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Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo)
AD HOC RECORDS
"Roger Trigaux's post-Univers Zero band, Present, returns with a vengeance on this release: a new studio album CD, plus a three-hour DVD. These are compositions that spread out and expand upon the style of the band's latest works,
, and include the Trigaux duo's latest epic, 'Vertges,' as well as Present's slick version of 'Jack The Ripper,' and Pierre Chevalier's fiery, 'A Last Drop.' The DVD is comprised of live footage from the band's two RIO France performances in 2007, and roughly half of the Gouveia Art Rock Festival performance from 2005. As an added bonus, there is archival footage, some of which dates back to the early days of the band, featuring Daniel Denis and Christian Genet. All of this has been exquisitely recorded and mixed by Udi Koomran, with post-video work by Asaf Carmeli, both of whom were out to re-define the parameters of modern-day Rock In Opposition products. The disks come in a spiffy, 8-panel digipack." CD plus 3-hour DVD (NTSC Region Zero -- will play worldwide).
A Great Inhumane Adventure
"Present is a Belgian band formed and led by guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux. In 1974, Trigaux and drummer Daniel Denis co-founded Univers Zero. Trigaux performed with Univers Zero for five years, performing on their first two album and touring throughout Europe. In 1979, seeking a change of musical direction towards a more rock-based sound, Roger left Univers Zero and formed Present. In 1998, when Cuneiform released the band's fifth album,
, the band came to the USA for the very first time and undertook a huge, full US tour, logging in 10,000 miles and 5 weeks of concerts. Professionally recorded on 24 track on the final date of the tour, after 40 days of touring, the band were a tight, hard-rocking, road-tested machine and this is a stunning and hot performance."
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