Oct 10, 2010

Zegota - Reclaim!

Zegota also known as the "Konrad Zegota Committee",was a codename for the Polish Council to Aid Jews (Polish: Rada Pomocy Zydom), an underground organization of Polish resistance in German-occupied Poland from 1942 to 1945.
The Council to Aid Jews operated under the auspices of the Polish Government in Exile through the Government Delegation for Poland, in Warsaw. Zegota's express purpose was to aid the country's Jews and find places of safety for them in occupied Poland. Poland was the only country in occupied Europe where there existed such a dedicated secret organization.


Now, Zegota is (was?) an international conspiracy - members of the band lives in sweden, usa etc - of four great musicians and political aware individuals. They have released one seveninch and three full lenght albums. Reclaim was released in 2006 and it's their last record

We can say that this album is a little bit experimental, has a lot of tempo changes, some cariibbean percussion, some noisy parts reminds me mainly the european screamo scene of the 90's. The lyrics have that strong political message well-hiden to some self-destroying lyrics, screams against the cops and the capitalist system dressed with great cutting-up drums and sickening guitars (the strange thing is that the guitars have not so much distortion but you get a weird feeling, trust me). If you seeking a reason to cut your veins tracks like "never trust a cop" or "struck by the wild"  i think it's the right one. So much depression.

Also one guitarist has been session guitarist for Catharsis, that's why we have a strong connection between zegota and the great CrimeThink records. Also, interesting is the way zegota organize their own gigs or set-up gigs for other bands 'coz they use the "free-entrance" system (ελευθερη συνεισφορα το λεμε εδω αν και καποιοι φαινεται οτι το εχουν ξεχασει...). A very good release that comes in recycled paper so order a copy from crimethink and dance in the rain while you're crying.

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13 comments:

7inchcrust said...

i have the st 7" (recycled paper too and nice cover),i love Nina Simone's Sinnerman played with respect and spirit.
Never trust a cop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXPxt6T5i8

Anonymous said...

poly wraio post re filaraki...!
exw kairo na akousw zegota. pragmatika poly kaloi, me stixares kai poly synaisthima! k gamw live! ante vazw na akousw ton disko meta apo kairo...

d.

mikxxx said...

thanx re guys
pali pou afinetai k eseis kana comment
giati...

billy sds is the next post...
polu ksexoristh mpanta oi zegota, polu synaisthimatikoi

the_wire_unwinds said...

Tromero album!! kata sumptwsh x8es akouga to Namasté to opoio apla se ksetinazei..

kavliars said...

kai poly wraioi live!!
foyl synaisthima!!

Anonymous said...

ntaksei arrwstia.

Merika kommatia einai sunthesares oxi mlkies.

ilias

mikxxx said...

ilia ase ta comments kai steile mou ta kommatia
na deiksoume s'autous tous go filth go
ti paei na pei japcore....

hahahaha
ola kala?
thanx for the comment

doesitmatter said...

I've been listening to this for a couple days now. Thanks for uploading.

mikxxx said...

the pleasure is all mine, thanx for the comment

Anonymous said...

Kala Mike Diskara!Afta einai!
8a psaksw na vrw k tis alles tous kuklfories.
Na sai kala!

Vangelis

...Vocals mas meinane k meta miksh/master otan einai etoima prwtos prwtos 8a ta pareis!
K dn einai japcore,apla eppiroes ksereis twra :P

mikxxx said...

oraios re vago....
japcore einai...ksero ego...

xaxaxaxaxaxa

Anonymous said...

vaggo kai mixali,
gia ti pragma milate??

d.

Anonymous said...

kalo to analena to mplouzaki.
an k den einai poly tou styl mou, tous eida live k itan poly kaloi!
me eksepliksan!

d.