Xe

Zs - Xe
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 43 ratings
2015 Ratings: #369
January 27, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Northern Spy / Label
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mz
NR
make it all grow to a better state in mind.
tinymusiccritic
82
A hypnotic album of experimental jazz noise, Xe by Zs essentially two proper tracks, accompanied by interludes. But man oh man are the two proper tracks (clocking in at a combined 30+ minutes) incredible. Agitated yet repetitive drum lines (courtesy of Liturgy and Guardian Alien virtuoso drummer, Greg Fox) provide the backbone to itchy stacatto guitar and squalling saxophone, with the occasional outburst of screeching noise. It may not sound like much, but the cumulative effect is mesmerising ... read more
Rodnavs
82
There was a time in which I would go to YouTube and search for videos of Jo Jones and Buddy Rich playing drum solos in the middle of the sickest performance of 'Caravan' or 'Bugle Call Rag' or any other classical jazz piece. I would like to talk about Jo Jones stuff here. The guy would make an interlude in between the performance to play drums the way he wanted with a stupid tempo. It was insane, the sounds that he could create with the drum kit were interesting. When I was in the middle of ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Future Of Royalty
  2. Wolf Government
  3. Corps
  4. Weakling
  5. XE
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