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PLAYS STANDARDS

Ground Zero

RIO/Avant-Prog


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5 stars Imagine that the craziest album ever was an album where all sorts of classics and standards of music from all sorts of cultures were reworked into an insane but perfect oblivion. Welcome to "Plays Standards", then. Industrial, noise, avant-prog, avant-jazz, the screams of a distressed and likely bonkers woman... it's all here to savour if you've got the guts. A killer sax and drums take on "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz" soon gives way to the aforementioned woman's first appearance, amongst noise and a now berserked sax. Going on, the woman shows her insanity, sounds often breakdown into frenzy or get cut off, there's a cute little section focused on a bath, and sheer quirkiness and horror happen by turns and even at the same time. This is the best of all the avant-garde boiled into an excellent soup, and then used to smother the title standards. Sounds include what sounds like a freight train rushing by, synths suspisously sounding like grinding saws, and guitar gone horribly wrong. Most of those appear in a song that then gives way to surf rock that, once again, has sax to back it. Imagine that. Zero's take on "Those Were The Days" features piano and horns that are in it for the laughs. Everything, in the end, works together; all the instruments, all the sounds, all the samples, all the riffs and breakdowns and sheer insanity. This is a long, hard, strange trip, but this has to be an apex of avant-prog. If avant is your jam, then welcome to your crowning masterpiece.

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