Albums like this are a true rarity in my life, where both the music and lyrics work together as one, getting into my head, forever changing how I hear the world around me. I look forward to the weekends when find myself in my darkened listening space, pacing to the rhythms, yelling the words into my fist.
Instead of descending into a preachy speech as to why you need to own this, I’m giving you this link. You have the option of downloading it for free, or paying $5. The choice is yours.
“ZIA is an exclusively electronic band who began performing on the East Cost in 1992. Founded by Elaine Walker, ZIA bangs out pro-space and sci-fi music on futuristic instruments. The notes and samples are triggered ALL LIVE with drum sticks! Microtonal musical scales run rampant throughout the ZIA repertoire. In the pop genre this is a monumental task which adds an eerie, futuristic edge to the songs.” (source)
ZIA is by far my favorite pro-space electronic band. They just released their new album Martians. Ordered mine last week. If you’re curious as to what ZIA sounds like, check out their myspace.