“Drummer Jacopo Battaglia, saxophonist Luca T. Mai, and bass player Massimo Pupillo, formed Zu in Rome 10 years ago. Since then, aside from releasing records at the rate of more than one per year, the band have toured the world relentlessly (their self-described Black Flag-esque work ethic has motivated them to play over 1,000 live shows), and collaborated with an impressive range of sterling artists such as Hamid Drake, the Ex, Han Bennink, Damo Suzuki, Alvin Curran, and the Stooges’ saxophonist Steve MacKay. Given their predilection for ingenious improvisation, combined with the ability to absorb and incorporate an exhilarating variety of musical styles into their material, it is not surprising that Zu often sounds like a hundred bands in one, although the way they piece together their wild sonic jigsaw is unique to them alone… For others, particularly fans of fellow Mediterranean math rockers Uzeda, John Zorn’s Cobra improvisations, and all Patton-affiliated projects such as Fantômas and Mr. Bungle, Zu’s massive accomplishment will be nothing short of breathtaking.” Pitchfork review for Carboniferous, 2009.
Support comes from Capri-Batterie, an experimental artcore trio, specialising in industrial jazz and avant-gardesonorities. Drums, Bass and Trumpet – a phenomenal live act on absolute perfect form.
Extra support slot TBC
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