(8/10) You could that this is the right review for Halloween - a band called Zombi. No, seriously, Zombi is from Pittsburgh and the guys stand for progressive rock music that comes with many electronic features and synthesizers.
Zombi was inspired by Italian soundtrack composers of Goblin, while they took the inspiration for the bands name from a movie called "Dawn of Dead" which was named "Zombi" in Italy.
Steve Moore (b/synthesizer) and A.E. Paterra (d), the two men behind Zombi, released a first album back in 2004, called "Cosmos". Three more longplayers followed and the newest one is called "Shape Shift".
The new record comes with nine instrumental songs that are epical. The tracks carry a lot of feeling and emotional intenstity. In the best meaning of the word we can say that it's soundtrack music, even though there is no film connected - at least not in the common sense.
If you listen to the album with your headphone, lean back and close your eyes, the movie starts in your imagination. "Shape Shift" isn't an album that is just for fast consumption and done. This record, with it's long and intense tunes, asks for time. You need to dive into this world of melodies, rhythm and sound constructs to get the full joy out of it.
So, eventhough there is Halloween today, Zombi has nothing to do with this day. Zombi is an experience in itself.
- Pillars of Dawn
- Total Breakthrough
- Misson Creep
- Interstellar Package
- Diffraction Zone
- Toroidal Vortices
- Shadow Hand
- Siberia II
Label: Relapse Records