Releases on Boring Machines:Eternal Zio (2012)
Eternal Zio is a quartet from Milan, Italy comprised of Rella the Woodcutter, Maurizio Abate, Raubaus and “the mysterious” Valla. They play a number of different acoustic and electric instruments (hurdy-gurdy, violin, mandola, organ, percussions, guitars, voices) to create a timeless form of totally improvised free-music which is connected to all the music that has been played before. Their sound is genre-breaking and varies from long-form drones to short sketches of almost song-like structure, without ever falling into categorization. Their diverse personal music influences, which vary from punk to jazz to roots psychedelia are melted in their group jams to create a universal language.
Rella the Woodcutter have released two records and a split 7” of fine psychedelic folk/rock on Boring Machines plus another full length and a 7” on Holidays Records. Maurizio Abate is a key figure of the Italian impro/noise scene and beside his rich solo activity, he plays with Jooklo Neokarma trio/Sextet/Octet, Golden Cup, Asabikeshiinh and released records on 8mm, Qbico, Conspiracy Records and Troglosound. Raubaus is a furious violin player and has released his first solo record “Dopa Militia” on his Subcasotto imprint. He is a regular collaborator of Rella in his records and live appereances. Valla is the last of the grunge heroes of the first generation, he just released a set of new uncompromising and harsh songs with only guitar voice and armonica.