album Zs - Xe mp3 download

album Zs - Xe mp3 download

Genre: Jazz
Performer: Zs
Album: Xe
Country: US
Released: 2015
Style: Avant-garde Jazz
MP3 version ZIP size: 1801 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1896 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1990 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 281

Xe by Zs, released 27 January 2015 1. The Future of Royalty 2. Wolf Government 3. Corps 4. Weakling 5. Xe Zs is devoid of genre and unclassifiable. The album’s minimalist, esoteric vibes aligned perfectly with Auerbach’s mind-bending and shadowy metallic sculptures.

Xe is the seventh studio album by American experimental ensemble Zs. It is their second album to feature guitarist/composer Patrick Higgins and percussionist Greg Fox, noted for his work with Liturgy and Guardian Alien. The album artwork was designed by Tauba Auerbach and was acquired for the permanent collection of the SF MOMA in 2016. Sam Hillmer – tenor saxophone, pedals. Patrick Higgins – electronics, guitar.

Zs (pronounced /ziːz/) is a Brooklyn, New York-based experimental band. Since the band's inception, Zs has incarnated as everything from a sextet to a duo, now solidified into the quartet of Patrick Higgins (electric guitar), Greg Fox (percussion), Sam Hillmer (tenor saxophone) and Michael Beharie (electronics).

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A hypnotic album of experimental jazz noise, Xe by Zs essentially two proper tracks, accompanied by interludes. But man oh man are the two proper tracks (clocking in at a combined 30+ minutes) incredible. Agitated yet repetitive drum lines (courtesy of Liturgy and Guardian Alien virtuoso drummer, Greg Fox) provide the backbone to itchy stacatto guitar and squalling saxophone, with the occasional outburst of screeching noise.

Zs XE. dig it. great. really interesting album. math/prog/noise rock elements along with some jazz and minimalism thrown in the mix. some very textured tracks on here, as well as some sorta catchy moments (ie "the future of royalty"). great album as a whole.

The music on Xe even transcends artistic mediums, influencing renowned visual artist Tauba Auerbach, who believed Zs was examining the same structural concerns as her own work. She created two 3D steel helix sculptures derived from the scientific varieties known as the Z helix and S helix, which were then arranged and photographed in various configurations for the Xe album art. The album’s minimalist, esoteric vibes aligned perfectly with Auerbach’s mind-bending and shadowy metallic sculptures


1 The Future Of Royalty 2:27
2 Wolf Government 5:59
3 Corps 12:27
4 Weakling 3:18
5 Xe 18:12

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Future-Past Studios
  • Copyright (c) – Northern Spy
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Northern Spy


  • Artwork By – Tauba Auerbach
  • Engineer – Henry Hirsch
  • Guitar, Electronics, Producer, Mixed By – Patrick Higgins
  • Mastered By – Heba Kadry
  • Percussion, Electronics – Greg Fox
  • Saxophone [Sax], Pedalboard [Pedals] – Sam Hillmer
  • Written-By, Performer – Zs


Copyright and phonographic copyright on packaging give a date of 2014 even though the album initially saw public release in January of 2015.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 03610 87540 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NS 062 Zs Xe ‎(5xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Northern Spy NS 062 US 2015
NS 062 Zs Xe ‎(LP, Album) Northern Spy NS 062 US 2015

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