Blazing out of the backwoods of Bruzzelle, Italy, born in homage to plow and harvest — harvesting riffs, plowing grappa — the ZOLLE duo will release their belligerently unhinged full-length debut of rural rampage in plenty of time for tomato season.
With only two members, somehow the magical ZOLLE still features members of Zu, Morkobot, OvO, One Dimensional Man and more. The bandits’ self-titled album stumbles triumphantly through inebriated off-kilter riff marches, schizokiller percussive thunder, disharmony and distressed builds abound, the pummeling concoction void of a goddamn human voice for its duration. There’s nowhere better on the near-half-hour colostomy of Zolle to let you all know where we’re coming from than just hitting play on this thing. So, here is the album-opening tune which the band would like to inform you is called “Trakthor,” except they’re an instrumental band, making it impossible to actually tell you. But the word “Trakthor” only translates from Italian to English as, “Trakthor,” so there’s no harm done.
Plow grappa and blast “Trakthor” with This Is Not A Scene RIGHT HERE.
Supernatural Cat — the Italian underground label run by Malleus Rock Art Lab, the artist collective featuring two members of the psychedelic doom trio Ufomammut — will set Zolle loose on May 13th.
Formed by Marcello Lan (Morkobot), who lays down the meaty riffs, and counterpart Stefano who beefs things up on drums and xylophone, ZOLLEcommenced work on their debut album throughout the summer of 2012, and in just two months they had the music ready to commit to tape. Recorded in September of the same year by Michelangelo Roberti at Mizkey Studio (Morkobot) and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Zu, Morkobot, OvO, One Dimensional Man), performed almost entirely live, the drums are of considerable proportion and made of copper and the amplifier an old digital model of the ’50s which makes for a mammoth sound. In addition, Urlo (Ufomammut/Supernatural Cat) and Roberto Rizzo (Quasiviri/Runi) make guest infiltrations bearing drunken gifts of synth throughout the duration of Zolle’s ruckus.