ZMRZLINA

ZMRZLINA

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To say the packaging of this San Francisco band's CD is much better than the music is not intended as a backhanded insult. It is truly a most beautiful CD package, involving clear plastic windows and luscious hand stitching, and if that isn't enough, there's a great little comic book based on the lyrics. Care is taken with the music as well, which has Beefheart-style riffs as well as some slam bang punk rock delivery. Some classy touches come from added instruments such as harmonium, prepared piano, and the intriguing audio surveillance devices. The group has potential and can go on training all they like but their musicianship will probably never catch up with their design ideas. (Credit is given to the entire band for the package.)

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