"Steamboat Switzerland show how avantgarde and hardcore CAN fit together. The said hardest working band in the noisebiz synthesize contemporary music, hardcore, 'prog' and noisy improv in awe inspiring live performances." Zone 2 is the fifth CD of the power trio Steamboat Switzerland - they are a rousing live band who have developed an absolutely individual way of playing and expressing themselves out of their examination of sludge metal, post-serialism and free jazz. Their records, however, differ greatly from their live repertoire, already classic. Zone 2 is an exception: it is simply the first recording which is primarily played on acoustic instruments; the amplification is not foregrounded. Marion Pliakas changes to the acoustic guitar, Lucas Niggli plays a reduced drum set and Dominik Blum can be heard on piano. The music , one continuous piece is improvised.