Monday, December 27, 2010
Zarjaz "Inter Block Rock" 12" EP. 1986.
Ziro Baby is/was the man/kid behind Tronics and Zarjaz, as well as anything "Freakapuss" related. Probably one of the most interesting and strange characters to come out of the Punk/New Wave era, especially by constantly reinventing himself into whatever he felt like doing. After Tronics, he began Zarjaz as an exercise in "Baroqueabilly," which sounded a lot like Wendy Carlos' Bach recordings on A Clockwork Orange. Then, out of nowhere, Zarjaz releases this "Inter Block Rock" EP which is a DiY noise-pop record. Maybe just to prove that he can do it as good as anyone else at the time? One of these songs ("TV On In Bed") is a revved up version of the Tronics track on "Love Backed By Force."
There's a good chance of all Tronics/Zarjaz material being reissued on a friend's label. Exciting news, I'll update when that happens.
A great interview here: http://everetttrue5.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/plan-b-the-archives-18-the-tronicsles-zarjaz/
Link to EP: http://www.mediafire.com/?1mld6xlbbkz65qr
Video greeting from Ziro.