• sendelica / superfjord Zappa (7", £5.95)

    label: Fruits de Mer Records

    Superfjord from Finland and Sendelica from Wales join forces to pay tribute to one of the most prolific/talented/challenging/outspoken/creative musicians of the last 50 years, choosing two of Frank’s best-known tracks on a split single. Jussi Ristikaarto from Superfjord says, ”Last summer Superfjord drummer Ilari Kivelä and I used to listen to Zappa’s ‘Hot Rats’ album in the car when driving to rehearsals. Even though ‘Peaches En Regalia’ is such an iconic track that it’s almost up there beyond anything that would be wise to attempt at as a cover - or maybe exactly for that reason - we started toying with the idea of turning the song into a Superfjord live tune. First of all, it’s anthemic and fun as fuck, and secondly the song is technically challenging in that all-too-alluring “I bet we could pull this off” sort of way. Inspired by this, I think it was me who actually initially suggested a Zappa-themed seven-inch to Fruits de Mer’s Keith, and lo and behold, he was up for it. Thus we were faced with actually having to learn to play the song. We didn’t want to stray too far out from the original, but rather wanted to preserve the bubbly and energetic, almost soundtrack-y vibe of the song, preserving all the essential arpeggios and melodies. Basically we just took the original anthem into a more of an acid-rock ballpark and added a new C-part that acts as a jam vehicle in live situations. We had a whole lot of fun doing it -- here’s hoping Frank digs it as well!” Sendelica’s Pete Bingham explains his side of the story…”When FDM approached us with the idea of doing a Zappa cover this was one of the first tracks that popped up in my mind. Of course, as usual, we then started to think of a twist to give the track - and the idea of a juggernaut, almost Sabbath like, approach to the main riff began to form. We recorded the heavy section at Mwnci studios in Wales as a two drummer, dropped 'D' tuning heavy rhythm section.  So now the idea of the song being in two parts solidified and we approached vocalist Karen Langley, of Babal fame, with the idea of doing a very minimalist, almost ethereal, first part of the track with us... and voila... the two parts melded together seamlessly.” The 7” single contains: 1. ‘Peaches En Regalia’ (Superfjord) 4:54 2. ‘Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow’ (Sendelica) 4:3

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