Typically, I’m not a fan of instrumental music. As I listen, I keep waiting for the vocals to come in, only to have those expectation shattered completely.
Soccer similarly leaves me unsatisfied. I watch matches and keep thinking, “Just pick up the fucking ball already!”
Anyways, Zombi is different.
These two dudes create some super progressive music together — music I readily admit I appreciate.
Zombi’s back in a recording studio this week, working on their sixth album.
The magic is happening at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh and Steve Moore’s private studio in UpState New York.
The self-produced offering will see release through venerated label Relapse Records before year’s end.
The final product will run over 60 minutes and include nine new songs. A press release says that the band’s new material “was heavily inspired” by their 2013 tour with Italian prog legends Goblin.
Says Moore, Zombi’s bassist and synths man:
“It’s a rock record — think of it as a follow up to ‘Surface to Air.’ There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. It’s dark and heavy. Live drums on every song and lots of bass guitar. We have officially moved from ‘studio project’ mode back into ‘live band’ mode.”
Zombi drummer Anthony Paterra added:
“The last time we sat down together in the same space, just the two of us, along with drums, bass guitar, and a couple synths, was back in 2005. To be able to do that again was great, and we crafted more than 90% of this album out of pieces we composed together during sessions from the past year.”
In addition, Relapse Records will be reissuing Zombi’s earliest recordings as The Zombi Anthology this April.
Long out-of-print and previously made available by the band themselves (over 10 years ago) in an extremely limited, CD-only run, this is the first time that Zombi’s very first recordings will see an official label release.
Pre-orders are available here while trailer for The Zombi Anthology follows:
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