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Hailing from the catholic block of Rome, Zu are an atypical trio made of drums, electric bass, baritone saxophone and electronics.Formed in Rome in 1997, where they began as composers and players for theatre performances.
The band is composed of three members: Luca Mai on baritone saxophone, Massimo Pupillo on bass and Jacopo Battaglia on drums. The band have released fourteen albums, including two live album and two splits, and played in festivals in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
In 2006 the band toured with the Fantômas Melvins Big Band, a superband which is a fusion of Fantomas and the Melvins. The band are members of the italian folk-jazz group Ardecore.

The band's music is difficult to define. A sort of fusion of Math Rock, Metal and noise rock. Instrumental music that destroys boundaries and defies genres. Unequalled drums, giant bass and distorted saxophone. One constant element in Zu's music is collaboration, and many of the band's albums are billed as collaborations with a guest musician (such as Mike Patton, Buzz Osbourne, and Nobukazu Takemura). Often, a collaborator will join them at live performances as well. Members of the band also collaborate with other musical projects, most of which exist only as live performances.

Tiny Mix Tapes - "Zu’s prowess is growing and can’t go unnoticed for much longer, especially with this caliber of material and their continual desire to try new things."

Alternative Press - "Whether your tastes veer toward the Dillinger Escape Plan or John Zorn, Carboniferous is what your soul's been craving"