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ARTIST
TITLE
Rhythmix
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RUNE 165CD RUNE 165CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/6/2002

"Univers Zero has stretched and disintegrated the boundaries of classical and rock music alike throughout the course of its career, producing a sound that is equally passionate and sophisticated and always on the cutting edge. In Rhythmix, Denis draws upon the rich legacy of Univers Zero's oeuvre, using both the acoustic colorations (bassoon, oboe, harmonium) of the band's earliest releases and the electric vibe (electronic keyboards and synthesizers) that marked Univers Zero releases from the mid-1980s. He also expands the Univers Zero's sound by using a greater number of musicians (10), and adding instrumentation -- flute, trumpet, acoustic guitar, marimba and accordion -- not customarily used by the band. In addition to Denis (drums, percussion, keyboard, harmonium), musicians on Rhythmix include Michel Berckmans (oboe, English horn, bassoon); Aurelia Boven (cello), Ariane De Bievre (flute, piccolo), Dirk Descheemaeker (bass clarinet, Bart Maris (trumpet), Eric Plantain (electric bass), Christophe Pons (acoustic guitar) Bart Quartier (marimba, glockenspiel), and Louison Renault (accordion). Rhythmix shows that, nearly three decades after it was first formed, Univers Zero continues to evolve, expanding and experimenting with the boundaries of New Music."