Afterlife (LP)

No Zu

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Chapter Music
March 11, 2016

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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Unstoppable Heat Beat pioneers NO ZU release new album Afterlife on vinyl and digital via Chapter Music in February 2016.

Afterlife is the fittingly-named sequel to 2012's Life, and sees the eight piece group venture into deeper, darker, more urgent territory. Chanted female vocals, pitched down male vocals, wild sax and horns coalesce into something uniquely antipodean, a bluestone back-alley hallucination that NO ZU call Heat Beat - a nocturnal sex dream bringing together no wave, funk, house, techno, and global percussion.

According to band leader Nicolaas Oogjes, Afterlife explores themes of human beauty, body movement, BDSM, belief systems, mortality, immortality, the fetishisation of Australian colonial invasion and destruction of land/cultures, all sung in dynamic dancefloor metaphors.

NO ZU have existed in various forms since 2007, but have really shifted into high gear of late. They contributed the standout track Raw Vis Vision to Cut Copy's definitive 2014 Melbourne dance compilation Oceans Apart, and instigated an ongoing collaboration with NYC punk-funk icon Sal P (Liquid Liquid).

In the last year they have played festivals like Sugar Mountain, At First Sight and Camp Doogs, and released the Greek-themed Medusa Music 12" on Home Loan Records. November saw NO ZU team up with pals Cutters Records for a remix 12", featuring souped-up versions of Afterlife album tracks Hi Gloss and Ui Yia Uia.

Coming up over Australia's extended summer, they support No Wave icon James Chance (of the Contortions), then play Golden Plains and WOMAD.

Press Quotes

"Melbourne's freakiest multi-limbed ensemble are masters of percussive lunacy and wild x-rated boogie."

The Vinyl Factory

"Radiates with freakout energy, married with lashings of house sweat."


"NO ZU deliver a P-funk leaning house jam and it's absolutely irresistible"

Last Gas

"NO ZU deliver a P-funk leaning house jam and it's absolutely irresistible"


"The sound of Goat meeting Talking Heads in a Bahamian studio with the dub disco vibes rolling high."

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Key Value
Catalogue number CH130LP
Barcode 0934334403797
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Body2Body 05:46
2. Ui Yia Uia 06:42
3. Spirit Beat 04:31
4. Hi-Gloss (Manicure) 05:07

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
5. Afterlife Lifestyle 01:02
6. Raw Vision 07:07
7. XXX (Outback Latex) 06:13
8. Zeus Zam 07:55