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Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
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CD Details

All Artists: Zia
Title: Shem
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fifth Column Records
Release Date: 3/5/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 798686321426

CD Reviews

Very good | Arizona | 06/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the other reviewer commented, this is a very excellent semi-industrial band. It also comes complete with a documentary on space narrated by the lead vocalist, Elaine. Seems a little out of place, but she has a nice voice. You'd do yourself a favour to pick this one up... just listen to the provided samples! (Trent Reznor is credited as helping out... but don't let that stop you from checking out Zia)"
Affirmative, informative, far out, and beautiful
Ezra J. Miller | Flagstaff, AZ United States | 08/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Zia are pro-space electro pop/hard electronica with some good ideaz about colonizing marz and commercializing the moon. their music is microtonal, meaning it is not played on the traditional western scale and utilizes midi trigger sequences (mounted on racks of circuit boards) that are hit with sticks. elaine walker singer and founder also heads the new york chapter of the space society."
Electro-industrial with a New Wave bent.
skarecreau | San Francisco, CA USA | 06/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a excellent little piece of work from NYC electro band ZIA. Elaine Walker is the main force behind the group, with humorous and insightful lyrics and a good voice to back them up. Although not as typically "industrial" as say, Skinny Puppy, ZIA hearkens back to '80s electro/dance/New Wave sounds which aren't as fierce. The lyrics have a definite cyberpunk edge -- some of them are almost verbatim from William Gibson's "Neuromancer!" If you want some guitarless industrial that won't grind over you or get obnoxiously repetitive, then give this disc a spin."