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Post Rock/Math rock

3.35 | 23 ratings

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3 stars The non-symphonic side of Zuffanti!

If you are familiar with his works, then you know that this side-project is actually very different to the music that Zuffanti "normally" does with his other bands, with LaZona, he went to a more experimental side where we will hardly notice that this is an Italian band, while we are used to enjoy some Maschera`s or Finisterre`s symphonic music, suddenly we find ourselves listening to something totally different, and believe me that this can be done only by superb musicians and composers like fabio Zuffanti.

He is one of my personal favorite musicians nowadays i really like all of his projects, having obviously a personal scale, i mean i like some of his projects more than others naturally, LaZona is not my favorite of his projects at all, but believe me that it is a very nice post-rock oriented record.

You have to be patience while listening to this album which is composed by 4 songs and a 45 minute lenght, the songs as you can imagine are long songs but actually they are related to each other so it could be a one-song album divided in 4 parts, the album is pretty good, but let me advice you that you should not listen to it if you are tired of do not have a good humor because it progresses very slowly and you may find it boring, in the other hand, if you are open and feel the will of listening to it, you may find it great.

"Solitudini" is a difficult first song, if you can manage to get this song, then you will probably enjoy the whole album, it lasts 10 minutes and begins very slowly with some guitar here and there, atmospheres and bass as background , actually the first 5 minutes are pretty alike without a considerable variation, then we can listen the ntrance of trombone wchich makes a wark sound, the second half of this song shows some drums apassages and the trombone still playing. "Il Babau" is the following song and hardly noticeable that is another song, it changes suddenly if you dont pay attention to the tracks lenght you will think that it is still the same first song, but a couple of minutes later you will recognize at last some notes, i mean those parts that you will remember of a song, it is like this, it sounds like that, this song agains has a little change until minute 5 when drums and keys appear, very experimental song. "Il Sogno Della Scala" is without a doubt the best song of this album, the longest with 15 minutes and the most enjoyable of them all, here we can listen to a sudden change, bass lines making the rythm and after the 2nd song`s fade out it continues with electronic sounds and noises, nice effects, the beauty of this song is the way its progressing, i am noly expecting that moment when it turns more agressive and faster and yes, finally after the fifth minute it changes to a powerful song with the magnific sound of mellotron included, here the guitar is more intense and we can recognize what the song is about, great melody and atmosphere,this song alone is a very worth listening, the sound of mellotron in this experimental album makes it even better and more interesting the mos powerful part is featured in the second third of this song, then the 3rd part returns to a more calmed and relaxed sound. "Equivalenza" is the last, shortest and less good song of the album, despite it continues with the same style of the previous one, you will know its another song due to the voices or conversation there. The guitar notes are the same and it is becoming more slowly through the minutes, not the besto song to finish the album but anyway not that bad, this is the one which finished this nice "1 song divided in 4 parts album" from Italian project called LaZona.

I personally would give it 4 stars because i like it a lot and play it very often, but since you either could enjoy it or get bored, the final grade is 3 stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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