Formed in Zagreb (Croatia), in 2010, audio-visual band Žen combines intricate arrangments and immersive live visuals to create a fully authentic shoegaze post rock experience. Žen playfully dissects gender stereotypes and connects the boundaries of audio and visual art, evoking journeys through vocal harmonization submerged in a progressive symbiosis of guitar, bass, drums and synths. If we were to try to define them by genre, the closest we would get is a complex form of indie-rock, informed by various style and genre characteristics ranging from post-rock to shoegaze, math-rock, vintage synthwave and experimental electronics.
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Sunčani ljudi by Žen
After Jantar, wich developed the darkest sides of the band, Sunčani ljudi brings us this time in more enlighted countries. Now fully embracing their “pop” side, Žen promises a smooth and poetic journey, still sung in this beautifull language that is Croatian. Still exclusively feminine, the trio doesn’t forget its Shoegaze influences and the compositions are still topped with a bewitching layer of reverb, briging sometimes the songs in a post-rockish aspect. Some sun in this brute catalog !