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Zanov: Chaos Islands

Zanov, otherwise known as Pierre Salkazanov is a French electronic musician who released his first album titled Green Ray in 1976, followed by Moebius 256 301 in 1977 and 1982’s In Course Of Time. He began working on a fourth album but he decided to take a break from the music scene which turned into an extended hiatus until returning in 2014 to finish what he started all those years ago with the release of Virtual Future. Several concerts and one release later Zanov has returned with a new album titled Chaos Islands.

All of the music on the album was composed on the Arturia Origin, Access Virus TI and Arturia MatrixBrute synthesizers. There is no doubting where Zanov gets his influence from as one can hear a similarity to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze, the Berlin school approach to electronic sounds. Gentle builds, stark contrasts in intensity, pulsating synths and trippy waves of sound help to make Chaos Islands a pretty engaging listen. You really need to listen to it in its entirety to reap its rewards and with a running time of just under fifty minutes it doesn’t overstay its welcome.

I think many progressive minded fans will dig this album, especially those gravitating towards electronic music and appreciate the music of the artists I previously mentioned. Well worth a listen.

Track Listing:
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)

Added: November 9th 2020
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Artist's Official Site
Hits: 146
Language: english

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