Fire up your search engine or pull out your books of esoterica for this one. Zebras musically remind me of early Neurosis with their complex structures that meander and climb, growing in intensity, and they have this all-demanding presence. Lyrically, Zebras are on a whole other plane. Secret histories and esoteric ideas are brought out into the (dark) light. “Levitation” presents the idea that sound can move large objects (I had a co-worker who is a musician and would talk about this all the time), and “The Bell,” which is about bending time and gives points of reference. These lyrics point the way. It’s up to you, listener, to dig deeper. This is some interesting and fascinating stuff.
–M.Avrg (Secret, [email protected])