A fine collection of small, high-density, ultra-compressed, bold declarations of “ironic sludge”. No need for vocals or long forms, just the essentials. And that guitar tone, that worths alone the purchase.
Favorite track: M'IO.
Macello, the fourth record of the duo Zolle, wants to symbolize the human condition of living in ambivalence, contradiction, paradox.
Macello (Italian word for Slaughterhouse, but means also “mess” or “shindy”) is the crudest expression, in all senses, of the coexistence of end and beginning, death and life, absence and presence, tragedy and opportunity.
A significant place, a time suspended, a powerful ritual, a real mess.
It is certainly a convivial record, but a little poisoned, it takes you with feet on the ground, sometimes it makes you dream.
Macello was born to be born, genuine, in the rehearsal room, faithful to the meeting of Stefano (drums and voice) and Marcello (guitar and voice), distinguishing itself from albums conceived in function of a premeditated and probably written destiny.
Macello is meat, not plastic.
In Macello we find the value of authenticity, with a real, direct, analogical performance on tape, with overdubs reduced to the bone, so that the listener can perceive himself in the dimension of Zolle's concert, vibrating with energy.
This time, perhaps to mark a bridge to the future of the Heavy Rock duo, there are trails of voice, never used in the past.
S'OFFRE: the opening song represents the conceptual and emotional synthesis of Macello.
D'IO: second song, reinforces Macello's understanding.
M'IO: it belongs to everyone. (Mio means “mine”)
M'ACCETTA: illusion, in a thousand pieces.
L’ARA: the lovely tractor driver.
D’ANNATA: All the good things, you know...
Macello was recorded and mixed in August 2019 by Giulio Ragno Favero at Sotto il Mare Recording Studios in Madonna dell'Uva Secca (Verona, Italy) and mastered by Giovanni Versari. Cover Artwork by Berlikete and Eeviac.
There’s a lot on their plate!
released April 3, 2020
Written and performed by Zolle
Stefano: drums and vocals
Marcello: Guitars and vocals
Recorded and Mixed by Giulio Ragno Favero at Sotto il Mare Recording Studio, Madonna dell'Uva Secca, Verona (Italy).
Mastering by Giovanni Versari.
Artwork by Berlikete & Eeviac.
Label: Subsound Records
Only those who know the ease of a cow while defecating can understand the genesis of the songs of Zolle.
Children of a
natural path, direct, compact, subject to the force of gravity.
Impact safe with warm soul that does not end in the fall to the ground.
zòlla (o zòlla) s. f. [dal longob. *zolla, ted. medio zolle «massa compatta» (di sterco)]....more
When I realized this record was one year old, I remembered how this album got me through the COVID-19 pandemic last summer. I work in a state park in Massachusetts and we saw record visitation. It was a tough time and I just kept this record on blast! And for that reason I bought it on vinyl so thank you Elder!!! I hope for many more years of good music. dad-metal.monster