CRYSTAL DISTORTION + 69DB = R-ZAC 2 cd's : 90’s studio 23 sessions & live @ Nördik impakt 2005
Rzac is about travel. An ever changing voyage through sound and rhythm: the drums being the hypnotic focus, while the spiralling 3 dimensional textures behind it continuously evolve and shift: a warped representation of the landscape around you flying past as you approach your journey's end.
The concept was realized by Simon (a.k.a Crystal Distortion), and Sebastian (a.k.a 69db) in mid 1994 while they were both still travelling with the Spiral Tribe Soundsystem.
"It started on a long journey from Amsterdam to Berlin in a Mercedes 508 van while looking out the window , or reading a Moebius graphic novel of the same name" simon remembers wistfully for us.
"We ended up walking around in the love parade in Berlin with not a lot to do and nowhere to play, so we went back to this basement where we'd stashed our stuff, set up and began to jam. Quite a few people came by and joined in during the next 6 days we were locked down there, hatching and breeding this new found relentless future tribal beat and decorating it with powerful swirling sounds, falling deeper into the illusion of being propelled inexorably forward......"
The basis for the idea in place, it was back to the Mercedes 508. Next stop , Czech Republik: Hostomice, the first free festival of its kind over there. "Our first really free flowing live performances started there, and it got better and better every week....."
In a career that took the duo from Czech, to Austria, then back to Berlin, and across to Milwaukee and Chicago with Drop bass network in the USA, the pair finally decided to embark on solo quests when they took each other's leave and headed for Italy and Paris respectively.
Now nearly 11 years, and a lot of progress later, seb and simon have found themselves able to catch hold of Rzac's tail yet again and deliver more of the same, but with the freshest, cutting edge, up to date sounds!
So, stop reading this, hear this double e.p. to get and idea of ...