11 settembre 2010


Non è la prima volta che Heresie, tra i capolavori del gruppo belga Univers Zero, vede la luce in una veste diversa da quella originale, in vinile, del 1979: ci sono state edizioni nel 1984 e nel 1991, e una a tiratura limitatissima nel 2005, con le firme di Daniel Denis e Philippe Seynaeve. Quella che esce a giorni per Cuneiform Records presenta sostanziali modifiche al suono e all'apparato grafico, e l'aggiunta di un importante inedito, registrato dal vivo nel 1975.
Nel comunicato stampa si legge: "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, revelatory 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 Trigaux's post-Univers Zero group, Present. One of the most significant avant-progressive rock albums of the very late 1970s just got even more significant!"

www.univers-zero.com/albums/heresie.htm#2010
www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/univers.html