Univers Zero

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  • 02-17-2005, 12:59 PM
    Chrisgnat
    Univers Zero
    Any fans of this amazing chamber/prog ensemble from Belgium?
    I was fortunate enough to see their first US appearance at NEARfest last summer.
    A real smoker!

    chris
  • 02-17-2005, 01:39 PM
    Dave_G
    Aren't they kind of "prog metal" of sorts?

    I never heard their stuff, I don't think.

    Nearfest, eh? Wish I could have gone...

    IQ is playing this year but their drummer just quit...wonder who will get that gig?

    Dave
  • 02-17-2005, 06:33 PM
    richmon
    fortune smiled on me too
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Chrisgnat
    Any fans of this amazing chamber/prog ensemble from Belgium?
    I was fortunate enough to see their first US appearance at NEARfest last summer.
    A real smoker!

    chris

    Curiously I took my seat at last years Nearfest, not knowing what to expect as I'd never heard UZ.
    I think my head exploded by the end of the set, the powerful visual images that were projected along with, what I thought was 'end of the world carnival music'. They were the highlight of last years weekend IMO.
    I became a fan right then, and bought 'Ceux du Dehors' (translation:those of the outside).
    I find only the first two songs of that album to be great, it seems to lose steam after 2 songs (20 minutes worth tho). I'm hoping they release a DVD of their NF set, the visuals really added to my enjoyment.
    Any suggestions for further exloration? Maybe I'll post on PE and ask Chad if a DVD is planned, that would really twirl my propeller.
  • 02-17-2005, 09:03 PM
    Chrisgnat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by richmon
    Curiously I took my seat at last years Nearfest, not knowing what to expect as I'd never heard UZ.
    I think my head exploded by the end of the set, the powerful visual images that were projected along with, what I thought was 'end of the world carnival music'. They were the highlight of last years weekend IMO.
    I became a fan right then, and bought 'Ceux du Dehors' (translation:those of the outside).
    I find only the first two songs of that album to be great, it seems to lose steam after 2 songs (20 minutes worth tho). I'm hoping they release a DVD of their NF set, the visuals really added to my enjoyment.
    Any suggestions for further exloration? Maybe I'll post on PE and ask Chad if a DVD is planned, that would really twirl my propeller.

    Get UZED, there rock-iest and high water mark IMO.
    Then check out Heatwave, then Rhythmix.
    If your truly adventerous then move on to UZ offshoot "Present", pronounced Pra-zant.
    They'll be at NEARfest this year! they sound like a heavy metal UZ!