woktherock on 12/13/2012 at 08:30AM
ZOO is one of experimental rock retainers from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In their earlier years, Zoo was playing noisy, fast, mathematical pattern a la Boredom, Melt Banana or Hella that can be found on their mini album "Kebun Binatang". In their first full album “Trilogi Peradaban", Zoo began to combine textures of western experimental rock and the concept of Indonesian tribal music. This debut was released in limited number (100 copies) of Boxset consists of three CDs with a packaging made out of wood. This second album was also released to be downloaded for free in digital format by Yes No Wave Music and distributed on CD by Australian label Tenzemen and DualPlover.
After almost three year break, towards the end of 2012, Zoo comes back with a second full album called "Prasasti". This album contains 11 composed songs and 11 improvised songs. Here, Zoo ripens the concept that they started in "Trilogi Peradaban". The lyrics are using various traditional languages in Indonesia; Aceh, Bugis, Palembang, Dayak, Lombok, Kawi, Sulawesi Tengah, Banjar, and Minang. Not only that, Rully the vocalist/songwriter creates an alphabetical script called Zugrafi.
The packaging of "Prasasti" is made out of 1.7 kg granite, with the band name and album title carved on a stainless steel plate. Inside the packaging is also a sheet of recycled paper containing screen-printed lyrics and song credits. This packaging is only available for 200 copies, hand-numbered on the sleeve. The digital format was released for free download by Yes No Wave Music.