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Belgium septet Univers Zero's 1977 debut album, now including a large work titled "La Faulx" presented as a second LP, a much-needed vinyl reissue of this ground-breaking album of intense compositional rock from co-founders of the "Rock in Opposition" movement.

Univers Zero
Univers Zero [VINYL 2 LPs]

Univers Zero: Univers Zero [VINYL 2 LPs] (Sub Rosa)

Label: Sub Rosa    
Released in: Belgium    

"Over 30 years ago, after 3 years of work and rehearsals, a group of seven unknown Belgian musicians gathered in a small basement studio to record their first album, which they released themselves in a tiny edition of 500 copies. The album was untitled, but the catalog number was "1313", which the album eventually became known by. The power and originality of their creation turned heads and all these years later, this album is rightly considered the beginning of the 'chamber-rock' movement as well as a classic of the genre. With the release of their first album, Univers Zero went on to co-found the hugely influential "Rock in Opposition" movement with four similarly-minded bands. Active until 1987 and then reactivated in the late 1990s, Univers Zero are considered to be one of the greatest avant-garde rock bands of all time.

Working in a world-class studio, this album has been re-mixed from the original multi-track tapes and remastered. It has never sounded better. The front cover is restored to be a facsimile of the original issue, and included is a never-released nearly 30 minute live bonus track in surprisingly excellent sound, a 16 page booklet with many never-before seen photos, as well as a very complete history of the band up to the recording of this album."-Cuneiform

"It's stunning how well Univers Zero's 1977 debut holds, musically and sonically, compared to...anything else happening in so-called new storm clouds rolling out of the horizon or mad shadows cast in the night, there's a dusky ecstasy present here.... On top of that, there are hints of Bartok, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and King Crimson."-CD Review

2LP gatefold black vinyl

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Product Information:

2LP gatefold black vinyl

UPC: 5411867333999

Label: Sub Rosa
Catalog ID: SR 399LP
Squidco Product Code: 21556

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Belgium
Recorded at Luiggi Cohhu's in Belgium, August 2nd to the 5th, 1977 by Eric Faes.


Michel Berckmans-bassoon

Daniel Denis-drums, percussion

Marcel Duframe-violin

Christian Genet-violin

Patrick Hanappier-violin, viola, pocket cello

Emmanuel Nicaise-harmonium, spinet

Roger Trigaux-guitar

Guy Segers-bass, vague rumblings and insterstellar chaotic speech

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Track Listing:


1. Ronde (15:08)

2. Carabosse (3:43)


B1. Docteur Petiot (7:33)

B2. Malaise (7:54)

B3. Complainte (3:23)


C1. La Faulx part 1 (14:04)


D1. La Faulx part 2 (13:48)