Fuelled by exposure to the likes of Björk, Sigur Rós and múm, ‘The Bridge Between
Life & Death’ is the result of a long-standing fascination with Iceland; a fascination
that finally led the producer to make the pilgrimage to Europe’s rocky outpost armed
with his sound recorder.
The resulting album perfectly captures the otherworldly nature of the island, its
beautiful yet forbidding landscape laid down in the delicate, crystalline melodies,
ancient and modern coming together as van snooK pieced together what would
become ‘The Bridge Between Life & Death’.
Having worked as a keyboard player for numerous bands in Bristol, UK, 2008 saw
ZvS taking bold measures in stepping out alone.
Following the debut hour-long mix for Ninja Tune's inimitable Solid Steel radio show
in 2009, the debut LP '(Falling from) The Nutty Tree' was released on legendary LA
label Mush Records in December 2010. This spawned the first live shows, with a
week-long European tour followed by two hotly received showcases at NXNE in
Tour supports have included Daedelus, Gold Panda, Fujiya & Miyagi, Nosaj Thing...
On returning from Europe, the debut live session for BBC6 Music's Tom Robinson
was aired and shortly after, the release of remix LP '(Remixes from) The Nutty Tree'
which included among others, the venerable: Tunng, Daedelus, Yppah, Grasscut
and Zoon's musical muse Cian Ciaran of Super Furry Animals (Kirkland):
Remix duty has included James Yorkston, Diagrams, Fujiya & Miyagi, Darwin Deez,
Benni Hemm Hemm, The Pictish Trail...
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