ZOO: Trilogi Peradaban: CD

A twenty-two song disc by an Indonesian band presented as a concept album in three movements about the evolution of civilization. The music itself is multi-faceted, chaotic, and challenging listening, to say the least. It’s rhythmic and its bass-heavy spasms give it some similarities to NoMeansNo, but its wild unpredictability and confrontational nature put it closer to Melt Banana and The Swans. Normally, music this experimental turns me off, but I found this release interesting enough to give it repeated listens.

 –Jake Shut (Tenzenmen, tenzenmen.com)