Zru Vogue | The Exile

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The Exile

by Zru Vogue

Electro-Funk Surrealist Rock concept album featuring an insect queen, a rabbit-headed woman, and dancing cockroach people.
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Day In The Life Of The Zru
4:17 $0.99
2. Escape From More Of The Same
4:15 $0.99
3. Octavia Insect Queen
3:57 $0.99
4. A Happy Near-Death Experience
3:35 $0.99
5. Welcome To Oblivion
2:57 $0.99
6. Ugly To Others, Beautiful To Me
2:42 $0.99
7. Pagoda Mother Fish
3:03 $0.99
8. Garbage In Garbage Out (Insect Kiss)
4:14 $0.99
9. The Deep End
2:56 $0.99
10. Un-returning (Overflow)
3:53 $0.99
11. Drifting/Heaven Wants Me
3:32 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Zru Vogue returns with a concept album “The Exile,” that explores surrealist themes of love, undersea origins, and escape from "more of the same" into a world of wonderful creature comforts. The original electronic music score speaks for itself with funk and electro grooves, sprawling synthesizer lines, liquid bass lines, and layers of percussion. This is Zru Vogue doing what they do best: art-funk for thinking humans (and other creatures).

"This is how it feels
To reveal the truth
This is what it means
To require the proof
This is who you are
When you cease to be you
This is what it’s like
When you do the Zru"

Produced by Zru Vogue. Written in the San Francisco Bay Area and recorded in Palo Alto, CA, September through November, 2006. All words by Andrew L. Jackson, all instruments and vocals performed by Andrew Jackson and Rick Cuevas, except electronic drums on "Unreturning (Overflow)" by Patrick Coyne.

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Boris Darling

My Life In The Bush Of Kafka
I love the new album and can't stop listening to it. It's like "My Life In The Bush Of Kafka." Or perhaps what would happen if Bootsy & Busta joined forces with the Flaming Lips. You guys funk & rock.
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rc barajas

The Exile: Zrulicious near-death adventure.
More of the Same Brilliance.
Oo-ga-oo-gakka-oocha. That’s how this experience begins. The music of Zru Vogue pulses, flows and consumes. There is leaving and returning and death, and somehow, insects. Fleeting layers of imagery, never to be repeated in just the same way; it seems the sounds of this album were caught fluttering in a bell jar and laid down, still quivering, in these tracks. Andy and Rick have climbed to a new level. Andy’s voice spans his range from devil growl to high innocence, rising, sinking, surfing atop his relentless undulating lyrics. Sitting on the edge of their sound is a lonely, cold place to be; so you dip your feet, and slide in, joining them in the fragrant, steamy water. Listen to Escape From More of the Same or Pagoda Mother Fish or any of the eleven hypnotic tracks from The Exile, and you will understand.
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Tracy

Love Zru!
The Exile is beautiful. I've followed Rick's solo work for years, and I love him and his music! This Zru CD is sooooo good!
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Wineau

Never cease to amaze!
These guys just amaze me; just when you think they've made their best CD they come out with something that blows your mind. These guys (Rick and Andrew)have a masterpiece on their hands with Exile. Funky, electronic, experimental beats, rhythms, and rhymes that will keep you listening again and again. These guys are on a creative roll, and I hope they keep on going. Highly recommended!
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BENNY


Once again they made a beautiful work! Italy loves you guys! Congratulations for this brand new piece of art! And a special kiss to Mr Richard James Cuevas!
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Thermonukyaler Norman "Max" Bernstein

All told, best yet
You boys done the zru most mighty proud. Fantastic songs, sounds, vibe, groove. Superb playing, singing, insect wing harmonies, mother fish replication funkulation, it's all there and it's all in the zru-dream-syncopation-fluctuation-microscopic-giant-thrill league. I think you know wum sayin. Yet another groovy Wes Anderson tie-in with Pagoda Mother Fish in that it fits with the Steve Zissou groove dance vibe. I can see him fruging minimally to it now, "It's an adventure". The intro coulda been done on the ship by his crack team of sound surgeons, but then y'all take it into the Zrutosphear leaving the ship in the dust. Very cool. All told, best yet, and that's saying a lot.
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