La Leggenda Del Blockeditio Seconda
La Leggenda Del Block, Editio Seconda, comprises of music and styles from antiquity, played and programmed, in a Sci-Fi, robotic fashion, using sounds and BPM normally heard in Garage, Techno and Drum 'n' Bass, without drum tracks to give DJ's the option of mixing with other beat sounds. The intention of The Zarjaz, with LLDB II, is to mix the Classical Music Scene with the Raving Massive, but where this may have been attempted before the difference with LLDB II is to make Classical Music for the Raving Massive without compromising the values of how the music was originally written. This is another reason why drums and digital delays have been excluded from the mixes. The Zarjaz say, "a drum beat or a digital delay on any particular note would mean extra notes, of the same, following on in a rhythmic value that were not written into the music by the composer". Where LLDB II is essentially electronic, the album is not an exploration of electronic interpretations of classical pieces. The significance of this music was highlighted in October 2009, at the Sony Ericsson, Satio handset launch, when eminent Drum 'n' Bass specialists where invited to collaborate with an orchestra to perform music written by Antonio Vivaldi, in around the year 1725. LLDB II represents the third Zarjaz release presenting the music of antiquity as pop music, the others being "One Charmyng Nyte" on Creation Records in 1983 and as a follow on from the album "La Leggenda Del Block, Editio Prima" on Basilica Records, pre dating any current Classical/Pop/Techno releases. The album is also a world first as it presents the first robotic presentations of H. I. F. Biber's "Representativa Sonata", J. P. Rameav's "Pigmalion Overture", J. B. Lully's "Qu'il Est Doux D'Accorder Ensemble" and H. Purcell's "Hark How The Songsters", "Shepherd Shepherd" and "Take Not A Woman's Anger Ill".