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    Zu – “Way of the Animal Powers, the ” – [Xeng]

    Amazing how many bruises this album leaves on you after only
    25+ minutes. Italian heavy hitters this time collaborate with
    Fred Lonberg-Holm. The title is inspired by a Joseph Campbell
    book; the myth explored here is that of the saxaphone snake
    that slinked into the Garden of Rock, and convinced Adam and
    Eve (that’s us listeners) to abandon our prejudice favoring
    only the guitar as the chosen instrument. While they’ve
    connected to Chicago before via Spaceways, Inc, this time
    Lonberg-Holm followed the every road leading to Rome, and
    brought with him a sizzling amplified cello. This band is
    so heavy, so cohesive, so potent. Simply one of the best rock
    bands going today bar none… Massimo delivers damaged yet
    fortified bass at the same time, Luca Tomasso’s sax is the
    flaming totem, but this time out is was Jacopo’s drums that
    really caught my ear, and damn well tore it off. He even
    offers exuberant vocals on the closing number. (There’s also
    spoken words about Monte Cazzaza on the lead-off track.)

    Zu Haiku Zu True
    Zu Bruises Zu Zu Be Do
    Zu Sax Drums Bass Zu

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 22, 2005 at 9:18 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

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    zu rule. If you’re into weird metal, the path ends — for now — at zu.
    Is there any way to download their performance from yesterday? I was unable to listen. I’d be willing to become a contributor for access to a downloadable file. I just learned about KFJC a few days ago from a reference on Aquarius. Help me, please!

  • Comment by bill, June 21st, 2006 8:37 am

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