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3.81 | 24 ratings | 1 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Future of Royalty (2:27)
2. Wolf Government (5:59)
3. Corps (12:26)
4. Weakling (3:17)
5. XE (18:11)

Total Time 42:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Sam Hillmer / tenor sax
- Patrick Higgins / guitar, electronics
- Greg Fox / percussion

Releases information

Label: Northern Spy Records
Format: CD, Digital, Vinyl
Release date: January 27, 2015

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ZS Xe ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (26%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

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Review by LearsFool
5 stars Somewhere between the recent post-punk revival and modern avant-prog lies Zs. These modern day pronks mix a very sparse guitar sound that mixes with use of horns that are unmistakably RIO-derived. The guitar lines go on and on and on, with the horns variously attacking like Peter Brotzmann's kind of free jazz, or playing along or in the background like a sickly corruption of smooth, urban feeling jazz, easily in part by way of Henry Cow. The minimalism only helps this album sound ever stranger, which is exactly where it needs to be. The artfulness of the result is best shown by the long, jaw-dropping "Corps" and title track, and how. Easily a front-runner not just for avant-prog album of the year, but for album of the year in general.

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