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TITLE: IMAGES
TYPE: EP
ARTIST: -Z-
FORMAT: DIGITAL
CAT NO: SLDG120
RELEASE: OUT NOW (APRIL 2009)
STYLE: DARK PSYTRANCE / EBM&INDUSTRIAL INFLUENCES
BUY NOW: SHIVLINK RECORDS


TRACKLIST:

1. - Z - ALL CONSUMING FIRE RMX

2. - Z - KUMBAYAH 

3. - Z - PLUMPF FEAT. OCELOT

-Z- (ALPHA & ANTAGON) - SIGNED SHIVLINK RECORDS/INDIA :

SINCE THE FIRST SESSION OF ALPHA AND ANTAGON TO THE FIRST PRODUCTS NOW IN SPRING 2009 ONLY 13 MONTHS HAVE PASSED BY TO CREATE THIS INTERESTING LIVE-PROJECT.

STYLE:

AS DJS ALPHA IS PLAYING NOWADAYS A KIND OF MEDIUM DARK PSY TRANCE AND ANTAGON MORE STRAIGHT DARK PSY. BUT THE ARTISTS´ BACKGROUND MUSICALLY IS VERY DIFFERENT, SO THEY DECIDED TO USE -Z- AS A PLATFORM WITHOUT THE USUAL BORDERLINES OF (EVEN) THE DARK SCENE CONSUMERS/PRODUCERS. A MIX OF 3 STYLES HAS DEVELOPED TO AN UNIQUE -Z-STYLE: DARK PSY TRANCE/A BIT DARK FULL ON AND EBM/INDUSTRIAL.

HISTORY:

THE FIRST GIGS IN 2008 WERE ASTONISHING FOR THE ARTISTS, ´CAUSE THEY STARTED GIGGING WITHOUT ANY PROMOTION OR PRODUCTS. AND ALPHA IS PLAYING SINCE THAT TIME ALL NEW TRAX OF -Z- IN HIS DJ-SETS, WHAT HE IS STILL DOING A LOT. SURPRISINGLY THE RESPONSE BY THE AUDIENCE WAS MASSIVE AND MORE AND MORE HE FOUND OUT, THAT THE -Z-SOUND IS FILLING A HOLE BETWEEN THE MODERN TRANCE-STYLES LIKE FULL ON/DARK PSY/TWILIGHT. NOT IN A KIND OF EVERYBODY´S DARLING, NO NO, MORE IN A INNOVATIVE DIRECTION, MELTING THESE INFLUENCES TOGETHER.

LIVE:

THE LIVE PERFORMANCES STARTED IN 2008 WITH ALPHA (KEYBOARDS/BASS), ANTAGON (MIXING, SYNTHS-PROGRAMMING) AND EQUINOX (E-DRUMS). AFTER A WHILE, -Z- DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITHOUT THE LIVE-DRUMS FOR DIFFERENT REASONS LIKE TOO BAD FEES BEFORE RELEASING THEIR FIRST PRODUCT(S). ON THE OTHER HAND IT OPENED A FLEXIBILITY TO PRESENT THE LIVE PERFOMANCE. FOR EXAMPLE ALPHA PLAYED A SOLO VERSION IN BRAZIL (UNIVERSO PARALLELO). BUT IN THE FUTURE -Z- WILL PERFORM AS THE-FUNNY-DARK-TWINS AND WILL STAY OPEN FOR LOCAL DRUMMERS OR PERCUSSIONISTS. EVEN A COLLABORATION WITH DIFFERENT REAL INSTRUMENTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE PRODUCTION-SIDE. IN SOME OF THE TRAX YOU CAN LISTEN TO THESE NOT COMMON INFLUENCES.


RELEASE INFO:

THE HIGHLY TALENTED ARTISTS ALPHA AND ANTAGON PRESENT THE FIRST RELEASE OF Z. THE EP “IMAGES“SHOWCASES THREE TRACKS WHICH EXEMPLIFY THE DIVERSITY OF THEIR PROJECT. THE FIRST TRACK “ALL CONSUMING FIRE” IS A REMIX OF A TRACK BY THE FAMOUS “NEW MODEL ARMY“ OF UK. THE REMIX WAS AMONGST THE TOP TEN TRACKS IN A COMPETITION HOSTED BY THE WORLDS MOST FAMOUS PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE MEDIUM - MUSHROOM MAGAZINE. CONSERVING THE ORIGINAL CHORUS, THE ARTISTS INTRODUCED A DARK GROOVE TO IT, BREAKING THE EVIDENT BARRIER BETWEEN MELODIC AND DARK PSYTRANCE. SWISS PROJECT MIDIMAL WITH HIS OWN NICHE STYLE PRESENTS A SUPER SLICK REMIX WHICH ALL PROGRESSIVE FANS WILL DIE FOR. THE SECOND TRACK “KUMBAYAH” REMINISCENCES THE HIPPY CULTURE OF THE 70’S AND PAINTS A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE OLD HIPPY ATTITUDE BY INCORPORATING DARK, NEW AGE ELECTRONIC SOUNDS. THE FINAL TRACK FEATURES THE FAMOUS ARTIST OCELOT. THE IDEAS OF OCELOT AND Z MELTED INTO A SINGLE PSYCHEDELIC MODE RESULTED IN “PLUMPF”. ONCE AGAIN, THIS TRACK STRAYS FROM THE USUAL FORMULA THAT MOST TRANCE MUSIC OF TODAY IS BASED ON.

„IMAGES“ – ABOUT THE TRAX:

1. ALL CONSUMING FIRE RMX – 148 BPM – 6:58
(ORIGINAL BY SULLIVAN/NELSON/DEAN/WHITE/GILL – REMIX DONE BY SZIGETHY/PETER)

THIS TRACK IS A REMIX OF THE BAND „NEW MODEL ARMY“ (UK) FROM THEIR ALBUM „HIGH“ RELEASED IN 2007. THE MUSHROOM MAGAZINE (HAMBURG) DID IN 2008 A REMIX CONTEST, WHERE THE -Z- BOYZ TOOK PART AND GOT AN UNWANTED 6TH PLACE. UNWANTED, ´CAUSE THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN CONTESTS FINALLY, BUT THEY LIKED THIS TRACK OF ONE OF MOST INTERESTING BANDS SINCE THE LATE 7OS. INSPIRED BY AND CONSERVING THE CHORUS, THE ARTISTS PUT IT TOGETHER WITH A DARK PSY GROOVE AND SOUNDS TO CREATE SOMETHING LIKE A „MELODIC DARK TRACK“, WHICH IS TOTALLY UNCOMMON IN THE SCENE. THEY LIKE THE WAY IN DOING IT AND IT SHOWS AS AN EXAMPLE, WHERE THE LIVE-ACTS DIRECTIONS ARE ABLE TO GO...

2. KUMBAYAH – 148 BPM – 7:03
(SZIGETHY/PETER)

THIS TRADITIONAL SONG IS A SYMBOLIC TRACK OF THE OLD HIPPY SCENE. DO YOU REMEMBER SINCE THE 70S TILL TODAY THE PICTURE OF A LONGHAIRED GUY WITH A LONG BEARD AND AN ACCOUSTIC GUITAR SINGING IT ? IN CONTEXT WITH THE DARK PSY AND EBM/INDUSTRIAL ELEMENTS IT GETS A NEW PESRPECTIVE, CRASHING THESE SO DIFFERENT THINGS TOGETHER, TO RENEW ALL THE HIPPY-ATTITUDES, BUT NOT TO DESTROY THEM, ALWAYS WITH A LOOK OF RESPECT.

3. PLUMPF FEAT. OCELOT - 152 BPM - 6:57
(SZIGETHY/PETER/PEACOCK)

THIS TRACK IS A VERY COOL RESULT OF A COLLABORATION BETWEEN -Z- AND OCELOT AKA AARON PEACOCK (USA). LIKE AN PSYCHEDELIC MELTING POT THE GUIES THREW THEIR (TYPICAL) MUSICAL IDEAS SPONTANOEUSLY TOGETHER IN THE MUSIC PROGRAM. YOU REALLY CAN FIND OUT, WHO´S SOUND OR IDEA IS COMING UP NEXT. BUT ALL TOGETHER IT DEVELOPED TO AN UNIQUE TRACK IN A VERY PSYCHEDELIC MODE, AGAIN WITHOUT ANY FORMATTED STYLE CHAIN...
THE FUN THE GUIES HAD DURING THE PRODUCTION IN DECEMBER 2008 IS HEARABLE IN THE ARRANGEMENT AND THE SINGLE SOUNDS, WHERE THE TITLE „PLUMPF“ IS EVEN COMING FROM. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE GUIES FUNNY MEETING YOU CAN FIND AS A VIDEO ON THE -Z- PAGE #EDITOR#


ARTIST INFO..S:

ALPHA A.K.A. ANDRÉ SZIGETHY

ALPHA..S ACTIVITIES IN THE TRANCE-MOVEMENT (SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE 90S) ARE DIFFERENT: DJ (DARK PSYTRANCE), MUSICIAN (-Z-/ALIENBABIES/E-CHIP -R.I.P.-/´TILL 2005 STAR SOUNDS ORCHESTRA/MAD CONTRABENDER FEAT. ALPHA/ELEMENT FEAT. ALPHA/AKANOID FEAT. ALPHA/A MILLION LIGHTS FEAT. ALPHA/ACAN & ALPHA/SPACE TWATS -TRIGGERFISH & ALPHA-/T.A.S.C.-THE ALPHA SANGEET CONNECTION -R.I.P.-), JOURNALIST (MUSHROOM MAGAZINE ..TLL 2002, V.I.B.E.Z. MAGZINE TILL 2005), OZORAPRODUCER, ORGANIZER (INTERZONE.PA), MODERATOR OF ALPHA´S CRAZY SOUNDS (WEEKLY TRANCE-SHOW ON CHROMANOVA) AND STAGEMANAGER (VUUV FESTIVAL, OZORA FESTIVAL, BOOM FESTIVAL...).

AT THE MOMENT HE IS CONCENTRATING ON: DJING GLOBALLY, STUDIO-COOPERATIONS AND LIVE-MUSIC, ESPECIALLY THE -Z- PROJECT WITH ANTAGON (LIVE WITH LAPTOP, BASS, KEYBOARDS).

HE IS A MEMBER OF THE ACT -Z- WITH ANTAGON. THE SOUND OF -Z- IS A MIXTURE OF PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE WITH DARK PSY, A BIT OF FULL ON AND ELEMENTS OF EBM/INDUSTRIAL. THE TRACKSPEED IS FLOATING FROM 148-160 BPM.


ANTAGON A.K.A. LARS PETER

"ANTAGON" AKA LARS PETER FROM HAMBURG/ GERMANY IS A DARKPSY LIVE-ACT AND DJ. HIS MUSICAL JOURNEY BEGAN IN THE EARLY NINETEES. AT THE AGE OF TWELVE HE STARTED TO PLAY THE BASS-GUITAR AND PLAYED SOME YEARS IN A DEATH METAL BAND. IN 1996 HE STARTED TO LISTEN TO PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE AND IN 1999 HE STARTED SPINNING CDS AND VINYL.

AFTER SOME YEARS OF DJING HE STARTED IN 2005 TO PRODUCE HIS OWN SOUND WHICH LEADS TO HIS ACTUALL DARKPSY PROJECT.

SINCE 2006 HE PLAYED ON MANY DIFFERENT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTIES AND FESTIVALS IN EUROPE.
IN 2007, HE ESTABLISHED, TOGETHER WITH ALPHA, THE ACT "-Z-". "-Z-"S SOUND IS A MIXTURE OF PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE WITH DARK WAVE, INDUSTRIAL AND DARKPSY ELEMENTS AND BASED AT AROUND 148 - 160 BPM.



THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND WISHING YOU PLEASENT PSYCHEDELIC LISTENINGS...
KIND REGARDS,
-Z-

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEXT PARTY IN GERMANY AND CLICK ON THE BLINKING FLYER BELOW !

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ADDITIONAL LINKS:

WWW.SHIVLINKRECORDS.COM
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ZINTERZONE
WWW.INTERZONE-PA.COM
WWW.CHROMANOVA.FM
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DJANTAGON
WWW.ANTAGON-LIVEACT.DE


…POSTET BY : DJ NEURONOM

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