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Maserati / Zombi Split (LP, Temporary Residence)

Posted: March 10th, 2009, by Justin Snow

For a person that’s into the kind of music that I’m into, I’m slightly ashamed to say I’ve never really listened to either Maserati or Zombi. I knew slightly more about Zombi than I did Maserati but that still wasn’t much. So when I saw they were putting out a limited vinyl only release on Temporary Residence (already sold out at the label, sorry), I figured there wasn’t a better way to get to know either of these much lauded bands.

Maserati throws down 4 tracks (or 2, however you wanna look at it) of superb post-rock. I only wish I had heard this 5 years ago, back when I was devouring as much post-rock as I could. Not that this isn’t good, because it is, but I feel even special post-rock, like Maserati’s slightly spacey & Krauty take on it, just can’t do for me what it used to.

Zombi attempts to tackle their side all in one take with a song called “Infinity.” And while it does only last about 13 minutes, it’s a wonderful 13 minutes of analog synth that seems to last for, well, at least a long time. But it’s not just pure synth drone, like I expected. At about 4 minutes in, this crazy drummer emerges and just goes to town. At first, he takes control of the song, dominating the underlying synth, but eventually he lets up a bit and the two instruments team up to finish off the song in the most epically moody and creepy danceable way possible. This one’s a keeper.

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Justin Snow

Justin resides on Lon Lon Ranch in Massachusetts with his wife and two magical bunnies who help him raise a herd of lifegiving milk cows. A childhood encounter with the evil lord Ganondorf brought about his love of music genres involving the words DOOM, DEATH and DESTRUCTION. Justin also enjoys watching films, playing Ludo and eating popsicles.


1 Response to Maserati / Zombi Split (LP, Temporary Residence)

  1. jgram

    love Zombi!