The music of ZGA will mean nothing to you if you believe in simple musical categories, styles and generalizations. Comparisons with past and present musical styles will not be sufficient here. This is mythic music that comes from hardship, a need to challenge an oppressive state with internal and external liberation. It would be folly as one living in the so-called free world to totally identify with what ZGA represents. But one can try to understand. ZGA is a collection of musicians from the Russian town of St. Petersburg. After several albums with Chris Cutler's Recommended / Points East Label, the ensemble decided to move onto Tariff Records. They have been one of Russia's premier experimental bands for over a decade, and were guests at the 2001 Avanto Festival in Finland.