Present

Present were a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that was initially active during the first half of the 1980s. The band was headed by erstwhile Univers Zéro guitarist Roger Trigaux and also included ongoing UZ drummer Daniel Denis, who concurrently played in Art Zoyd while recording the debut Present album Triskaidékaphobie, released in 1980 on Atem. A […]

Univers Zéro

Univers Zéro is a Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble that debuted with a 1977 self-titled Atem release (later retitled 1313), followed by the 1979–84 discs Hérésie, Ceux du Dehors, and Uzed. Musically, they evolved from an acoustic neo-classical sound to the hi-tech avant-rock style of their 1986 Cuneiform release Heatwave. Bandleader Daniel Denis released two Nineties solo […]

Univers Zero ‎– Heatwave (1986)

Heatwave is the fifth album by Belgian chamber-rock ensemble Univers Zéro, released in 1986 on Cuneiform. Tracklist: A1. “Heatwave” (8:34) A2. “Chinavox” (4:49) A3. “Bruit dans les murs” (8:25) B1. “The Funeral Plain” (20:24) Credits: Michel Delory — guitar Daniel Denis — voice, drums, percussion Dirk Descheemaeker — clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone Christian Genet — bass […]

Present ‎– Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (1985)

Le Poison Qui Rend Fou is the second album by Belgian chamber-rock/Zheul combo Present, released in 1985 on Cuneiform. Tracklist: A1. “Le poison qui rend fou, Part 1: Ram Ram va faire “pif paf”” (15:25) A2. “Ersatz” (5:07) B1. “Le poison qui rend fou, Part 2: Didi, dans ta chambre!” (9:42) B2. “Samana” (9:15 — […]

Univers Zero ‎– Uzed (1984)

Uzed is the fourth album by Belgian chamber-rock ensemble Univers Zéro, released in 1984 on Cryonic. Tracklist: A1. “Présage” (9:48) A2. “L’étrange mixture du docteur Schwartz” (3:52) A3. “Célesta (For Chantal)” (6:55) B1. “Parade” (6:37) B2. “Émanations” (15:43) Credits: Daniel Denis — drums, percussion, synthesizer Dirk Descheemaeker — soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet Christian Genet — […]

Univers Zero ‎– Ceux du Dehors (1981)

Ceux du Dehors is the third album by Belgian chamber-rock ensemble Univers Zéro, released in 1981 on the Atem and Recommended labels. Tracklist: A1. “Dense” (12:23) A2. “La corne du bois des pendus” (8:38) B1. “Bonjour chez vous” (3:45) B2. “Combat” (12:50) B3. “La musique d’Erich Zann” (3:25) B4. “La tête du corbeau” (3:15) Credits: Daniel […]

Present ‎– Triskaidékaphobie (1980)

Triskaidékaphobie is the debut album by Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl combo Present, released in 1980 on Atem.   Tracklist: A1. “Promenade au fond d’un Canal” (19:16) B1. “Quatre-vingt Douze” (15:34 — :01–7:57–10:10–12:10–13:52–15:25) B2. “Répulsion” (3:21) Credits: Roger Trigaux — guitar, piano Alain Rochette — piano Christian Genet — electric bass, percussion Daniel Denis — drums, percussion