UNDERVIEWER (BE)

The word “underviewer” was supposed to evoke the ideas such as curiosity, something hidden, underground, or looking under something. It also happens that the very name started to evoke the thoughts of electronic music when Jean-Luc De Meyer and Patrick Codenysa formed their own music group. Both artists became famous later as the members of the legendary EBM - Front 242, however, before they managed to join this famous formation—between 1978 and 1981—they performed together under the name of Underviewer, creating music on the first analog synthesizers. The result of these tests were shy, experimental electronic tracks clearly inspired by pop, but based more on sound associations and noise rather than the catchy melodies. Reactivated after many years, the Underviewer takes listeners on a journey back in time, to the period in which there were no prefabricated sounds yet and hyperkinetic rhythms were still to be invented. The musicians decided to resurrect their first project in search of what they felt in the past, creating their early electronics sounds on old synthesizers. Underviewer offers a kind of music from a different time—its sounds are naive, pure and simple, but at the same time filled to the brim with originality and uniqueness which cannot be faked. It is also overflowing with the emotions of curiosity that accompany the inventors, explorers and pioneers of the aesthetics.

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Underviewer
Underviewer - Kampfbereit (Live @ Body Farm Festival Chapter II (14-10-2011))