Present - Triskaidekaphobie. 1980 Belgium
Our band page for Present can be found on Under the Radar
CD reissues: 1989 Cuneiform (USA) w/Le Poison Qui Rend Fou; 2014 Cuneiform (USA)
Only a European band whose roots are clearly planted in the Rock in Opposition movement would name their album after the fear of the number 13 - in French of course. Perhaps the listener will have the same fear as they are greeted with rhythms performed in 13/16. Present's debut is a hellish music where the blueprint is clearly Univers Zero, who are a direct parent on the ancestry chart. A blueprint that is dragged through King Crimson's 'Fracture' for the ultimate bad trip. Bad trip as translated in the avant prog language I mean...
The 2014 CD has 2 long bonus tracks, new liners, and photos. I haven't personally seen or heard it to date.