Title - 'Chaos Islands'
Artist - Zanov
For those not in the know, electronic music composer and synthesizer virtuoso, Zanov has been active one the musical scene since 1976.
He studied piano and guitar, but the turning point was in summer 1975, when he discovered the fascinating world of synthesizers that was to follow.
Indeed, he set up his home studio with legendary synthesizers as EMS VCS3, ARP 2600, RMI harmonic synthesizer and started to compose.
Zanov had to understand the scientific foundations of sound synthesis and master the various playing techniques to a certain level of routine, to play and compose in a fluid way, while being led by his personal emotions.
In France, he is one of the first musicians to innovate in the universe of electronic music, breaking the limits of conventional music, caring about details and perfection.
He composed three albums between 1976 and 1982 (Green Ray, Moebius and In Course of Time), which are engraved in the memories of electronic music lovers.
It was then that Zanov took a self-imposed, and long hiatus, but music kept playing an important part in his mind, and so come 2014, he kickstarted his music bent and brought out Virtual Future (which was followed in 2016 by Open Worlds).
For his brand new album, Chaos Islands (due out June 15th, 2020), Zanov found his inspiration in the Chaos Theory, which has guided his thinking for a very long time.
For he composes music that is both simple and complex, orderly and unpredictable, from which emerge beauty, emotions and surprises at the edge of chaos.
1. 'Edge of Chaos Island' (7:16)
2. 'Inception Island' (6:18)
3. 'Strange Attractor Island' (6:52)
4. 'Three Body Island' (6:46)
5. 'Phase Space Island' (8:10)
6. 'Instability Island' (6:57)
7. 'Emergence Island' (6:17)
This quite vibrantly remarkable new spatially sonic journey of an album opens with the orchestral, cinematic essence of 'Edge of Chaos Island' and follows that seamlessly with both the, at times, foreboding, yet always ethereal 'Inception island' and then the synth scenescape of 'Strange Attractor Island.'
Next up is the creeping, eerily effervescent score 'Three Body Island' which is backed by the early '80s synth work of 'Phase Space Island,' the dense, thought provoking dearth of 'Instability Island,' before the album comes to a close on the somewhat lighter, wave-inspired 'Emergence Island.'
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