Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Zinedines - The Zinedines - 2002
With the name as it is, the soccer analogy is inevitable. The Zinedines handle their musical sounds like the world famous footballer handles the ball, they caress it, dangle it in front of you, spin it around you, and before you know it, it’s launch into space to the delight their fans.
The Zinedines story began in 1998 in Wall (Majorca), brothers Manel and Miquel Martínez, dedicated fans of psychedelic rock music, referencing early Floyd, Hendrix and the Beatles, were the founding members. Their 1999 debut, I’m Gonna Rise, included a version of Floyd’s 1967 masterpiece, Astronomy Domine. The release brought about their first acclaim as a band to watch in Spain’s prolific and vibrant power pop and psychedelic rock scene, a scene that boasts many Rainbow Quartz acts; Sidonie, Gallygows, the Gurus and the Winnerys to name check a few.
It wouldn’t be until the 2002 release of their second long player (only 7 songs), Diggin’ Everything that the Zinedines received the success and recognition they deserved. The recording blended rich melodies, strings and epic choruses. It was during the recording of Diggin’ Everything that the band took a new shape, Marti Vallespir came in on drums, and Juanjo Tomas enters on Bass, lending some vocal tracks. -rainbowquartz.com