Saturday, February 12, 2011

Univers Zero - Heatwave (1986, Cuneiform)

Belgian group Univers Zero were part of the 70's politico-musical RIO (Rock In Opposition) movement. They typically made acoustic based gothic chamber music. But on this record, drummer and composer Daniel Denis took a backseat to keyboardist Andy Kirk, allowing him to compose what resulted in what feels more like a Prog sci-fi / suspense film score than anything else.

Take the darkest elements of King Crimson, toss in a healthy dose of Lalo Schifrin with just a dash of 80's Tzadik Records and voila!, we have the best Dr. Who / Planet of the Apes soundtrack that never was. Really tasty stuff.

Or: Heatwave - Univers Zéro

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