Underviewer - Wonders & Monsters / Limited 1st Edition (CD)
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Released on: 12/16/2016
882951022924 - Weight: 70g
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The FIRST EDITION comes in a special arty carton handmade sort of digipak!
Music style: electronic – pop wave
Before joining FRONT 242 in 1981 and devoting several decades to this band, Brussels-based
artists Patrick Codenys and Jean-Luc De Meyer used to be working together as a duo since
1978 under the UNDERVIEWER moniker, using a bass, synthesizers, rhythm boxes and a tape
Back then, although machines had their technical limitations and were imposing heavy constraints,
the duo were definitely enjoying total freedom of tone and inspiration. From destructured experimental tracks to more melodic and structured songs, UNDERVIEWER always focused their
creative approach on minimalistic arrangements way more influenced by German bands like
LA DÜSSELDORF, DAF, etc. rather than by English groups.
Dormant for over 30 years, UNDERVIEWER recently recovered a dozen of tracks from their
early 4-track tape recordings or even recreated some of them by meticulously reusing the same
vintage machines, only slightly adapting them where needed. These songs have now been
gathered together to astonishingly form the debut album of a band that has been existing for
over 38 years!
“Wonders & Monsters” brilliantly renders the force and the timeless and melodic duality of a
music which fits everywhere and any time, and never had the pretention to belong to any form
of avant-garde…14 songs hanging between fire and ice, carried by the distinctive and matchless
voice of Jean-Luc De Meyer, and fuelled by Patrick Codenys’ sharp and modern production style.
UNDERVIEWER’s songs have that particular poisonous charm and poppy catchiness that make
them instantly addictive and accessible…
||Was soll ich tun?
||A minor Detail
||Nobody but you
||I am the Rain
||Wonders & Monsters
||What do you see?
||A September Morning
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