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3.90 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Canicula (5:44)
2. Thanatocracy (5:29)
3. Vegetalista (3:41)
4. Pharmakon (4:27)
5. Trash A-Go-Go (5:06)
6. Theme De Yoyo (5:12)
7. You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks (4:40)
8. We Travel The Spaceways/Space Is The Place (8:10)

Total time 42:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Luca Tommaso Mai / sax
- Massimo Pupillo / bass
- Jacopo Battaglia / drums
- Ken Vandermark / reeds
- Nate McBride / double bass (5-8)
- Hamid Drake / drums (5-8)

Releases information

Artwork: Scarful

CD Atavistic ‎- ALP151CD (2004, US)

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ZU Zu & Spaceways Incorporated: Radiale ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (8%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by snobb
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4 stars Really interesting album of collaboration between Italian free-avant trio ZU and Chicago-based and reeder Ken Vandermark-led Spaceways Inc. Part of compositions are free improvs, but some come from free-funk classics, as Parliament's "Trash A-Go-Go" , the Art Ensemble's "Theme de Yoyo" or Sun Ra's "We Travel the Spaceways" and "Space Is the Place".

It's great to hear how sound two experimental bands from different roots playing together free improvs and great classics. Doesn't the sound is radically different - it's still same free jazz improvisation based music, but for everyone familiar with ZU original works strong influence from American band's music shows the former trio in new light. In fact, music became more jazzy, often - just pure free jazz, and Ken Vandermark's sax soloing is more funky and far not so brutal, as Luca Mai's bariton's.

From another hand, Italian's more heavy and dark, rock influenced sound with distorted bass and a aggressive drumming did bring some modern avant flavor for free jazz sound of American musicians. Most interesting is still the second part of album, where both teams working hard on free funk standards.

Recommended album for ZU fans, it shows really interesting more jazzy influenced side of the trio.

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