Zopp began circa 2010, in Nottingham, UK, by multi-instrumentalist and producer 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, became apparent in the music.
It wasn’t until 2017/2018 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 2018, Zopp approached award winning keyboard player Andy Tillison (The Tangent) to mix the entire album, guest as a musician, and 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, National Health and Hatfield and the North, Jaga Jazzist, Soft Machine.
Ryan Stevenson: Keyboards, Mellotron 4000D, Hammond organ, Korg CX-3 organ, Nord Electro synthesizers, piano, Hohner Pianet, bass guitar, electric guitars, Mini Moog, voice, writing, production, arranger, demo mixes.
Andrea Moneta: Drums and percussion.
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