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Club Zru Galerie Zru

by Zru Vogue

2 CD-set for the price of one! This double album offers the full ZRU experience: art music, quirky pop songs, sound sculptures with lush atmospheres.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blue Room
2:48 $0.99
2. Cellophane Drama
4:15 $0.99
3. Pretty Girl
4:24 $0.99
4. Future Typos
2:38 $0.99
5. Move With The Water
4:28 $0.99
6. Transcendent
5:54 $0.99
7. Wigwam Woman
4:16 $0.99
8. Consenting Adults
9:22 $0.99
9. Afterlife
5:30 $0.99
10. En-Trance
0:55 $0.99
11. Statues
5:14 $0.99
12. Intrigue
5:16 $0.99
13. Elvis’ Ghost
3:29 $0.99
14. Shadows
4:36 $0.99
15. Looking For Something To Find
3:22 $0.99
16. The Clock Had Stopped
2:36 $0.99
17. Trouble-Up
1:50 $0.99
18. Zeta One Ridiculi
3:51 $0.99
19. Meta-terrania
3:55 $0.99
20. Cosa Dici?
2:19 $0.99
21. Things We Shouldn’t Do
3:04 $0.99
22. Ashes
1:13 $0.99
23. Subliminalism
4:21 $0.99
24. Il Sonnambulo
2:53 $0.99
25. Exit-stential
1:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
Enter the Club. Enter the Galerie. Enter the ZRU. 2-CD set for the price of one! 25 tracks total. Tracks 1-9 of the digital download comprise Club Zru; tracks 10 through 25 make up Galerie Zru.

Something About CLUB ZRU
In the year of our Zru 1980, there came to being “Blue Room”, which was a song consumed and discarded by the prophet Nakweda. Blue Room has risen. In the year of our Zru 1982, there was a song “Pretty Girl”. Pretty Girl has risen. In the year of our Zru 1983 there came to being “Statues”. Statues has risen. In October 1983 and November 1983 there came to being Zru performances called CLUB ZRU & GALERIE ZRU. CLUB ZRU & GALERIE ZRU have risen. In the year of our Zru 1984 there came to being “Move With The Water”, “Wigwam Woman”, and “Afterlife”. These too have risen. Praise the Zru. In the year of our ZRU 2010 there came to being “Cellophane Drama”, “Future Typos”, “Transcendent” and “Consenting Adults”. All praise the ZRU.

Something About GALERIE ZRU
As the album opens with “En-trance”, we feel we are at a café where there is a jazz combo playing… and what are they playing? A muzak miniature of “Do The Zru” from the Zru Vogue LP of 1982. En-trance flows into “Statues," a fresh 2010 remake of the 1983 living room demo. “Intrigue” is new and intriguing. “Elvis’ Ghost” was a poem written by and performed by Andrew Jackson at the Galerie Zru show in 1983. In this updated version, Zru Vogue coaxed the robotic virtual voice “Alex” to speak the words. “Looking For Something To Find” was written by Andrew recently, and Zru-ified by Rick’s e-bow guitars and Andrew’s sensibilities. “The Clock Had Stopped” is new, and brings back a virtual/digital Zru guest vocalist who first spoke on “Absynthe and Seine” from Zru Vogue’s Eleven Eyes album 2009. “Trouble Up” is a new & groovy sound sculpture by Andrew. “Zeta One Riduculi” is new and pays warm tribute to an old Zru Vogue 1980 home recording “Zeta One Reticuli” from when Tom Sanders and Nancy Miller were in the band. Tom & Nancy virtually re-appear by way of samples of their isolated vocal embellishments taken from early Zru master tapes. Rick’s ‘reverse jet guitar’ from “Cumulonimbus” also reprises. “Meta-terrania” is a new Andrew electronic creation for the Galerie. “Cosa Dici?” is an Italian dada poem written by, and performed by Rick Cuevas at the 1983 Galerie Zru performance. Rick dressed as a Pope for the show, and recited the poem while embracing an attractive girl. English translation slides were shown above on a screen. Andrew provides the sonic backing. “Things We Shouldn’t Do” and “Ashes” are Andrew’s new minimal art acoustic songs. “Subliminalism” is Zruist abstract jazz club art, all instrumental arrangements by Andrew. Along with the digital instruments Andrew plays clarinet as he did in San Francisco night clubs in 1981 (and speaks the spoken words), while Rick assisted in the full realization of the piece. “Il Sonnambulo” is Italian for ‘sleepwalker’, and is a new instrumental piece by Andrew. "Exit-stential" brings back our virtual vocal guest, and we find ourselves back at the café, albeit in an altered state -- which leads us back to the beginning. The Zru circle of life.

Something About ZRU
Zru Vogue is Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas. Club Zru features Patrick Coyne on electronic drums. This is the seventh Zru Vogue CD. Mambo through the Club and take a stroll through the Galerie. If you like what you hear, get some more. It's all good.



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The New Zru Review
Riding the highs of their new solo albums, Andrew Jackson and Rick Cuevas of Zru Vogue deliver this spectacular double album. The discs sandwich the insuppressible energy and the bottomless font of creativity that is Zru.
They have included new music (how great is Consenting Adults?), developed partially formed demos, and re-recorded some Zru classics. Why redo perfection? Because they can now. Take for example Pretty Girl - a Zru-lovers staple song originally recorded in 1982. The new version is shorter and more to the point. It now seems unapologetically sure of itself. Still the guitars moan and sob, but it’s become very sure-footed. Less coy, more overt – almost menacingly sexual. Now it crows.
There’s no weak track on Club Zru. My favorites? Blue Room, Move With the Water, Wigwam Woman... but also Future Typos, Cellophane Drama. And all the rest, really. You can’t go wrong.
Galerie Zru is the “flip-side” of Club Zru. Or maybe a fun-house mirror version? Here, ZV lets their intrinsic Dada hang out. There is humor, mood, café poetry and sorrow all in one place. It’s like they just couldn’t help themselves. Galerie is not for the faint of heart. It is marvelous. Favorite track: Statues. Also check out Zeta One Ridiculi to mess with your head.