New Releases and Reviews - GR - 234 - Zanov – Moebius 256301 (40th anniversary editio

Ron - Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Post subject: GR - 234 - Zanov – Moebius 256301 (40th anniversary editio
GR - 234 - Zanov – Moebius 256301 (40th anniversary edition)

I am glad to announce the 3rd re-release of Zanov on Groove Unlimited.
GR - 234 - Zanov – Moebius 256301 (40th anniversary edition)
It should be available next week.

Zanov, strongly influenced by his own scientific background, always
attempted to connect some scientific concepts such as chaos theory,
fractals and complexity theory with his music. Its influence appeared
in 1977 while experimenting with some three counts patterns sequencers
that changed almost unnoticed to four counts pattern sequences and
reverse. This process made Zanov think of the Moebius endless loop
which shifts unnoticed from one face to the other and appears as the
album’s cover art.

“Moebius 256301” continues the soundscapes introduced on “Green Ray”
with new melodic elements creating another immersive aural experience,
this is its brief history. In December 1976 Zanov expanded his
synthesizer set up with a new ARP2600 with sequencer. 1977 shaped up
as a busy year expanding Zanov’s musical realm with a series of live
performances and more instruments offering new musical possibilities.
“An Zero” was the first composition completed for Moebius while
preparing for his first live concert at the Paris Laser Olympia in March 1977.
After “Green Ray”, the record label requested shorter compositions to
promote the album and from a dozen sound sketches only “Moebius
256301” and “Enygma” ended up on the album. During a live tour in June
1977 Zanov purchased the RMI Harmonic synthesiser used for the first
time during the Paris Planetarium concerts which also inspired his
personal favourite composition “Plenitude”, the only album track the
RMI was used on. “Moebius 256301” was completed eventually at the end
of 1977 setting the scene for more concerts in the following year and
for the follow-up album “In Course of time”, but that’s another story...

P.S. The 40th anniversary cd-release contains “Moebius 256” in its
original long version as a bonus, for which Zanov applied both the EMS
VCS3 and ARP 2600.
Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org
Starwalker - Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:08 pm
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Looking fwd to it.

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