ZEN FOR PRIMATES, BLESSED ARE SHEEPHERDERS.
Review by Jim Allford
PA Music Scene.com
The real nucleus of the band is T.Roth and Mike Krisukas. The
CD was released on BUMMER TENT RECORDS which is Mike Krisukas’ indie label based out of Allentown.
The CD is very well produced and mastered T. Roth is from Slatington, Pa which seems he never gets any respect from at all. They don’t realize the hidden gem they have. The music on the CD is amazing….there are no drums on it at all. The music is carried by guitars, violin, cello, viola, sax and vocals. The other members include: Mimi Papp; Jody Beder, Simon Maurer and Peter Fluck.
They are so many strong songs on the CD it hard to pick out one. The main point is the vocals from T.Roth which will carry you away with the music in the background. T. Roth owns the songs and they are very much his, as only he can do it and carry it to another level.
The CD has 12 cuts on it and some of my favorites include:
SHIVER ME TIMBERS, FUNKY TOWN, JAMAICA, ALCOHOL… if you can find this CD, get it. I know they have released quite a few CD’s which you can find on BUMMER TENTS RECORDS. My hats off to ZEN FOR PRIMATES….your music never dies.