In the late 1979s, before joining FRONT 242 in 1981, Patrick Codenys and Jean-Luc De Meyer worked together as a collaborative duo called UNDERVIEWER, using a bass, synthesizers, rhythm boxes and a tape recorder.
Back then, although machines had their technical limitations and heavy constraints, the duo definitely enjoyed the total freedom of tone and inspiration. From destructured experimental tracks to more melodic and structured songs, UNDERVIEWER focused their creative approach on minimalistic arrangements.
Recently, UNDERVIEWER recovered a dozen of tracks from their early 4-track tape recordings and decided to finally release the very first UNDERVIEWER album. Some of the tracks were meticulously recreated reusing the same vintage machines.
The album WONDERS & MONSTERS brilliantly renders the force and the timeless and melodic duality of a music which fits everywhere and at any time. The poisonous charm and poppy catchiness of the fourteen songs are to be discovered on CD as from December 16. 2016 and on vinyl as from January 27. 2017 (SOLD OUT in the meantime).