest album from this band from Belgium.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, percussion, bass clarinet, clarinet, saxophones, piano, keyboards and guitars.

The band was helped by three guest musicians who provided trumpet, trombone, drums and percussion.

This band released their first album in the 1970s and were and still is a part of the first wave of RIO/avant garde bands. 

Univers Zero is in short legends in the avant garde and progressive rock scene.

Their music is not rock. Nor progressive rock. It is chamber orchestra music. That still with some electric guitars, bass and keyboards.

I have never found their music as compelling as the music from their sister band Present. The reason may be that I am not a fan of classical music. I prefer rock and jazz.

This album is one hour long and the music is a mix of light and dark music classic avant-garde chamber orchestra music.

I prefer the more darker pieces of music. The more lighter moments is still good and this is another good album from this band from Belgium. I hope we will hear more from them. But I doubt it.

Check out their ten studio albums.

3 points

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