Day 1

Zgen

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Day 1 Review

by Tom Schulte

Zgen is an eight-member project that includes cello in its arrangements and has one female vocalist singing in English and another in French. One member, Archisound, is listed as being responsible for "sampler, keyboards." This belies what is perhaps the most important part of the Zgen sound -- the studio. Each song, sweetly sung and cleverly if simply arranged to include a chorus of childlike charm, is festooned with such sound samples as rasping, dripping, rattling, and more. Everything is blended together in production, especially with echo. The result is rich and textured -- a real treat for the attentive ear.