Za! is a band from Barcelona composed by 2 people and 7 instruments (drums, guitar, keyboard, voice, trumpet, kalimba, sampler).
Their music combines african beats, noise, thick distortions, vocal loops, free jazz, sounds from the shepherds of Tuva, balinese polyryhtms, math rock, dadaism, drones and a high percentage of the result left to complete on stage, every night.
Za! have played more than 150 shows including acts in international festivals (Primavera Sound, Sonar Festival, Tanned Tin, Zappanale), tours in UK, Portugal and Germany and sharing shows and tours either with noise bands (Lightning Bolt, Yellow Swans, Zu, etc), rock bands (El Guincho, Delorean, Agent Ribbons, Mark Eitzel, etc) or free jazz artists (Peter Brötzmann, Paal Nilssen Love, etc).
Za! loves sharing stage with other musicians and creating new music altogether. They have peformed improvisated and unique shows along with Damo Suzuki (Can), Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), Les Aus, Nisei or Estrategia Lo Capto.
Za! have released 2 albums (their last album, Macumba o Muerte, was rated number 2 of the year and one of the best albums of the century by Rockdelux, the main Spanish indie magazine, and was awarded by the Spanish Independent Label Union), and will release their third studio album on february 2011 through Acuarela, Discorporate (Germany) and Gandula.
Za! is Papa Dupau (guitar, trumpet, kalimba, percussion, voice)
and Spazzfrica Ehd (drums, keyboards, drum machine, clarinet,
- Eki eki eki Kazaam! 2006, Práctico Records.
- Macumba o Muerte 2009, Acuarela Records (CD) / Gandula
Records (vynil), which has been considered as the 2nd best Spanish album
of 2009 and one of the best national albums of the decade by the most
important music magazine in the country, Rockdelux.
- Nisei & Za! - Chez Alphonse #1 (seven inch)
Drums, bass amp, guitar amp, loud PA.