Having made music across a mind-bendingly large number of genres, from hard rock through acid-folk to baroque pop, multi-instrumentalist Will Z. has now turned his attention to the world of occult rock.
Gaining inspiration from the strange and psychedelic world of Syd Barrett and the doomy leanings of early Black Sabbath he was addicted to as a teenager, he created Dark Tales of Will Z., exploring new territory in the musician’s repertoire.
This album is a collection of dark electric numbers, originally intended for the final part of his previous album, 12 Visions, and songs composed from 1997 to 1999, when Will Z. was a teenager. After a long series of sessions revisiting old material and composing anew, the songs themselves are a testament to Will Z.’s diverse interests (previous album 12 Visions was inspired by “alchemy, J-K Huysman’s novel Là-bas and the island of Mallorca”).
This album received limited coverage earlier this year in Europe. Will has now partnered with Dewar PR in order to ensure the release gets the attention it deserves.
Will Z.: Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Synth, Piano, Percussions, Organ, Theremin
Sammy Goldstein: Drums, Percussions, Human Didgeridoo
oG : Glissando Guitars
Majnun: Guitar on Ego Ritual
Alice Artaud: Chanteuse
Recorded and mixed by Jean-Pol Gerard at NoHype Studio during 2013 & 2014.
Mastered by Open Your Eyes.
LP release by HeadSpin Records
Format and pressing details of the album:
Limited edition of 500 copies at HeadSpin Records
100 on black vinyl, 200 on clear/white vinyl and 200 on gold/red