MegaflowMar 25th 2011 | DISREC15 | LP/DL
01 Calonge Terrassa, Kalon-jah! Tewra-ssah!
03 PachaMadreTierraWah! #1
04 PachaMadreTierraWah! #2: Da Remix
06 Megaflow #1
07 Megaflow #2: MegaSLOW
08 Bomboklat #1: Da gyelda
09 Bomboklat #2: Egli na bomboklat
10 Casamance Un : Voyage (…)
11 Casamance Deux : (…) Gekko
12 Casamance Trois : (…) télépathiquement (…)
A traveling circus from Barcelona. Two guys and a dozen instruments.
ZA! are: Papa Dupau (guitar, trumpet, kalimba, perc, voc) and Spazzfrica Ehd (dr, perc, keys, fx, clarinet, voc). This multilayer supersonic-orchestra combines African beats, noise, math rock, vocal-loops, free jazz, analogue electronics, sounds from the shepherds of Tuva, Balinese polyrhythms, Mauritanian trip hop, Dadaism, distortion, dance and drones – “Post Worldmusic” may be the name of this danceable hybrid.
ZA! – that means countless shows on the highest energetic level, including international festivals (SXSW, Primavera Sound, Sonar Festival), art performances, tours in UK, USA, Spain, Portugal and Germany. They played with noisebands (Lightning Bolt, ZU, Yellow Swans), rockbands (El Guincho, Delorean, Agent Robbons, Mark Eitzel) or freejazz artists (Peter Brötzmann, Paal Nilssen Love), because they love sharing stages with other musicians and creating new music altogether. PAPA DUPAU and SPAZZFRICA EHD have performed improvised and unique shows along with DAMO SUZUKI (Can), Angel Deradoorian (DIRTY PROJECTORS), Les Aus or Nisei. When the audience didn’t stare stunned at the stage or had their faces clenched in joy, they just danced. Live the ZA!-protagonists are connected through their music, they become one body. The physical is neither surface nor underground – it is scope, structure and instrument. A perfect balance between control of gestures and uncontrolled emotions.
The two Catalans have released two albums so far – their last genre blending record “Macumba o Muerte” (Acuarela) was rated as one of the best albums of the century by ROCKDELUX, the main Spanish indie magazine, and was awarded by the “Spanish Independent Label Union”. ZA!’s third album MEGAFLOW will be released by DISCORPORATE RECORDS, Acuarela and Gandula.
MEGAFLOW, that is subnormal energy on two vinyls with amazing artwork (each song has a miniature landscape as a map). A whirlwind of colors. Virtuosic euphoria. Living intuition. Musical explosion. Coltrane, Africa, Asia, Fugazi, Tortoise, Ruins, Stravinsky, Battles… or in this weird package just ZA!
Recorded & Mixed by Santi Garcia at Estudios Ultramarinos
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston
Artwork by ZA! (Papa Dupau & Spazzfrica Ehd)