31 October 2016
Zanov - 1982 - In Course of Time / Moebius
Trip-O-Meter: 4.5 out of 5
Could I find any information about Zanov? No, I could not. Admittedly, I didn't look that hard. Y'know, by 1982 Tangerine Dream were skirting off to higher budget pastures where they were carting around the brand-spanking new digital synths. Zanov was not. Zanov was carting around analog weirdness to bring on full Berlin school flavor. And that is what you get with Zanov. Any questions?
Bloody 'ell. I usually rant about specific tracks right about now, but it seems kind of pointless. These are Berlin school sequences with Berlin school leads tacked on top of them. You maybe know the Berlin school, but if you don't it is trancey analog synths with heavy sequencing, You are getting a textbook definition with the Zanov recordings. Even more so than that which Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream stumbled into.
Zanov would have been a perfectly welcome addition to the City of the Domes in Logan's Run. Assuming he wasn't too old. I just don't know what to expect with the personal history of Zanov. Maybe 'he' is a band. Just listen to it already.