Zoo from Kolkata in India is the alt-synth quartet of Tanya Sen (Vocals / Soundscapes), Bodhisattwa Ghosh (Programming / Synthesizers / Guitars), Bijit Bhattacharya (Bass) and Rohit Nandi (Drums / Interference).
The depth of riches with which Zoo invests their sounds finds the music undulating around the room as though on a thermal current, as the combinations of instruments and electronics provide the audience with thick pile wool carpets in which to wriggle their toes.
Although having been around for a few years, it was only this month that their début seven track release Atoms & Combinations appeared. They have used their developmental period to put out a first release which does them considerable credit.
Zoo build their sounds through waves of coalescing inputs, which gives the music multifarious textures for the listener to consider. Although layered, the out-put is delivered in a way that gives it an immediate accessibility. The band produce sounds which are more jacket and chinos than ripped t-shirts, but they are not asking the audience to sip dainty cocktails, producing tunes which work well at a chilled out sunset party overlooking the beach.
Atoms & Combinations – Zoo is available on iTunes*
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