For over fifteen years, ZU’s modus operandi of straddling and abusing musical genres has resulted in over fifteen unique album releases across labels such as Ipecac, Atavistic and Headz (Japan). Their experimental amalgam of metal, math, no-wave, noise and electronics, led acclaimed composer John Zorn to describe their sound as “a powerful and expressive music that totally blows away what most bands do these days”. In the running for the title of ‘the world’s hardest working band’, ZU have performed over 2000 shows throughout Europe, US, Canada, Asia, Russia, Mexico and even Africa, touring with the likes of Mike Patton (as the Zu/Patton quartet), sharing the stage with Faith No More, Fantomas, The Melvins, Lightning Bolt, Sonic Youth, The Ex, etc..
At ALICE, Zu will present “Terminalia Amazonia” (House of Mythology, 2019). The work is built on field recordings from rituals of Shipibo indigenous tribe of the Amazons, with live electronics by Zu and visuals by Lillevan. The album is also the first instalment of the new-found original line up of Zu: Jacopo Battaglia, Luca T Mai, Massimo Pupillo. The concert is presented in collaboration with CPH:DOX.