-Z- (alpha & antagon) – Doodle´s End (Alice-D Records)
Artist: -Z- (alpha & antagon)
Album: Doodle´s End - Digital Release
BPM: 151 - 190
Label: Alice-D Records
Mastering: Tim Schuldt, 4CN-Studios + Lars Peter (Bonus Track)
Artwork: Pietro Franceschetti + Sven Kopp (add. Digital Release)
Release Date: April 17, 2015
Genre: Modern Psychedelic Trance (DarkPsy/HighTech)
Alice-D Records are well pleased to release the 3rd album from the German duo -Z- (alpha & antagon), who have a rich musical background & have been in the scene for decades now. They have played at some of the biggest festivals and underground events around the planet like PSYCROWDELICA (r.i.p.), BOOM FESTIVAL, NOISE POSION FESTIVAL, FREEDOM FESTIVAL, S.U.N FESTIVAL, O.Z.O.R.A FESTIVAL, VuuV FESTIVAL, UNIVERSO PARALELLO, TRANSYLVANIA CALLING, SPIRIT BASE among many others.
Modern and very well produced night time music with a musical and experimental touch, the sound is definitely cutting edge and is loaded with new influences, visuals for the mind and surprises in every corner fitting like a perfect soundtrack to the actual Zeitgeist of resistance and protest (je suis charlie).
This concept album contains 10 tracks, which start a story with smoother psychedelic tunes + BPM (track 1-5), rising high with a hommage to Nelson Mandela and The Selecter, even culminating in the NONONESQUE and going back a bit to the title track DOODLE´S END, which ends the 3rd album and a period pf composing, adding influences like EBM/Industrial along the way and resulting in modern night time psytrance. The End is always a Beginning. What comes next...
Gum A Lan is the start of the musical journey with extraordinary atmospheres. Containing ethnic sounds and grooves, which are followed by more heavy tunes like Rondo Alla Tucan and Indian Dentist, the last one as a psychedelic eperience of human pain.
The tracks Bilocation and Carnival Of Fallen Evangelion are going next step in BPM and expression. For sure that is topped by Madiba and especially by NONONESQUE, the band´s fastest track ever.
Collaborations with unique underground artists like Mergel (russia) and Gamaliel (russia) in Carnival Of Fallen Evangelion and NONO from Austria are continuing the band´s philosophy of interaction and creative input by artists, they are friends with.
The sample of The Selecter´s Too Much Pressure from the 1983 shows another musical side of -Z- (alpha & antagon), the respect to musical statements in past and presence, in this track combined with a political statement of Nelson Mandel (r.i.p.). these elements are patchworked by -Z- (alpha & antagon) for a modern view on it.
The album Doodle´s End gives the listener a lot of space to fly, the dancer a lot of groove to get high and the modern psychedelic movement a live performance to cry.
A 3rd album is always the end of a circle. It shows the amazing devolpment of the live act and leaves us with the question: what comes next ?
Their live presentations will continue as well, with extra live versions of the tracks as usual & instrumental additions sometimes involving guest-musicians such as McCoy (drums, S.U.N. PROJECT) in the past and maybe others in the future.
The mastering was done again by Tim Schuldt (4cn studios), who accompanied and supported -Z- (alpha & antagon) since the 1st track as a guarantee for an extraordinairy sound.
Because: THE ONLY GOOD SYSTEM IS A SOUND SYSTEM !
The DIGITAL RELEASE is coming up now with a BONUS TRACK, just produced with our greek friend + colleague KOKOBLOKO: KokoZ, a 175bpm track, rolling jokingly, with a hightech touch, very groovy and dancable.
Next step: a video production by LUCYSKY for the title track DOODLE´S END.
This album is dedicated to Krehe/Cannibal Crow (r.i.p.) and his lovely widow.