One of their true diamonds in the rough in K Records’ roster is without a doubt Karl Blau. Blau kicks off Zebra with â€œWaiting for the Wind,â€ an explorative track which sounds like a cross between laidback bop jazz and Sea Change-era Beck, ultimately giving off a heavily sedated, loungy vibe. â€œCrucial Contactâ€ follows in similar fashion, supplying heavy doses of tripped out atmospheric and ambient sounds with a subtle tinge of upbeat folk. However, â€œDark Sedanâ€ goes overboard with the lo-fi, home recording aspect; corny synthetic beats and keyboards should have been filled in with live musicians. â€œNothing Newâ€ quickly restores faith with mellow beats and bass lines and Blau’s reverb laden vocals in the forefront. Though some Zebra isn’t quite edible, there is much creativity and flavorful soul found.