Label: Mellow Records
- Solitudini (10:15)
- Il Babau (10:46)
- Il Sogno Della Scala (15:16)
- Equivalenza (8:25)
- Stefano Marelli / guitars loops
- Agostino Macor / synthesizers & Mellotron
- Fabio Zuffanti / basses, effects
- Marco Cavani / drums & percussion
- Michele Nastasi / trombone
LaZona is yet another band by Fabio Zuffanti. In this case, his aim was to
move to another type of sounds, different than those experienced with
Finisterre, Hostsonaten or La Maschera di Cera. Now post-rock, ambient,
space rock, and electronic music are found here. And certainly, listening to
this album, it has to be said that he moves enough well also in these
But as it happens with other bands in which Zuffanti has been involved, it
is not fair to give Zuffanti all the starring role, because other usual
musicians of the above mentioned bands, are part of LaZona too. I'm sure
that musicians like Marelli, Macor, and Cavani have contributed to this work
with key ideas.
We can associate LaZona's music to many other bands. Among them, I would
choose Porcupine Tree/No-Man, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brian Eno, Talk
Talk, Tangerine Dream, and the most experimental and psychodelic Pink Floyd.
The album consists of four tracks, joined in such a way that there's no
sudden change between them all. "Solitudini", "Il Babau", and "Equivalenza"
are very ambient and similar tracks, whereas "Il Sogno della Scala" includes
a notable rhythmic section and continues in a more Porcupine Tree circa "The
Sky Moves Sideways" vein, mixed with GYBE's sonorous excess.
There must be different sounds in the progressive universe, and a good album
like this one is OK to change the approach for a while, and to hear something
different. Nevertheless, I think that there exist more interesting bands
playing this sound.