From mountaintops … gazing warmly over the time & space of New Zealand … touched by soul love from another plane … the traveler and artist known only as the letter "Z" realized his destiny to return & commit to his musical roots. Music that would be forged from earth, water, fire, and alchemy. Z's insights from his life as a geologist, as a competitive swimmer, and as an environmental & energy business executive, inform his music. So does his personality … a series of seeming contradictions between impulse & control, zen & rage, dark & light. The consistency, though, reverberates in every note, beat & chord … derived from love & authenticity.
Based in rock, Z music is an amalgamation of "alternative" musical styles & influences: psychedelic, trip-hop, industrial & dance, funk & blues.
Live Z shows need to be experienced to be understood. Energy is palpable, as live Z shows arc through moods created by each song, and played out in dramatic fashion by Z and his band.
SEDUCTION / INTUITION
Z's Alter Ego - "Zeek Mitchell"
Z has an alter ego … Zeek Mitchell. Zeek Mitchell material is more pop & power pop oriented ... with classic & singer-songwriter influences. In November & December of 2018, Zeek Mitchell released a series of singles and an EP ("Permanent Smile"). While more pop oriented, Zeek Mitchell musical & lyrical themes are equally contradictory … exploring dark & light moods … songs of the heart & heartless. Have a listen to the single "Can't Get It Right" and you'll get the idea.
With a nod to musical history, Seduction / Intuition is a 2-sided (A/B) single. Digging deep into his musical influences, Z unleashes an industrial / dance couplet, full of rich synth soundscapes, sensual (if not sexual) moods & grooves, including flirtations with 4-on-the-floor. The lyrics are equally complex: biting snapshots of the realities and contradictions of relationships, with layered vocal melodies and harmonies to match the moods & subject matter. Enjoy these musical journeys.
This single has become a fan favorite and synonymous with early Z material. Written by Z, he collaborated with tremendous engineers (The Ones Group & Gradwell House & Grammy award-winner William Wittman) & co-producers (FortuneWest & Kevon Glickman) & musicians (including Eric Bazilian & David Uosikkinen, both from The Hooters). He is proud to be able to present fans with this sample of his work. Have a listen and discover the magic of music by Z.