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Zoar: Cassandra

  1. Cassandra
  2. The Passing of a Plague
  3. Death By Denial
  4. Nine Days North
  5. Ligeia
  6. If You Only Knew
  7. An Early Disobedience
  8. A Handful of Poison

Zoar is a band not content with following other artists. Instead they strike out into the musical wilderness to find their own path. On their debut release "Cassandra" we find this four piece New York act fusing Classical, Gothic and Ethnic music elements into something new. Mellow is the one word to best describe this album. Whether the band samples chanting monks, utilizes spoken word vocals, samples weather occurrences or just coaxes a few melodic notes out of a cello, the disposition of the music is relaxed. Deeply textured instrumentation and deftly crafted sampling breathe rich life into this album. The closest comparison I can make to Zoar is the early work of Delerium. Even this analogy is ultimately flawed, but it at least allows some insight into the musical realm of Zoar.

Zoar is: Michael Montes, Peter Rundquist, Erik Friedlander & Chuck Lovejoy

132 West 21st St. 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011


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