Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Daniel Denis - Sirius And The Ghost,CD,1991,Belgium

Daniel Denis' musical career started in 1971, when he formed the band ARKHAM. In 1971 they supported MAGMA on stage, and Denis played with them a few times on stage. Keyboard player Jean Luc Manderlier left to join MAGMA, and in 1973 the nucleus of the legendary UNIVERS ZERO came together. Denis emerged as the main composer, and UZ released a series of acclaimed albums over the next few years. In 1979 co-founder Roger Trigaux split to form PRESENT, and Denis has since played in both bands. In the mid 1980s Denis began a long association with ART ZOYD, and in 1987 UNIVERS ZERO split.Denis recorded and released two fine solo albums, "Sirius and the Ghosts" (1991) and "Les Eaux Troubles" (1993). The first was largely a solo affair, with Denis making extensive use of electric keyboards and synthesisers, and could be seen as a continuation of UZs's final album. "Les Eaux Troubles" featured a large pool of guest musicians, including past and future members of UNIVERS ZERO, and was composed of shorter pieces. It can be seen as pointing the way forward to the reformed UNIVERS ZERO.Denis reconvened UNIVERS ZERO after a 13 year break, and to date they have released 3 excellent albums. Both of Denis' solo albums are well worth tracking down; "Sirius and the Ghosts" is probably the best to start with.
Review by Syzygy (Chris Gleeson) SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Zeuhl/RIO Specialist for ProgArchives
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1 comment:

syzygy said...

This bigraphy of Daniel Denis was written by me and published on Progarchives:

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1543

I have already emailed you about this.

I don't mind you quoting my material, but please acknowledge it and provide a link to the original source.