Zeuhl and related

During a fairly incredible 7 year run that began in the mid 1970s,
Richard Pinhas released a large string of influencial albums; 7 by Heldon and 5 under his own name, all of which attempted in one way or another to meld (avant-garde) rock music...

Charles Goubin-guitar, piano, vocals
Philippe Goubin-percussion, piano, vocals
Dominique Dubuisson-bass

Potemkine were a great French band who existed throughout most of the 70's. They absorbed influences from zeuhl, fusion, avant-rock and more & fused it into a blend that was their's alone!

This is their fabulous, under-recognized classic 2nd album. It was their most zeuhl-ish recording, but it’s also one of the greatest non-Magma Zeuhl albums of the 70s, based around acoustic.

"Magma and King Crimson comparisons are relevant, but the dark and edgy Present are an entity unto themselves." – Atlanta Press...

"...a turbulent masterpiece that leaves a residue of angst lingering long after the CD ends." – Alternative Press...

"Reissue of a rare as hell lp from 1978 (reaches $1,000 + on eBay) issued in micro quantity only in Corsica (a French Island located between France & Italy). Strongly rooted into mediterranean culture, Rialzu's sole recording is a highly original fusion of progressive, Corsican songs & zeuhl sounds (track 1 starts with a glimpse at Magma by playing briefly the opening section of Kohntarkhosz!).
Both music & vocals evoke the classic Italian progressive school. The original lp had 3 tracks, this...

Some of the very best musicians in Japan, veterans of such bands as Bondage Fruit, the Boredoms, Bazooka Joe, Demi Semi Quaver...have come together in Rovo, a virtuosic trance-rock group based in Tokyo. This dynamic set collects the best of their legendary two-night run at New York City's premier new music club, Tonic. Beautifully recorded and impeccably mixed by Rovo mastermind, violinist Katsui Yuji in Japan, Tonic 2001 captures the firey brilliance of this dazzling band like no studio recording ever...

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this when I heard about it; was it going to be a solo drum release from Yoshida? Anyway, my concerns were allayed when it arrived and I got to hear it. It's a fully orchestrated, (I suppose with computers and...

This is something like their 16th CD, I think (!) & represents a strong return to form, as the duo of Yoshida Tatsuya (drums, percussion, vocal) and Sasaki Hisashi (6 string bass, MIDI controller, vocal) just TEAR through it all, mixing thrash, Zeuhl, ...

"Runaway Totem is proud to announce that the third and final movement of 4 Elements 5, Le Roi Du Monde will be published in March 2011. This album marks the end of the First Symphony NOUS. In order to complete the album, given its complexity and...

The latest by Yochk'o comes out at the same time as his old bandmate's François Cahen's last; a bit of a sad coincidence. This is more of a jazz release than some of this works, with a fairly standard line-up of Sebastien Lovato-piano, Didier Levallet...

Out of print for years and at a great price!

Yochk'o first came to attention as a member of Magma, and then as a founding member of Zao. After leaving Zao, he made a number of notable solo albums, of which these are two. Adama & Ima are both for multi-tracked saxes, voices (Yochk'o is a big man, but he has a beautiful, clear high voice!) plus Yochk'o's 'sound sculptures', which resemble a cross between a saxophone, drainage piping, and an plaster sculpture in the early stages of work...

James MacGaw, the great guitarist of Magma and One Shot, has been struggling with illness for some time. And due to the illness, he is struggling financially. This is a release that he worked on and finished in 2010, but hadn't done a final mix of, but when he got ill, his friends all pitched in and finished for him and that his friends all pitched in to release, with all proceeds going to James.

"Seven independent souls - a septet of mercenaries without a map or compass, let loose in the studios..

I have long enjoyed the work of Simon Steensland, a Swede who is a multi-instrumentalist and releases heavy, Zeuhl/Univers Zero-flavored heavy and dark progressive albums.

“Simon Steensland is an outstanding musician and composer. He delivers yet another sonic gem!!!”-Quentin Nussbaumer

“Simon Steensland is one of my favorite current artists, his last few albums have been outstanding. He must have the worst public relations department in the world as he pretty unknown even in circles...

"...an incredibly powerful listening experience. In fact, Heresie is a stunning one-of-a-kind item which has never been duplicated by anyone -- including Univers Zero." – Bill Tilland/All Music Guide

How does a group follow up a auspicous debut..

"Sub Rosa present a reissue of Univers Zero's second album Heresie, originally released in 1979. 2010 remixed version (Cuneiform Records). A classic of chamber rock music, featuring heavy use of dissonance and dark, brooding, and extremely complex melodies. Includes insert."

"This music on this LP might have little to do with rock, and might also be a massive downer, but the quality of the writing and playing is extremely high. Michel Berckmans' solo work on oboe and bassoon work is magnificent...

"Since the late 70s, Univers Zero composer and drummer Daniel Denis has been pursuing his vision of a chamber music that borrows the energy and production of rock, especially working with stereo extremes, but with a classical ambiance."-John Diliberto/...

This is the first time that UZ’s fine and FINAL album has been released on vinyl.

For their 11th and definitely their final studio album, [Elvis AND Daniel have left the building, friends], Univers Zero have hugely shaken up their direction from their last release, Clivages.
Gone are many of the trappings of the 'old' Univers Zero. The violin? Gone! The bassoon? Gone!.
The new lineup consists of ...

This great archival release is out of print, but we found a box that was wrongly marked and hiding.
These are the last copies in existence, and it will not ever be reprinted by us, so if you want this in CD format, strike now!

“While ensembles like the Kronos and Brodsky quartets have filtered into the rock world by way of guest appearances or loosely adapting rock music, Univers Zero have been single-handedly bridging the two disparate worlds by integrating a frontline rhythm section into their dark scores. And what a powerhouse pulse machine it is..."-Focus

This is UZ's 2nd release since reforming in the late 1990's. and leader/composer/drummer/keyboardist Daniel Denis builds upon the rich legacy of Univers Zero's...

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...

"...a must for lovers of adventurous music" – Keyboard

"A remarkably subtle weaving of rock, classical, & avant garde tactics..." – Alternative Press

"If Stravinsky had a rock band, it would sound like this. Blazing, white hot, medieval" – Advocate Newspapers

"Univers Zero's vision (is) pretty much unique & for those touched by it, nothing else will quite do...a sound that really couldn't be any other band in the world." ...

Beautiful, deluxe CD edition of this mega French rarity from 1975. I've long heard of this, but never actually heard it until now. Mastered from the original stereo tapes, this is a lmited edition of 500 copies and includes a booklet with rare photos...

Beautiful, deluxe CD edition of this mega French rarity from 1974. I've long heard of this, but never actually heard it until now. Mastered from the original stereo tapes, this is a lmited edition of 500 copies and includes a booklet with rare photos...

Well, first off, you need to know that this isn't a Zeuhl album. Stella sings beautifully a number of French-style chansons, with backing by a number of the Magma & related musicians (James Mac Gaw, Frederic D'Oelsnitz, Didier Lockwood, Simon Goubert, ...

"Stella speaks of dreams, children, love, innocence, light... After many years sharing the spotlight with Christian Vander, she steps up and takes center stage. From the very beginning of her performance, she manages to create a double climate...

Benoit was the keyboardist for Magma from 1975 to 1978. Additionally, he released a few solo albums in the mid/late 70's, of which this was the first. A keyboard/Moog-dominated record that at times gets amazingly heavy in a wild screaming synthi fusion way and at other times is very wonderfully atmospheric. It is perhaps comparable in timbre and tone to Jan Hammer's best work post Mahavishnu. Some of the material is solo and some features some unbelievably great guests.
If you are a fan of 70s music..

Xalph are a semi-legendary Zeuhl band who never released anything during their lifetime (1974-1980 or so) but who recorded demos which were met with some positive acclaim, even though they did not ever lead to an actual signing and which is what this lp is, finally given life beyond the cassette demo world.
In the mid 80s, they had one track from their demos (included here) released on the Magma-themed Enneade compilation by Musea.
For the truly zeuhl amongst us, this is a surprising and very...