I think this is on Spotify, however I don’t have an account there. If someone who does could add a link it would be appreciated.
Zombi are an electronic duo who clearly have a keen interest in John Carpenter, Krautrock, Goblin and horror movie soundtracks in general. This is actually a 30+ minute EP and their 4 th release. Definitely a solid favourite of mine.
The 2 of them have also recorded as Majeure, albeit that is more Steve Moore (one half of Zombi). He is well worth investigating in his own right generally with plenty of solo work and some interesting collaborations and soundtracks.
I hadn’t heard about Zombi before so looked them up on Wikipedia. Their pages starts with
Zombi is an American synthwave duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, consisting of Steve Moore on bass and synthesizers and Anthony Paterra on drums. The group makes use of looping to create multi-layered compositions. They have toured with Don Caballero, Isis, Orthrelm, The Psychic Paramount, Daughters, Red Sparowes, These Arms Are Snakes, Trans Am, and Goblin
Sounds like just my sort of thing in theory, but then I had hopeful visions of a Yank take on Fuck Buttons or similar. I really like a mix of electronica and acoustic percussion.
In actuality it reminded me more of Jan Hammer in places. The synths are very 1980s or 90s in style. The drumming was interesting though. I don’t associate the use of double kick drum patterns outside of lightweight hair metal bands so that was quite original. Would I buy it? Probably not. An inoffensive 3/5.
I like the sequenced synths, quite Tangerine Dream like. Acoustic drums were welcome, however, they were over-gated and a bit dull for my liking. I’m not sure the two combine very well. It could have been done a lot better,