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Meet cohesive yet uncluttered, Zokova

features Aug 08, 02:28pm

Zokova talk candidly about their process and genre in music
 Photo Courtesy: Zokova

In 2014, Ritwik De (Guitarist), Amar Pandey (Bass Player) and Suyash Gabriel (Drummer), joined hands together to form their 3 piece Post-Rock/Experimental band, Zokova.

This band is all about 3 different individuals with their distinct sense in music bringing dissimilar variants to the table. The band boasts a very cohesive sound without being cluttered and loves the fact of having less members giving full output to their music. “We play synthesizers, give effects and produce sounds by ourselves simultaneously if need be. We haven’t really needed anyone else than the 3 of us.” Says Gabriel. 

“we come together and no one talks and we keep throwing ideas back and forth on our instruments and if we like it, it works. We always start from ground zero.”
- Zokova

With their already ongoing projects, all the three members of the band have individual tastes but similar realms and keep introducing one another with various different kinds of music. Gabriel adds, “Zokova is very different where composition is concerned, we come together and no one talks and we keep throwing ideas back and forth on our instruments and if we like it, it works. We always start from ground zero.” They consider in not having any certain inspiration for their music and believe in their trial and error process, based highly on energy. They don’t quite invest in just driving the force but their music is a product of all the experimentation during their jam sessions.

 

Where their genre of music is concerned, they don’t just outright label it as just post rock because they consider having too many influences and are too experimental with their music with a lot of section changes and consider having their music as fresh as possible.

In addition to that, Zokova has come a long way in a very short span of time with starting out with recording live sessions of their music to get the perspective of their audience and projecting their art and further getting great response to being a part of various gigantic Indian music festivals including, The Lost Party and Ctrl Alt Delete and have been looking forward to starting working on a new album this August.

‘In the end, we want to make music that just doesn’t blow the audience but us as well and we’re really excited to see where this goes.” Adds Gabriel.

You can check out their music here

 

 

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