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Univers Zero: Heresie [VINYL] (Sub Rosa)

A much-needed reissue of Univers Zero's second album, "Heresie", originally released in 1979, here in its 2010 Cuneiform Records remix; a classic of chamber rock music in the Rock in Opposition approach, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies, a classic and important record showing creative paths in rock music.
 

product information:


Limited edition orange and gold vinyl; Includes insert; 380 gram sleeve.

UPC: 5411867334019

Label: Sub Rosa
Catalog ID: SR 401LP
Squidco Product Code: 24327

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Belgium
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Recorded at Sunrise Studio in Kirchberg, Switzerland, in March, 1979, by Etienne Conod.


Personnel:

Michel Berckmans-oboe, bassoon

Daniel Denis-drums, percussion

Patrick Hanappier-violin, viola

Guy Segers-bass, voice

Roger Trigaux-guitar, piano, organ, harmonium

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. La Faulx 25:18

SIDE B



1 Jack the Ripper 13:29

2 Vous le saurez en temps voulu 12:56
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"How does a group follow up a auspicous and unique debut recording? A recording that is so completely out of step with everything that is currently in fashion in popular and even in experimental music that nearly 35 years later, it still is able to surprise people hearing it for the first time. How? Well, if you were Univers Zero, you did it by moving even more to the extremes of your music. While the influences from 20th Century classical music (Stravinsky, Bartok, Huybrechts) mixed with aspects of progressive rock (the angularity of King Crimson added to the unique zeuhl sound of Magma) remain, they are stripped down and presented in the starkest and darkest way possible. Guitarist Roger Trigaux still plays some amazing licks, but for much of the album, he is hunched over the harmonium (a 19th century pump organ), which gives the music an eerie, gothic sound - a gothic sound matched by the other front line instruments of violin/viola and oboe/bassoon. Meanwhile the rhythm section is completely electric, with heavy Magma-influenced bass and with Daniel Denis' fantastic drumming propelling everything foward.

Originally released in 1979, Heresie has long been considered a high-water mark of new music composition, performance, and dark, sinister intensity for over 30 years and has never been out of print. This reissue transforms and updates Univers Zero's most infamous work with a new cover that uses bits of the original packaging, as well as many new elements. It also has a striking and clear new remix from the 1979 multi-track tapes that defines and clarifies all the instruments in a way that is much more focused than previous editions. Never have Daniel's cymbal's so clearly sizzled with such menace or has Guy's bass gone so low into the underworld. The reissue is accompanied by a 16 page booklet containing a history of the band's years during the Heresie period and illustrated with archival photos. Lastly, there is a 12 minute, relvelatory bonus track from very early in the group's life added; a track that later was cannibalized by its composer, into bits that would eventually find their way into "Ersatz" on Le Poison Qui Rend Fou and "The Limping Little Girl" and "Ceux D'En Bas (Suite)" on N°6 by Roger's post UZ group, Present. One of the most significant avant-progressive rock albums of the very late 1970s just got even more significant!"-Cuneiform


Limited edition orange and gold vinyl; Includes insert; 380 gram sleeve.

Artist Biographies:

"Michel Berckmans, born in Brussels on September 1st 1955, Michel Berckmans studies the bassoon at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels.

In 1978, he interrupted his studies to participate in the creation of various musical groups such as: Univers Zero, Aqsak Maboul, Julverne, Flexible Music in Belgium. Art Zoid in France. Munju in Germany. Von Zamla in Sweden. With these sets he toured all around Europe.

Theater of Brussels under the direction of Henri Ronse, interpreting "A copper music at the windows of the incurables" by M. Maeterlinck and in the Théâtre Bâtir in Paris in The show "Two or three trapezes that I know of her". Later on, he becomes composer for stage music at the Theater of the Swan: "Tales of the Whiskey"; The Théâtre de Galafronie: "The toad soup", "Transit", "L'ornithorynque"; The Theater Bis: "De eerste Held"; The Theater Next: "Herwig De Weerdt", "The Rose of Cerzeto" He plays with the Théâtre du Tilleul in "The famous Invasion of the Bear in S" cile ". He is engaged as a musical adviser at the Singel for "Schumann 360".

Parallel to his theater activities he reintegrates in the universe of classical music: he forms trio Martinu with clarinet player Ronald van Spaendonck and bassoon player Lode Cartrysse and is a member of the ensemble "Nouvelle musique consonnante" of Michel Lisyght. Recently, he participated in the formation of the group "The Magnitude of the Damage" with Martine Kivits, JL Fafchamps, Alain Gilbert and Aurélia Boven.

Univers zero "Univers zero", "The false", "Those of the outside" Aqsak Maboul "A bit of the soul of the bandits" Julverne "A neuf", "Emballade", "Let's not talk about Malheur" Von Zamla "No make up" MunJu "The perfectionist" Art Zoid "Music for the Odyssey" S. Birnbach & B. Lew "When God was famous", "The perfume of rackis" Jacqui Susshholz "Yiddish is forever""

-Jazz in Belgium (Translated by Google) (http://www.jazzinbelgium.com/person/michel.berckmans)
7/16/2018

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"Daniel Denis: Born 22 August 1952 in Nivelles, Brabant wallon, Wallonie, Belgium.

Daniel Denis' musical career started in 1971, when he formed the band ARKHAM. In 1971 they supported MAGMA on stage, and Denis played with them a few times on stage. Keyboard player Jean Luc Manderlier left to join MAGMA, and in 1973 the nucleus of the legendary UNIVERS ZERO came together. Denis emerged as the main composer, and UZ released a series of acclaimed albums over the next few years. In 1979 co-founder Roger Trigaux split to form PRESENT, and Denis has since played in both bands. In the mid 1980s Denis began a long association with ART ZOYD, and in 1987 UNIVERS ZERO split.Denis recorded and released two fine solo albums, "Sirius and the Ghosts" (1991) and "Les Eaux Troubles" (1993). The first was largely a solo affair, with Denis making extensive use of electric keyboards and synthesisers, and could be seen as a continuation of UZs's final album. "Les Eaux Troubles" featured a large pool of guest musicians, including past and future members of UNIVERS ZERO, and was composed of shorter pieces. It can be seen as pointing the way forward to the reformed UNIVERS ZERO.Denis reconvened UNIVERS ZERO after a 13 year break, and to date they have released 3 excellent albums. Both of Denis' solo albums are well worth tracking down; "Sirius and the Ghosts" is probably the best to start with."

-Last.FM (https://www.last.fm/music/Daniel+Denis/+wiki)
7/16/2018

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Violin and viola player Patrick Hanappier is known for the bands Pablo's Eye, Univers Zéro.

-Squidco 7/16/2018

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Guy Segers

. ..BIOGRAPHY:

.. 1965 - Start to play the bass.

.. 1968 - Plays in various local rock bands.

1970 - Meets Roger TRIGAUX with whom I form an innovative rock group with our own compositions.

1973 - Birth of the group "NECRONOMICON" with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS, Claude DERON and Guy DENIS. Playing our own compositions, mostly influenced by Tony WILLIAMS "LIFETIME", "MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA", Miles DAVIS and Manfred MANN's "CHAPTER THREE", among others.

1974 - Creation of the group "UNIVERS ZERO" with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX, Claude DERON, Vincent MOTOULLE, Patrick HANAPPIER and John VAN RYMENANT.

1978 - Play with the "WIM BIG BAND" with Fred VAN HOVE" including occasional guests such as Peter BRÖTZMANN . Evan PARKER, Peter KOWALD, Albert MANGELSDORF, and numerous Belgian musicians including some of UNIVERS ZERO.
1978 - First concerts abroad with UNIVERS ZERO, including reunion concerts with the French band "ART ZOYD"

1979 - Live concert with the experimental project "MUSIQUE FLEXIBLE", including Marc HOLLANDER, Vincent KENIS, Denis VAN HECKE, Franck WUYTS.
1979 - Recording the second UNIVERS ZERO album "Hérésie" with Daniel DENIS, Roger TRIGAUX, Patrick HANAPPIER and Michel BERCKMANS, followed by a European tour.

1981 - Recording of the third UNIVERS ZERO album "Ceux Du Dehors" with Michel BERCKMANS, Patrick HANAPPIER, Andy KIRK, Daniel DENIS, and Thierry ZABOITZEFF, Jean-Luc AIMÉ, Jean DEBEFVE, Ilona CHALE as guests, followed by a European tour.
1981 - Played in the electric jazz group "DEFORMATION" including Alain ROCHETTE and Daniel DENIS.

1982 - Tour with the group "PRESENT", with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS and Alain ROCHETTE.
1982 - Recording the one side single vinyl "Triomphe Des Mouches" by UNIVERS ZERO and tour with the band.
1982 - Recording of "Influences" a title by UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation for "Recommended Records" with among others, Robert WYATT, The RESIDENTS and ARTZOYD.

1983 - Recording of "Crawling Wind" a UNIVERS ZERO extended single and touring with the band.
1983 - Meet and jam with KRÄLDJURSANSTALTEN in Sweden.
1983 - Co-founder of the improvisation group "LIQUIDATION TOTALE" with Daniel DENIS, Franck WUYTS and Michel DELORY, playing a kind of Tony Williams - Miles Davis direction.

1984 - Start mail exchange of work on tape cassette with the American band "CARTOON".

1987 - Plays with the group INTERACTIONS including Mark BOGAERTS and Garrett LIST

1986 - Recorded as guest on "Happy Accidents" CD from the group "RASCAL REPORTERS"
1987 - Plays with PRINCESSE MANSIA M'BILA's Congolese band.

1987 - Plays with the punk rock group HU-YENG

1988 - Plays with "THE MORTON FORK GANG", with Geoff LEIGH, Joe HIGHAM, Daniel STOKART, Jan KUIJKEN, Mark BOGAERTS and Daniel DENIS.

1989 - Plays with the Celtic Folk band SUZIE SOFTWARE & The PERIPHERALS with Alan WARD ex UNIVERS ZERO violinist, but also Michael DEVLIN, Steve SHAW and Suzette O'BRIEN on vocals.
1989 - Plays in concert with the group X-LEGGED SALLY.

1990 - Release of "Toujours Plus A L' Est" by UNIVERS ZERO on a compilation called "Enneade", with amongst others, the group MAGMA
1990 - Rejoins the ethnic-jazz group GALILEO'S LEFT WING with Luk MISHALLE, Danny DE CORT and Dirk WACHTELAER
1990 - Rejoins the group ANOUK & COMMENTS.
1990 - Participates to a few concerts with the mega group THE SIMPLETONES including numerous Belgian and English musicians.

1991 - Founds ARGONOTE with Alan WARD, a management agency principally focused on promoting Belgian artists.
1991 - Playing with the somewhat sarcastic / "tongue in cheek" band NEW VIVOLA, with compositions and direction(s) by Johan DE SMET

1992 - Creates CARBON 7 a record company with Alan WARD.
1992 - Plays with X-LEGGED SALLY, this time including Pierre VERVLOESEM and Jean-Luc PLOUVIER.

1993 - Play and produce the CD "Live" from GALILEO'S LEFT WIND.
1993 - Play a few titles on Daniel DENIS' solo album "Les Eaux Troubles"

1994 - Creation of "CARBON 7 Distribution" for Belgium.
1994 - Becomes member of the Rock group "GUTS !", including Fabienne VANDENPLAS, Arianne PLUMEREL, Luc VAN LIESHOUT, Eric LEMAÎTRE, Matvei BILIS, and Thierry CARCAN.
1994 - Play bass on the CD "Each In Our Own Thoughts" by Tim HODGKINSON including some unreleased titles from HENRY COW with Dagmar KRAUSE on vocals, but also Chris CUTLER, Lindsay COOPER, Bill GILONIS, Rick WILSON among others.
1994 - Produce and plays as guest on "Home Made", the first Pierre VERVLOESEM" solo album.

1995 - Releases "Onde Crépusculaire", a composition initially written for Univers Zéro, on a compilation by "Cuneïform Records", under the name of DOCTOR ZERO, with the participation of the group DOCTOR NERVE.
1995 - Participates in the reforming of the group PRESENT with Roger TRIGAUX, Daniel DENIS and Réginald TRIGAUX.

1996 - Produce and play bass on "Ardense" the first CD from rock band "GUTS!", with vocals in French.
1996 - Rebirth of UNIVERS ZERO with Daniel DENIS, Andy KIRK, Marianne DENOÏA and Kaat DE WINDT

1997 - Play a unique concert with UNIVERS ZERO at Victoriaville Festival in Quebec - Canada.
1997 - Play with Andy KIRK & The Heatmakers a very good cover band with a mixed repertoire including Andy's compositions and songs from Peter Gabriel, Police, Pink Floyd, U2, Deep Purple, Simple minds, and jimi Hendrix among others.

1998 - Play bass on the CD "Certitudes" by PRESENT.
1998 - Play a few gigs live with FAITH.

2000 - Start composing new material with the aim to bring out a solo CD.

2002 - Produce and play bass on the CD "Grosso Modo" from Pierre VERVLOESEM, with Peter VANDENBERGHE ..boards, Charles HAYWARD on drums, and Peter VERMEERSCH as guest on Clarinets.
Partly composed, and partly improvised, a successful way of keeping intact the energy of live music.

2005 - Play a live concert as guest with KK NULL electronic devices, Seijiro MURAYAMA on drums and Eric LEMAÎTRE on guitar.

2006 - Play bass, and do some vocals on Modified Reality by Franck BALESTRACCI, produced and released on my label. This is the first work thru the channel of internet. I recorded myself as well than the guitarist Réginald TRIGAUX and the violist Marianne DENOÏA at home, and send it to Franck who finalised the all work at home as well.

2007 - Played as guest on Acoustic Camera by Karl Off aswell than Dirk DESCHEEMAEKER, Jan KUIJKEN, George VAN DAM, Charles LOOS, Félix SIMTAINE, Jean-Louis RASINFOSSE
2007 - Recording of "Agakuk" a composition by Henry KRUTZEN on which I worked a personnal bass line. Also Morgan AGREN and Réginald TRIGAUX appear as guests on this track.
2007 - Played as guest on 2 compositions that will be on the next 48 CAMERAS album.
2007 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A repertoir made of Turkish music.
2007 - Played on a composition by Brian BURMANN for a theater performance.
2007 - Played on a compostion by Nick GREY that will be released on a next album.

2008 - Play on a live version of La Faulx released as a bonus track on a remastered version of 1313
2008 - Played live for two concerts with Yoshida TATSUYA from RUINS, and Kawabata MAKOTO from ACID MOTHER TEMPLE
2008 - Join a new band under the name of PURPLE VISHNU, with Michel DELVILLE (Synth-Guitar), Frank VAN DER KOOIJ (Acoustic and electronic Saxophone), Ivo SANS (Drums). Already two concerts have been done under this name, and are expecting some feedback for more... The music is a mix between own compositions and destructured "Rock" covers.
2008 - The band Purple Vishnu change its name into The MOVING TONES, and has been rejoined by Catherine SMET (Keyboards).
2008 - The MOVING TONES play 3 concerts with Benoît MOERLIN (Electronic Vibraphone, Marimba) as guest.
2008 - Play Bass as guest on the track "Agakuk" from the CD "Blue" by FINNEGANS WAKE. The two other guest are Reginald TRIGAUX (Guitar), and Morgan ÅGREN (Drums).

2009 - Played live as guest with SIBEL and her band. A repertoir made of Turkish music, including a part of a composition of mine.
2009 - Made a concert of totaly improvised material with Geoff LEIGH on flutes, saxophones, percussion, vocals, electronics, Michel DELVILLE on guitar and Ivo SANS on drums. Reinforced by Frank WUYTS on melodica.
2009 - Played at Zappanale Festival with ACID MOTHER GURU GURU GONG including Daevid ALLEN (Guitar, Vocals), Makoto KAWABATA (Guitar) and Mani NEUMEIER (Drums).
2009 - Played the first concert of the band EMERGENT SEA in Belgium, including Fabienne VANDENPLAS (Vocals), Eric LEMAÎTRE (Guitar) and Danny VAN HOECK (Drums).
2009 - Recorded new stuff with original members of the German band GURU GURU including Ax GENRICH on guitar, and Mani NEUMEIER on drums.

2010 - Played live with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE replacing Tsuyama ATSUSHI who couln't do this European tour including Italy, Belgium, England, Germany, France, Spain.
2010 - Release of the CD "Psy Valley Hill" by GURUMANIAX.
2010 - Tour with the German band GURUMANIAX, including the original members of GURU GURU, Ax GENRICH and Mani NEUMAIER.
2010 - Record with Phil MINTON, Audrey CHEN, Teun VERBRUGGEN, Peter JACQUEMYN for the label Sub Rosa.
2010 - Play live with Phil MINTON, Audrey CHEN and Dirk WACHTELAER.
2010 - Play several concerts in Belgium with EMERGENT SEA.
2010 - Release of the CD "Iridule" by the Italian band YUGEN, appear as guest.

2011 - Play a few gigs with old friend Gianni MANENTE on drums.
2011 - Concerts with EMERGENT SEA including the last with Eric LEMAÎTRE (RIP).

2012 - Record a bassline on a song by Tanar CATALPINAR.
2012 - Compose "Déchirement Périphérique" in memory of Eric LEMAÎTRE.
2012 - Restart EMERGENT SEA with Andy KIRK.

2013 - Record material for an album with Roland BINET (Flute) , Andy KIRK (Guitar, Keyboards), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums)
2013 - Tour with UNEVEN ELEVEN in trio with Makoto KAWABATA and Charles HAYWARD.
2013 - Release of the Vinyl "Pink Lady Lemonade" by ACID MOTHER GURU GURU GONG.
2013 - Last concert with EMERGENT SEA;
2013 - Release of the CD "A young Person's Guide To" by ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE.

2014 - Release of the CD "Passions" by Roland BINET.

2015 - Release of the double CD "Live At Café OTO" by UNEVEN ELEVEN.
2015 - Release of the CD "A Farewell To Brains" by Swedish Simon STEENSLAND (including Morgan ÅGREN), appear as guest
2015 - Release of the Vinyl "Live At Café OTO" by UNEVEN ELEVEN.
2015 - Release of the CD "Dreamprovise" by Roland BINET. With Andy KIRK (Keyboards, guitar), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums).
2015 - Release of the CD "Barriers by Brian BURMAN, appear as guest.

2016 - Two studio sessions with ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND. Including Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums), Catherine SMET (Keyboards), Andy KIRK (Keyboards, Guitar), Joe Higham (Saxophone, Doudouk, Electronics), Franck BALESTRACCI (Soundscapes).

2017 - Recording sessions for the piece "A Beast Trophy" in studio with Sigrid VANDENBOGAERDEN (Cello) and virtual with Dave NEWHOUSE ((Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet).
2017 - Recording session for the piece "Disquiet" in studio with Roland BINET (Flute), Ariane PLUMEREL (Violin), Sigrid VANDENBOGAERDEN (Cello), Dirk WACHTELAER (Drums), and virtual with Stephan Köhr (Bassoon, Contrabassoon), Dave Newhouse (Alto & Tenor Saxophone), Ángel Ontalva (Guitar).

2018 - Recording session for the piece "Elipse Sealed" virtual with Stephan Köhr (Bassoon).
2018 - Recording session for the piece "Are You Out Of My Mind ?" virtual with Dave Newhouse (Baritone Sax).
2018 - Release of the CD "The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes" by ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND.

-Guy Seegers 7/16/2018

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Guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux was a founding member of Univers Zero, and formed the band Present in 1980.

-Squidco 7/16/2018

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