Pierre Salkazanov

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Discography of Zanov:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Green Ray 3 Audio 1976 Polydor
2 Moebius 256 301 5 Audio 1977 Polydor
3 In Course Of Time 5 Audio 1982 Les Disques Solaris
4 Moebius 256 301 5 Audio 1977 Polydor
5 Green Ray 3 Audio Not On Label
6 Moebius 256 301 5 Audio Not On Label
7 In Course Of Time 5 Audio Not On Label

ZANOV, one of the first french Electronic Music composer and synthesizer virtuoso, has been active on the musical scene since 1976.

He studied piano and guitar, but the turning point was in summer 1975, when he discovered the fascinating world of synthesizers.

He set up his home studio with legendary synthesizers as EMS VCS3, ARP 2600, RMI harmonic synthesizer and started to compose.

He had to understand the scientific foundations of sound synthesis and master the various playing techniques, to play and compose in a fluid way, while being led by his personal emotions.

In France, He is one of the first musicians to innovate in the universe of electronic music, breaking the limits of conventional music, caring about details and perfection.

He composed 3 albums between 1976 and 1982, which are engraved in the memories of electronic music lovers.

Green Ray (Polydor) in 1977, Moebius (Polydor) in 1978, In Course of time (Solaris) in 1983.

Zanov performed several concerts in France in 1977 and 1978, welcomed by the critics for the beauty of his sounds and for his personal musical universe.

In 1983, due tu private life changes, he had not enough time to the way he was used to creating music.

Zanov knew the moment had come to make another inevitable hard choice : he had to take a long break from music, but not one for good.

At the same time, he also made a promise to himself he would resume when he was to retire from his job of computer design engineer.

During this long hiatus, music kept playing an important part in Zanov's mind, continuing to think about a musical project he started in 1980.

Many people were asking what was ZANOV up to these days, creating expectations in the world of electronic music.

In 2014, he restarted this project, digitized legacy parts, completed the compositions with an Arturia Origin synthesizer and achieved a final mix, giving it the feel that has matured during the last 30 years.

Zanov revival has given birth to a new album Virtual Future.

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