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  • Underviewer. Wonders & Monsters. CD.
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Underviewer. Wonders & Monsters. CD.

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FIRST EDITION comes in a special arty carton handmade sort of digipak!

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 recorder. 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.

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Underviewer - Nobody But You (Redux) (03:13)
Available here: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/nobody-but-you-2-track-single 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 recorder… Dormant for over 30 years, UNDERVIEWER recently recovered tracks from their early 4-track tape recordings or even recreated some of them by meticulously reusing the same vintage machines, to prepare the release in December 2016 of their forthcoming full length album “Wonders & Monsters”. Today we release “Nobody But You”, a 2-track single that will make you fall under the poisonous charm of UNDERVIEWER’s minimal electro pop-wave carried by the distinctive and matchless voice of Jean-Luc De Meyer and fuelled by Patrick Codenys’ sharp and modern production style.
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    Available here: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/nobody-b...

Track Listing

CD Tracks:
01 Was soll ich tun? 02 A minor Detail 03 Litany 04 Nobody but you 05 I am the Rain 06 Trouble 07 Wonders & Monsters 08 What do you see? 09 Gone 10 Atomic tears 11 Syncussion 12 I remember 13 A September Morning 14 These Days