Zeuhl and related

I have long enjoyed the work of Simon Steensland, a Swede who has released a number of very good albums over the last 15 years or so. He is a multi-instrumentalist and releases heavy, zeuhl/Univers Zero-flavored heavy and dark progressive albums. This...

In our 'quest' to rid ourselves of all Univers Zero titles, we are selling our stock of the Japanese version of this title.
It is identical to the standard title, except it has one bonus track which is unavailable elsewhere, "Up Or Down", written...

This is it. Last copies. Get 'em or weep.

A founding member of the original Rock In Opposition [R.I.O.] movement, and considered to be one of the greatest avant-garde bands of the 70s & 80s Belgium's Univers Zero were originally founded in 1974...

This is it. Last copies on Cuneiform forever & ever, amen! The last of their first, classic run in the 70s & 80s. Buy it now or weep forever and I won't care because you were warned!

The final Univers Zero album by their original formation finds the band expanded to their largest size and adding more contemporary touches to their distinctive sound.

For the aficionado, this is the original CD version. Quite different sonically! LONG out of print and definitely never coming back.

"...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...

“The music is so complex and tightly played that it is obvious each note from the ensemble was meticulously crafted and placed...an intelligent mix of jazz-rock fusion and classical instrumentation with a very distinctive sound.” – The Scene Online

Implosion features Univers Zero's trademark chamber rock style - a style that they are one of the originators of - subtly modernized, infused with greater classicism and given a sharper, more electric and electronic edge...

"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 great archival release is out of print on CD. These are left-over MARKED PROMO copies from back when we did that sort of thing for these sorts of people. They have a large, very neat hole through the barcode, and are unsealed, but are otherwise completely new. There are exactly 8 of these, so have at them if you want them

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!

Founding members of the...

Univers Zeros New Music fusion of rock and classical music has been discussed by Focus magazine: 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...

In our 'quest' to rid ourselves of all Univers Zero titles, we are selling our stock of the Japanese version of this title.
It is identical to the standard title, except it has one bonus track which is unavailable elsewhere, "Chasing Rats", written.

Univers Zero play fascinating, modern, chamber music-influenced rock. Simultaneously gothic & futuristic, they are somewhat like the very best of Magma or Crimson, but infinitely darker, with helpings of Eastern European folk melodies added. This band ...

In our 'quest' to rid ourselves of all Univers Zero titles, we are selling our stock of the Japanese version of this title.
It is identical to the standard title, except it has one bonus track which is unavailable elsewhere, "Periactor", written by.

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...

Latest release from the mastermind of Magma is pretty much what long-time followers of Vander would expect from a solo album homage to his life-long idol, John Coltrane. There are aspects very reminiscent of Offering, where Christian plays piano and...

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...

This is "the best live recordings from a 2 month tour of Magma at the time when the band was co-led by Christian Vander and Jannick Top and called themselves VanderTop." The band includes Jannick Top, Christian Vander, Didier Lockwood, Klaus Blasquisz...

In late 1976, for some reason, Magma became co-led (for the 1st and only time) by Christian Vander and Jannick Top. They toured France for two months as "VanderTop", but Magma by any other name is still Magma, especially when it includes Jannick Top...

Released by the always excellent Soleil Zeuhl label and given who appears on here, you won't be surprised to learn that this is a mostly excellent and very entertaining take on the music of Christian Vander. All tracks previously unreleased and

Benoit was keyboardist for Magma from 1975 to 1978. Additionally, he released two solo albums in the mid/late 70's, of which this was the second, originally released in 1979. A keyboard/Moog-dominated record that at times gets amazingly heavy and at other times very wonderfully atmospheric, this is sorta comparable in timbre and tone to Jan Hammer's best work post Mahavishnu.

“French keyboard wizard Widemann's (ex-Magma) Tsunami is an incredible mix of electronics and jazz-fusion with prog/avant..

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...

A 1973 recording and probably the best known album by this French fusion band, this features the biggest names ever, in this hugely talented ensemble, all together in the band: Didier Lockwood-violin, Francois Cahen-electric and acoustic piano and...