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Univers Zero's newest album (since 10 years) follows the lineage of 'Phosphorescent Dreams', originally released only on CD in Japan in 2014, and reissued as an LP on the Sub Rosa label in 2019. Lueur is the fruit of two years' work and reflection, the foundations of which were laid by Daniel Denis (keyboards, drums, percussion...), then enriched by the contributions of Nicolas Dechêne (guitars), Kurt Budé (clarinet / bass clarinet) and Nicolas Denis (bass, percussion, vocals), all three present on Phosphorescent Dreams.

With this reduced line-up, Lueur offers a dense journey, rooted in the balance between power and calm, raging and serene sound. A balance, too, between complex arrangements and more contemplative moments. While this album continues the avant-rock tradition of Univers Zero, it also features some very short pieces, more electronic, tribal and haunting sounds, and voice work that is new to the U.Z. universe. Between tradition and subtle evolution, Lueur is a major new
contribution to the discography of this band, which will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2024.

Univers Zero represents one of the longest-living bands in Belgium.
It was established in 1974. Drummer Daniel Denis had the brilliant
idea to gather together a team of professionals sharing the... more
released November 22, 2023

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1. Migration vers le bas 02:35
2. Sfumato (part 1) 09:28
3. Cloportes 04:00
4. Rolling Eyes 05:38
5. Axe 117 03:33
6. Sfumato (part 2) 06:11
7. Wavering 03:51
8. La tête à l'envers 01:49
9. Mister Chung 02:57
10. Dartafalk 05:44
11. Coda 02:02

Review in Audion - March 2024 Review Audion March 2024
Other reviews:

Review in French:
Ombres et lumières, démons et merveilles : Lueur, le nouvel opus d’UNIVERS ZÉRO (Link opens in a new window)

Review from The Wire (March 2024):
The Belgian Rock in Opposition Lifers return with the first album in a decade
(as a pdf - opens in a new window).

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