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    Zu “Igneo” [Amanita]

    Igeno ain’t bliss, but it is burnished and blistering rock
    done as if by magic without a lead guitar. Black magic indeed
    with smoke coming out of Luca Tommaso Mai’s saxes, on two
    tracks Ken Vandermark doubles that damage. Additionally two
    other Chicago Brotzworkers join in the fiery festivities,
    but Zu really needs no assistance. The rhythm section of
    Massimo Pupillo on bass and drummer Jacopo Battaglia, they’re
    sort of an Italian answer to the Ruins. They provide an
    infernal (lower-case m) magma of sound. Pupillo’s basswork
    is active, with chord flashes and quick fingerwork to make
    one almost swear that guitar is present. Or maybe that’s the
    contribution of live soundman Alberto Mattaroccia. Crunch
    and feedback whinny fit so well with the angry horn work.
    A powerhouse release, with unquenchability.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 21, 2004 at 5:24 am
  • Filed as A Library
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    FR022? ZU “Igneo” CD with re-mixes by Dalek (Ipacec), DJ Olive (John Zorn, Sonic Youth), Andy Ex and Giuseppe Lelasi. This will be the first time “Igneo” will be available domestically in North America. Recorded by Steve Albini in 2002 along with guests Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop and Fred Lomberg-Holm, this CD will blow people away. Not to mention the stellar re-mixes that are mind expanding.

    Out on Frenetic Records September 2005

  • Comment by duncan, May 10th, 2005 9:26 am

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