Friday, February 2, 2007

ZRU VOGUE - Nakweda Dream (7-inch, 1981)

Nakweda Dream is probably one of the most charming songs I’ve ever heard, and one of a few that I can listen to looping hour after hour and still walk away humming the melody without a shred of annoyance. That said, as many times as I’ve explored its scenic peaks and haunted valleys, for some reason a fluid description completely evades me. Within you'll find poetic but somber male vocals, a nice danceable rhythm, and that sad weepy guitar thing, which compounded will surely expose the soft spots of your inner being. But then, lingering just beneath all of it there is this immense and inescapable sense of madness lurking about, which like an improperly sedated schizophrenic, threatens to explode in fiery cloud of shrapnel any moment. And maybe, just maybe, it does.

"Nakweda Dream" single received critical acclaim in the alternative press, including Sub-pop who named it the best independent single of 1981.

From what I can tell, the rest of the band’s discography is firmly rooted in a tribal-funk fusion of sorts, if interested you can pick-up a compilation of tracks including Nakeda Dream here. And if you’re looking for more songs with this particular sound my best suggestion would be to check out the European coldwave scene of the 1980s which holds many similarities in both mood and composition.

DOT #1


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. We are honored.

Rick Cuevas
Zru Vogue Member 1980-present
Palo Alto

Anonymous said...

HI, I'm from Lima-Peru, my name is Marko, please this link es over

noinim said...

greetings Marko from Peru. try again --- the file has been re-uploaded for you.

Marco Gélido said...

sorry i dont see this message, repost this again

peruvian post-punk
Lima 13 - Los Sueños Mueren Primero (K-Set 1990)
recordings from 1984-1988