ANTIGRAVITY is the musical culmination of two full years of work, featuring over 50 minutes of soaring, pulsating, genre-bending rhythms and melodies. Though most of the songs focus on sharp, driving drumlines – phat beats, as it were – the genres included range from big beat, to trance, drum n’ bass, new age/world fusion, and more. Regardless of style, zircon continues to apply stunning attention to detail in his complex sonic textures and dynamic songwriting, which draws its inspiration from artists like BT, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, Ils, Pendulum, and others.
This time around, zircon is not the only musician forging evolved electronic soundwaves. With vocalist Jillian Goldin (www.jilliangoldin.com
) powering two of the album’s most anthemic tracks – “Breathing You In” and “Antigravity” – this is a side of zircon that you haven’t heard before, but are sure to enjoy. Guitar prodigy Cain McCormack provides some truly overdriven instrumentals on the drum-n-bass song “Depth Charge”, one of the album’s darker, yet still organic, tracks. And on the Moby/Fatboy Slim-inspired “Nitronic”, Jimmy Hinson (www.biggiantcircles.com
) tears it up with some funky fresh synth soloing.
If you are a longtime zircon fan, you will not be disappointed with the next stage of musical development and refinement contained in ANTIGRAVITY. If you are a new listener and enjoy electronic music to any degree, you’ll love the blend of hard-hitting beats, ethereal pads, and intricate blends of real and artificial sounds that has become zircon’s signature style.