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Drawing on their extensive live experience, the tracks have a vibrant, human feel. Most of the recording process started with the band playing live in the studio, a feel that translates well into the extended jazz-oriented jams ("Message Machine", "Maceo"). But ZO did not ignore the power of the studio, used in concise pop song craft ("Best Day", "Satisfied"), layers of sound and vocals ("More Best Day"), and just plain studio wackiness ("Leave").
Formed by Elliot Page (guitar, vocals) in early 1995, the addition of Ben Thibault on bass/vocals and Dan Gullotti on drums/vocals completes the lineup for the Boston-based trio. After years of regional gigging, the release of their first full length CD Mind was well received by fans, the press, and college radio stations. Now with the release of Body, ZO is primed to win over rock and jazz fans worldwide.
"Zyrah's Orange is a thousand times more interesting than most jam bands." -- Casco Bay Weekly
"Zyrah's Orange messes with the mind in every way possible. If it isn't the wide range of styles, it is the lyrical content. If it isn't the subliminal themes, it's the pounding suppression of the jams. -- Vermont Review
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To be fair, one of the singers has a good voice, for example in Best Day. But in this and all the other tracks, I can't put into words how irritating the drumming is in most places -- to the point of making it quite taxing to listen to.
Bottom line, if you like Dave Matthews or Phish, just buy one of their albums instead -- these artists are as successful as they are for a reason.