Feb. 12, 2012 (evening show with Electric Asturias)
Kichijoji Star Pines Cafe, Tokyo, Japan
Disc 1 (75:14)
1. Earth Scream (show intro)
2. Presage (Uzed)
3. Xanataya (The Hard Quest)
5. Les Poires Perdues (new?)
6. Straight Edge (Clivages)
8. Retour De Foire (Clivages)
9. Drum solo
10. Bruit Dans Les Murs (Heatwave)
Disc 2 (70:24)
11. Civic Circus (The Hard Quest)
13. Dense (Ceux du Dehors)
14. encore break
15. Toujours plus a lfEst (Crawling Wind)
16. Les Cercles Dfhorus (Clivages)
OPENER: Electric Asturias
18. Silent Tears (short version)
19. Double Helix
20. The Time Watch
Source: Sony ECM-717>Sony D-100 (@ 2m from stage right)
Lineage: D-100 > SBDMSX > PC (48/16 L-PCM) > Remaster (Peak) >
44.1/16 .wav > Track Split (CDWave) > FLAC frontend > .flac (level 8)
* remaster note *
For UZ, applied slight EQ but it's only a bit of lifting
middle to high range up and reducing very low range and applied
very small amount of hiss-noise reduction for entire show.
For EA, applied heavy EQ because of bad mic position (on my
knees) the sound turned much better than raw source but slightly
* note *
This is an audience recording for Belgian giant, Univers Zero's
first ever and the last Japan show for 2012 three shows stand.
UZ is one of a big name among prog/avant-rock listeners in Japan
but they never come but this time, the release of their new album
"Clivages", they decided to come to Japan and played three times
at the same venue in Tokyo. Feb. 11 night, Feb. 12 afternoon and
night. If I'm a millionaire, I bought all three shows' tickets
but could get only one show. Luckily, they did not changed older
tunes (they changed tunes from new album by the show) and second
luckily, this last show was the longest one (it seemed thet the
last tune "Les Cercles Dfhorus" was played spontaneously... when
Mr. Denis start the drum passage of the tune, other members started
to find the score in a fluster).
Anyway, PRESAGE and DENSE !! The tunes I could die when see live...
Although there were a bit uncertain moment at the beginning of
Presage, the play was really excellent. I hope one day I could see
Combat & Jack The Repper. I cannot die until then :-D
Electric Asturias, electric rock band version of Japanese prog.
rock band Asturias (since 1988) was the opener for this last show.
They're a kind of Symphonic prog band and play melodic violin music.
Maybe someone like this type of music. It was not my cup of tea, though.
Hope someone likes this recording.
Jun'ya aka the_sphere
Feb. 21, 2012