ZOLTAN "Sixty Minute Zoom" LP/2 CD Set (Cine 11/Exploit 04) + Psychomania CD special edition
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The Album "Sixty Minutes Zoom" as Gatefold LP plus album on CD plus Bonus CD "Psychomania" (Exploit 04) only available in this Set and direct from us!
ZOLTAN return with their second full-length album, following hot on the heels of the “Tombs Of The Blind Dead” soundtrack EP on Rise Above Records. Sounding more focused and confident than ever, the 5 tracks that make up “Sixty Minute Zoom” are a continuation and improvement on previous Zoltan releases. Identifying as “cyborg prog” and comparable to forebears Goblin, Heldon and Zombi, Zoltan have succeeded in making a fictional soundtrack for an uncertain age. Inspired by the dystopian sci-fi writers Yevgeny Zamyatin and J.G. Ballard, the album creates a foreboding atmosphere, intimating a near-future urban hell where paranoia and violence are never far away. Pulsating sequencers, eerie analog synths and a pounding rhythm section drive the music into realms of retro-futurist dread, interspersed with brooding interludes that take a pause for reflection without letting up on the intensity for a minute. The album climaxes with the 20 minute song-suite “The Integral”, based on Zamyatin’s prescient 1920s novel We, journeying through a realm of ominous arpeggios, jazz-inflected drumming and creeping synth lines before blasting into inner space. Since 2012’s Cineploit debut “First Stage Zoltan” the band have been honing their reputation as a devastating live act, with appearances including Supersonic 2012 and Dresden’s Cinestrange Film Festival. At the same time they have also been developing a parallel life as interpreters of film-scores on their non full-length releases, to wild acclaim from the international horror cognoscenti. Adaptations of the themes to Brit biker-horror classic “Psychomania” (a 12” release on Cineploit Records in 2012) and the aforementioned 12” on Rise Above show a versatility to Zoltan that will surely see them reap the acclaim they so richly deserve.