Thursday 4 June 2020
Zopp - Zopp (2020)
The debut album from this one-man band from England.
Zopp is Ryan Stevenson on synths, organ, piano, keyboards, guitars, bass and percussion.
He had help from four other musicians who provided organ, synths, piano, flutes, saxophones, programming, drums, percussion and female voices.
This is a new project with Ryan Stevenson and Andy Tillison and Theo Travis from The Tangent.
It is nice to see that someone takes up the baton from the likes of Egg and National Health.
This album gives us three quarters of an hour worth of Canterbury prog in the vein of those two great bands. Bands I happen to be fan of.
What is missing here is the French horn and some more worth of the real organ and keyboard sound from these two bands.
The female voices is here and the National Health and Egg references is very obvious.
The music is not of the same standards of those two bands. But Ryan Stevenson & co is doing their best.
The end result is a fairly good album, elevated up to a good album because of the sound. Fans of those two bands and Canterbury prog need to check out this album.