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Zhirtz n Zkinz

by Zhirtz n Zkinz

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Dikidun 00:05
Roto 07:13
Hallowell 01:38
Pfand 01:34
Skwaks 05:06
What Wars? 02:22
Abe 02:40


We've been doing this for a while. Making music together, that is. We've always talked about releasing a recording. And despite the overwhelming odds stacked against us by adopting a completely democratic creation process, here it finally is.

Zhirtz n Zkinz are the very best of buds. We play together in innumerable different projects, but this project is special. We all write tunes for the band, which we all memorize, and then hardly ever actually play. The gigs just as often consist of a handful of tiny thoughts and oblong versions of "My Bucket's Got a Hole in it" as they do of 45+ minutes of full throttle fire breathing.

This, our debut recording, is equally unique. In July of 2012 we went on our first road trip together to record on location in Pownal, Maine, at the house of Will's brother Chuck and his wife Liz. After two and a half days of beautiful views, brews, lahb-stah, chickens stuffed with green peaches, and sonic collaboration with local avian life we walked away with upwards of 6 hours of recorded material. We trimmed it down a bit (you can thank us later). The sounds we chose for this recording are completely unique to the space and time in which they were recorded. This recording could not have been made any other way in any other place.

Thanks for checking it out. We hope you dig the music.


released June 14, 2014

Patrick Breiner- saxophone, clarinet, vocals
Kenny Warren-trumpet, toy zurna and whistle, vocals
Flin van Hemmen-percussion, vocals, train whistle
Will McEvoy-double bass, vocals

Special thanks to Chuck and Liz for the use of their beautiful home to create and explore in peace.

Recorded in Pownal, Maine July 13-15 2012
Engineered and mixed by Nathaniel Morgan
Mastered by Jeff Kaiser
Artwork and design by Connie Wang of Icon Artistry
Cover photo by Kenny Warren


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For the past 5 years ZhirtZ n ZkinZ have been brewing their own ever surprising batch of highly improvised music that is at once textural and melodic, and ranges from the guttural to the transcendental.

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