Attenzione, everyone: Prolific Italian rock experimentalists Zu have just announced a new album on the stellar House of Mythology label. It’s called Jhator (in Tibetan, “giving alms to the birds”), and it’s out April 7.
According to the album announcement, Jhator was inspired by ancient Tibetan “sky burials,” as well as by “the ancient Egyptian texts discussed in Susan Brind Morrow’s The Dawning Moon of the Mind and the Sufi poetry of Farid ud-Din Attar.” Or as I call it: Friday night.
A statement from the band reads: “In making this album we have tried to affirm life, beauty and mystery. We refocus the vision in another direction far from the Western point of view.” The result is an album that “could be the beginning of a new musical direction for Zu, or perhaps an isolated album capturing a particular essence.”
A new promo video for the album features a short clip of new music. But it’s all you get for now. Watch it below.
01. Jhator: A Sky Burial
02. The Dawning Moon of the Mind