Two people in front of your eyes, yet a transoceanic, futuristically primitive orchestra in your ears. Spazzfrica Ehd & Papa duPau, the duet from Barcelona known as ZA!, keep on their post-world music conquest with their best album so far: WANANANAI
Always acclaimed by their intense, ever-changing live sets (best live band in Spain according to many national magazines), ZA! have recorded an album that stands for their shows and will even surprise their fans with new sonorities and beats. Almost 60 minutes of unrelenting and rhythmically wicked music hard to label: Battles being more organic, Lightning Bolt being more harmonic, Animal Collective being more aggressive, Steve Reich being less serious.
WANANANAI is a compendium of genres hard to imagine and hard to explain without the listening experience. Spazzfrica Ehd & Papa duPau have extended their musical spectrum, adding Cuban jazz vibes mixed with post-rock (as in El Calentito), Jamaican dancehall mixed with grunge (like in Súbeme el Monitor), intelligent dance music mixed with industrial noise (as in Tueste Natural), or balinese melodies mixed with Black Sabbath (as in Cha Cha Cha). They even dare to perform a hip hop song (Mr.Reality) that could fit in the first albums of A Tribe Called Quest. And what is more surprising, it all makes sense.
After a whole listen to it, you quickly realise the unity and the singularity of this album: WANANANAI is a statement of freedom, an hour of music that proves that experimental music can be euphoric, intense, fun, headbanging and even danceable sometimes.
released May 1, 2013
ZA! is Papa Dupau (guitar, trumpet, kalimba, percussion, voice) and Spazzfrica Ehd (drums, keyboards, drum machine, clarinet, voice)
100 copies available exclusively in the UK and Ireland. Comes in gatefold packaging with 12" and gold coloured 10".
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