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Univers Zéro
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Belgium
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Univers Zéro are an instrumental Belgian band known for playing dark music heavily influenced by 20th century chamber music. The band was formed in 1974 by drummer Daniel Denis. For a time they were part of a musical movement called Rock in Opposition (RIO) which strove to create dense challenging music, a direct contrast to the disco and punk music being produced in the late 70s. Obvious early influences were Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky however the band also cited less well known composers such as Albert Huybrechts, who was also Belgian.
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http://www.univers-zero.com
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Releases on file (15)
Univers Zéro — Phosphorescent Dreams Univers Zéro — Phosphorescent Dreams
(Arcangelo ARC-1313, 2014, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Univers Zéro — Clivages Univers Zéro — Clivages
(Cuneiform Rune 295, 2010, CD)
Univers Zéro — Live Univers Zéro — Live
(Cuneiform Rune 220, 2005, CD)
Univers Zero — Implosion Univers Zero — Implosion
(Cuneiform Rune 190, 2004, CD)
Univers Zero — Rhythmix Univers Zero — Rhythmix
(Cuneiform Rune 165, 2002, CD)
Univers Zero — The Hard Quest Univers Zero — The Hard Quest
(Cuneiform Rune 120, 1999, CD)
Various Artists — Enneade Various Artists — Enneade
(Musea FGBG 4005 AR, 1987/1990, CD)
Univers Zéro — Heatwave Univers Zéro — Heatwave
(Cuneiform Rune 9, 1987, CD)
Univers Zéro — Uzed Univers Zéro — Uzed
(Cuneiform Rune 15, 1984/1988, CD)
Univers Zéro — Crawling Wind Univers Zéro — Crawling Wind
(Cuneiform Rune 155, 1983/2001, CD)
Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler
(Recommended Records (RéR) ReR 25A/B, 1982/2009, 2CD)
Univers Zéro — Ceux du Dehors Univers Zéro — Ceux du Dehors
(Cuneiform Rune 39, 1981/1992, CD)
Univers Zéro — Heresie Univers Zéro — Heresie
(Cuneiform Rune 29, 1979/1991, CD)
Univers Zéro — 1313 (aka Univers Zéro) Univers Zéro — 1313 (aka Univers Zéro)
(Cuneiform Rune 20, 1977/1989, CD)

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