Under the alias of Zanov we find the works of French electronic pioneer Pierre Salkazanov, who had started playing guitar in the '60s in the Shadows styled band, Les Ambassadors. Instrumental rock was not enough for Salkazanov, he was always looking for evolution, so when a meeting with French synth player Serge Ramses (of Secret fame) got him into the world of synthesizers he dove deep into the burgeoning world of electronic music. He got himself his first synths and started producing works with a 4-track Teac tape machine. French music was at its pinnacle, it was the era of Jean Michel Jarre, Didier Bocquet, Richard Pinhas and Heldon, Alain Meunier and even Gong's Tim Blake was living in France at that time.
By the time of his second LP, Moebius 256 301, issued on Polydor in 1977, Zanov had already gathered a small collection of gear, including an ARP 2600 and an ARP sequencer, his old VCS3, an RMI Harmonic and a PS 3300. Influenced by both first and second generation Berlin school musicians the LP will appeal to fans of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. The overall sound is richer here, not only due to the use of new gear, but also due to his won experience after having taken his works to the life stages in the Golf Drouot boite, the Lase Olympia venue, and the Paris Planetarium.
Zanov's three albums were met with unanimous critical acclaim for their sound quality as well as for the originality of their very personal universe.
• First ever vinyl reissue of Zanov's Moebius 256 301 under license
• Remastered sound
• Includes a bonus 7" with previously unreleased material
• Features original artwork and an 8-page insert with liner notes & photos