'Demos For Mixing' is for promotional purposes prior to an official release.
Zopp began circa 2010, in Nottingham, UK, by multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson.
The project originally started as a progressive rock pastiche, referencing a number of ‘Canterbury Scene’ rock bands from the late 60’s and 70’s. Over time, however, other musical influences from classical artists, such as Stravinsky and Steve Reich, along with ambient music, also inspired parts of the album.
It wasn’t until 2018 when Ryan finished compiling compositions for the first release, along with recruiting Andrea Moneta (Italian prog band Leviathan) to perform on drums.
Following the completion of the demo mixes in early 2019, Zopp approached award winning keyboard player Andy Tillison (The Tangent) to mix the album and guest as a musician/ co-produce a few songs.
Fans will enjoy the vintage fuzz bass and hammond organ sounds, complex time signature changes, ambient organ interludes and catchy melodies.
The debut full length album will have an expected release date early 2020.
For fans of Egg, Dungen, Tame Impala, National Health, Hatfield and the North, Soft Machine, Jaga Jazzist, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Reich, Erik Satie, Debussy, Bo Hansson, Aphex Twin.
Ryan Stevenson: Keyboards, Mellotron m4000D, Hammond organ, Korg CX-3 organ, Nord Electro synthesizers, piano, Hohner Pianet, Fender bass guitar, ESP LTD electric guitars, Mini Moog, voice, writing, production, demo mixes, percussion (triangle and tambourine).
Andrea Moneta: Drums, percussion and recording engineering for drums.
All keys, guitars and noises recorded at various locations in Nottingham at Ryan's home studio between 2010 and 2019. Additional keys, hammond organ and noises at Andy Tillison's home studio 2019. Drums recorded at Nottingham Trent University Music Department July 2018.