Tuesday, 15 January 2013

ZU - Igneo (2002, Wallace Records)

Full album on YourselfIsSteam youtube channel: review:

"Zu, an all-instrumental Italian band (Massimo Pupillo on bass, Jacopo Battaglia on drums, Luca Mai on saxophone...played some of the most adventurous post-rock music at the turn of the century...Pared down to a trio, but boasting the collaborations of saxophonist Ken Vandermark , trombonist Jeb Bishop and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Zu released their second album, Igneo (Wide, 2002 - Frenetic, 2006). From the beginning, The Elusive Character of Victory states an "elastic" and sometimes deliberately unfocused concept of musical dynamics. The roaring and rampant Solar Anus boasts an almost tender break spoiled by an energetic saxophone solo..."

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