Julverne Discography Tracks


Julverne Coulonneux (Album) IBC Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
Julverne À Neuf (Album) Crammed Discs Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Julverne Emballade ... (Album) Hasard Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
Julverne Ne Parlons Pas De Mahleur (Album) Igloo Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
IGL 152 Julverne Le Pavillon Des Passions Humaines(CD, Album) Igloo IGL 152 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version


Julverne Le Retour Du Captain Nemo (Comp) Igloo Belgium 1992 Sell This Version


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October 15, 2012
If one was to draw a map of the Belgium prog scene (outside of the symphonic current) , all period considered and all currents considered (Zeuhl, Canterbury , RIO , Avant-prog , jazz-rock all fitting into what is called CHAMBER ROCK - but I choose to call it Chamber prog , because some of those bands are not really rock anymore) , then JULVERNE would likely be right in the centre of the story. All musicians have a link with all major bands from that small surrealist country where culture is the main gathering force but also the main dividing rift between the two major communities of the land. Members of JULVERNE have played or will play in UNIVERS ZERO , PRESENT , AKSAK MABOUL , X-LEGGED SALLY , COS , CRO-MAGNON , etc.. The group started as a bunch of music classical students wanting to reinvent the classical chamber orchestra by adding a bit of a rock twist although this will remain very discreet. But on the mood spectrum I would place them on the opposite scale of Univers Zero, the first being the extra joyful joie de vivre as opposed to the dark and lugubrious underworld of UZ. The first album actually was the oeuvre of Pierre Coulon , but the next two albums were also quite interesting as En Ballade stands a bit apart from the rest of their discography often digressing into jazzier terrain and some vocals. They recorded a last album in 86, and nothing (apart from a compilation album in 92) was heard of them until the turn of the century when they reconvened for another album celebrating the renovation of a spectacular building in Brussels that has remained open to public for exactly four hours before being closed for obscene bas-relief. Did you say Belgian surrealism? .

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