The Ultimate Dreamers are a post-punk / cold wave band conceived in 1986 in Lessines (Belgium), birthplace of René Magritte, the surrealist painter. Frédéric (vocals), Joël (synthesizers) and Laurent (bass) launched as a trio on a bed of cold wave and post-punk. The frigid, organic tones tainted with melancholy melodies maybe catchy, maybe verging on the dissonant, serve as a backdrop for themes dominated by raw dreams, distressed love and social criticism. In 1988, Frédéric rearms with guitars and Laurent redeploys to drums, Bertrand joins on bass and Stéphane on synthesizers. A harder line emerges. In 1990, The Ultimate Dreamers enter the dreamtime leaving a legacy of a C-60 of self-penned, self-produced and self-recorded songs for posterity.

Thirty years on, Covid oblige, the recordings resurface and are brought to the ear of Dimitri, the record label magnate behind Wool-E Discs, who immediately offers an album deal. After selection and mastering, 11 tracks were to be selected under the banner of Live Happily While Waiting For Death, released on September 26, 2021.

The magic is back. The Ultimate Dreamers are reverie no more, they are back in a new configuration: Bertrand on guitar, Frédéric on vocals and Joël on bass with Sarah (Turquoise, ex-Les Panties, ex-Empereur) on keyboards. The repertoire is exhumed, resuscitated and enriched with new creations...

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