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Rotcod Zzaj (aka Dick Metcalf) is an improvising keyboardist and spoken-word artist who has been playing and producing music for over 30 years now
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“if anyone is thinking of getting this I recommend doing so. Very different - Very spacey , trippy, poetic, nice warm sounds - Great Job on the cd!”
“Hello Sir Richard,
I've prviously commented on ACnotPC, but wanted to second my emotion-lovely pictures in music”
“I like the world drums, and the jazz drum hits, and the flow, and the words, and the fuzzy synth. a great intro piece to set the mood.”
“Arriving -- cool and unexpected blend of instruments merge with
spoken words that evoke images of Jim Morrison speaking
in some unknown land”
“Fog Rider -- calm. soothing. feels like glue between anthems. lots of breathy synth and key tickling. I really like these instrumentals. They say more than I could anticipate. I can almost hear words -- like when Dace plays guitar.”
“Flutin' Around -- jazzy smoky atmosphere. evokes old memories. as usual, the drum hits are early, late, and in-between. very fresh. very human. flute blends into the mix perfectly. I expected it to be way up, but Zzaj has a way of blending things just so. I dig it. Short and sweet.”
“DJ & The Rat -- keys. keys. that's what hits me right out of the gate. and hand percussion. no normal kit here. every percussion sound under the sun seems available. great use of dynamics. it has an ebb and flow as the layers combine.
love the words too.”
“Crabcakes By The Bay -- clean and clear mix. eclectic. synths blend with breathy winds. love the flute and the percussion noises. very human rhythms that slide across one another. this one makes me feel melancholy. just a great mix.”
“Without really looking at the cover, I stuck it in the machine. It immediately presented music more in keeping with my image of what Zzaj plays; but with familiar sounding bluesy, jazzy meanderings, obviously freely indulgent of the moment. A positive revelry of "good time"/ "good moment" playing…”
“Zzaj's second collaboration with guitarist Jim Konen have succeeded in taking standard, or accessible (whatever you want to call it), jazz sounds and styles and added a great deal of variety and cosmic strangeness to the music, giving the listener something accessible, yet decidedly different.”
“Will the insidious improvisational talents of Diaz-Infante and Rotcod Zzaj never be still? I certainly hope not.”
"Arthropod Aerobics" opens this set of musical movements with bass keys in rhythm interjected with shots of synthesizer; tonal and sound beings float on top of the structure causing fear and agitation.
“By Jack Gold
Electronic beats, keys, organ, and synthesizer create hypnotic trance music at a medium tempo to open the disc with the track “Diagramming The Departure.” The rhythms become increasingly complex underlying electronic sounds that take the listener into a kind of surreal dream state.”
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