Zenguin
Kensho
(2018)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre:
Post rock
Sounds Like:
We Lost At Sea, Silent Island
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Zenguin is a trio hailing from New Delhi, India. Their debut EP struck our fancy primarily off the album art and vivid color choices by Nimisha Singhal. While the opening and closing tracks on the album are entertaining standard post-rock, it is the middle track "DeadZone" that steals the show. Solid fretwork by Saksham, no question, but is it really does not delve into territories we have not heard before. With the tremendous inventory of post rock out there, we yearn for something that will set itself a bit apart and not simply suffice as background music.

Track Listing:
1. 747 (5:00)
2. DeadZone (4:39)
3. Kamar Taj (4:02)

Standout Track:
"DeadZone" is a fantastic cut that moves this one into 8 territory. Amitabh Mukherjee’s vocals add a psychedelic auro to the track and really provides a multitude of layers and depth. Just enough distortive vocals to intrigue the listener. I am not sure how much time Amitabh has throughout the week, but our recommendation is to sign sign him up and lock him in for the future of Zenguin. This trio needs to become a foursome.

Adult Beverage Pairing:
This goes smoothly with an Indian Summer (Mango Cocktail)
Add the vodka, fresh mangoes, mint leaves, ginger, lime juice, sweet and sour along with a few ice cubes in a blender. Blend until well combined. Pour it in a margarita glass and serve frozen garnished with a mint sprig. Crank up Kensho.

ROTATION RECAP:
Captivation and Variety
7.5 out of 11

Vocal Performance
8.8 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
6.5 out of 11

Hallucinogenic levels
7.8 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.4 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.0 out of 11

Contrast
7.8 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.7 out of 11

Production Value
8.5 out of 11

Band Members:
Saksham Gupta - Guitars / Synth
Vasu Singal - Drums
Akash Gupta - Bass / Synth

Final Thoughts:
Post rock fans should give this on a gander. For a short EP "DeadZone" is a blessed thing and clearly the direction we would like to see the band go. Lets woo Amitabh on over and have him join the band.

Follow Zenguin: Bandcamp
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