"Gorgeous classic French surf-pop" 8/10 Uncut
A French language record influenced by obscure horror films and unhappy love affairs that entraps the listener in its seamless melodies, immersive harmonies and unshakable grooves.
Zozobra Bird Of Prey
Hydra Head CD HH666156 0798546235924 11 Aug 08
Fast on the seismic heels of last year's Harmonic Tremors, Zozobra mastermind Caleb Scofield (Cave In/Old Man Gloom) has set off another
face-rupturing power-trembler in the North American underground. Bird Of Prey is our man's second full-length under the Zozobra moniker, a white-hot
exploder shot through with snaking melody lines and implacable riffs. From front to back, Scofield's signature roar is tempered by his own gleaming
backup chants; meanwhile, an arsenal of guitars alternately churns and shimmers in the flames of Zozobra?s effigial namesake. Recorded and mixed
by Isis drummer Aaron Harris?who also lent his considerable drumming talents to the proceedings?Bird Of Prey is the latest installment in Hydra
Head?s Reign Of Awesome 2008. It is the sound of a conquering horde?only in this case, the horde consists of exactly one dude who manages to
sound like ten.