ABOUT THIS ITEM
"Zonoscope" was dreamt up in the comedown of "In Ghost Colours", the album which cemented Cut Copy as a global sensation. After over two years of exhilarating touring chaos, frontman Dan Whitford bunkered down at home to flesh out rough synth and vocal skeletons, before heading into the studio with the band to bring these textured grooves to life.
Rather than fighting the strictures of conventional studios, the band produced the album on their own terms in a warehouse located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Minds ran wild with a free approach to experimentation during elastic sessions held in a space littered with piles of vintage studio equipment and instruments. Cheaply decking out the makeshift playground with drum enclosures built from pyramids of op-shop mattresses, the surroundings facilitated a full-length of uncompromised high fidelity. After spending months in this low pressure environment, they were able to fully realize their aural utopia of organic psychedelia intersecting with repetitive robotics.
A melting pot of ideas streaming from a collective of music fanatics, the album embraces new combinations that span a rhythm section on motorik overdrive ("Alisa"), the reincarnation of Chicago’s raw house pioneers producing EBM deep in the wilderness ("Turn From Stone" and "Blink & You’ll Miss A Revolution") and the epic 15 minute closing minimal disco mantra "Sun God". Seamlessly bridged together by a series of ambient hallucinatory miniatures, the percussion drenched celebrations are lively awakenings. The band then mixed the record in Atlanta, working with Ben Allen (producer for Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley etc).
In their own space and time, these audio architects have designed a stimulating world where nature and machines harmonize; a paradise for escapists to loose themselves in eternal euphoria. "Zonoscope" is Cut Copy boiled down to their purest form.
1. Need You Now
2. Take Me Over
3. Where I’m Going
4. Pharaohs & Pyramids
5. Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
6. Strange Nostalgia For The Future
7. This Is All We’ve Got
9. Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
10. Corner Of The Sky
11. Sun God