Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Music: "Unbearable suspense and sadistic terror grip the senses!"

We haven't done a music bit since, oh, a dog's age. So, Screamers and Screamettes, I bring you the moody cinematic glory that is Zombi!

Zombi is a prog-rock outfit. I know what you're thinking: "But CRwM, prog-rock is so uncool that in some countries education officials actually distribute King Crimson t-shirts to high school students as a form of contraceptive."

And you'd be right. For the most part prog-rock is vast wasteland of pretentious musical wankery. But, fear not, this will be cool. I promise. If it isn't, you have my permission to select one of the sites listed on my sidebar and never visit it again. That'll teach them to expose you to new things!

But where was I? Oh, yes. Music. Zombi is a "the p word" band, but one that seems to be less influenced Pink Floyd than by the The Goblins, the source of the churning rumble heard on hundred of Italian-produced high-gloss horror flicks. Their thick sonic assault sounds like the soundtrack to some lost Dargento film. It is also kind of mesmerizing in its relentlessness.

The following clip is from a live show from last year. In it, Zombi performs their tune "Surface to Air" off their debut album of the same title. Enjoy.

On a much lighter note, while looking for this particular clip I found the A+ super-good trailer for the craptastic Astro-Zombies, inspiration for the classic Misfits song. Nice.


Sarah said...

I love Zombi. And I'm not a girl who likes prog-rock.

I was going to do a post on Zombi eventually at my blog or Bloody Italiana, but now I may just point people over here.

Anonymous said...

Not too bad, but do they sing ? I mean, listening to it, it sounds like something they'd play during introductions at a hockey game -- get the fans up and screaming or whatnot.

Now, that's a compliment, believe it or not..

CRwM said...


Thanks for stopping by.

I'm sure the folks at Bloody Italiana would get a kick out of the boys o' Zombi = though they apparently deny the whole Goblins influence thing. Still, your readership there is really their target demo, I'd wager.

CRwM said...

Screamin' Sassy,

No lyrics. As far as I know, they're a strictly instrumental duo.