Thursday, February 10, 2011

Zombi walks again!

Via the eagle-eyed owl, new Zombi drops May 10th!!

Escape Velocity
Perennial winners Zombi (co-#2, 2009 / #1, 2006 / #1, 2004) are set to return with 2011's Escape Velocity!

As I guessed, per Steve Moore's tumblr, "Artwork by Jeremy Schmidt." Who is Sinoia Caves (co-#8, 2006) and keyboards for Black Mountain (#10, 2008) - he did both those covers, and Zombi's Spirit Animal (2009) too!!

Per Relapse Records pre-order page:
Escape Velocity sees ZOMBI return to their roots, using synth, and drums to create stirring melodies and moving cadences. Whereas earlier efforts found the band entrenched in Italian horror scores, Escape Velocity finds Zombi continuing their exploration of famed Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder and legendary Kraut Rock icons Neu and Harmonia. The sweeping synth sequences and pulsing rhythms are sometimes dancey, sometimes reflective, but always hypnotic under the watchful eye of this distinguished duo. Escape Velocity's five ethereal tracks are simply put, celestial music for other worlds.

BOOM! The only reason I haven't pre-ordered is to wait on possible special vinyl edition, but this is now locked in at the top of my list.

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