Exposé Online banner

Univers Zéro

Univers Zéro
Country
Belgium
Profile
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.
Website
http://www.univers-zero.com
Related articles (9)
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)

Latest news

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Hawkwind - Chronicle of the Black Sword – This incarnation of the band is the same as the one that released Church of Hawkwind, except Alan Davey became a full-fledged member, and Martin Griffin was replaced by Danny Thompson on drums and...  (1994) » Read more

Roger Eno - Fragile (Music) – For those of you still unfamiliar with the brother of Brian Eno, Roger is a composer, arranger and performer who has displayed a wide array of capable skills, whether in the classic realm, techno or...  (2007) » Read more

Richard Bone - Saiyuji – Named after an ancient Singaporean Buddhist temple, Saiyuji is a collection of Asian-tinted electronic music. The songs are definitely serene and calm, and most follow a similar structural formula....  (2007) » Read more

Trance Mission - Head Light – Trance Mission is not your standard exotic world beat group. What I mean is that they don't just incorporate a compelling mix of exotic instruments: they exploit them. A short personnel breakdown...  (1997) » Read more

Greenwall - Elektropuzzles – For this release, the “band” Greenwall consists entirely of keyboardist / programmer Andrea Pavoni. The tracks were all composed from 1994 to 1998, and comprise an interesting spectrum...  (2002) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues