ZUGZWANG’s debut album “Under the shade of
the leaves” plots a journey through the bitterness
of pain and isolation, while evoking apocalyptic
visions and the loss for the sublime. It creates
an uneasy yet cathartic feeling, between pleasure
ZUGZWANG is a musical attempt to break the
vicious circle of forced moves on the chessboard
of life. As music paints a vivid picture of ideas, this
album conjures a vision of pure will.
Vrolok LaVey and Lorenzo Pinto hail from
Florence, Italy and employ a wide range of both
classical and electronic instruments, being
experienced live musicians with bands like
Nachtmahr and Dollaro D’Onore, to name a few.
Their cinematic style of composition brings to
mind a combination of Nick Cave and Ennio
Morricone, arranged by Richard Wagner.