Tags : | Fusion | 8.89 MB

Description : Zappo is undoubtedly an exceptional composer and arranger and here with almost Machiavellian glee he presents Future in the Past,a musical synopsis of audio time and space,contemporary fusion melded from the shadows of the past...it's deeper than you think.

Zappo/production,arrangement,composition,keyboards,electric guitar,percussion.

Planetjazzbass/bass guitar

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  1. ScottB55
    ScottB55 on Sun 26th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    This is quite a complex piece, guys. I really enjoyed all the little nuances provided. Makes you want to listen to it a few times to get it all in. Love the British sounding marching band in the intro and outro. All in all, a very excellent piece. Bravo to you both.


    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Scott.thanks for dropping in mate,glad you enjoyed the tune!..much appreciated,all the best!..cheers Detlef and Dave :)

  2. theHumps
    theHumps on Mon 13th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    Hey Dave! Have to say the intro was great and captured my attention right away. Loved how all the parts flowed so smoothly, the transitions were smooooth. Nice job to both of you. Zappo and you work well together, you guys are on the same page for sure.

    I have to comment specifically on the guitar, there is some very cool psychedelic guitar here around the 5:00 minute mark and after. Felt like a trip back to the 70's when jam rock ruled. The bass is sounding sweet as well.

    The last couple minutes were a trip, really brought a smile to my face to see where you guys took this. Fav and dl, thanks for sharing!



    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Wayne,thanks buddy..Zappo is definitely a great composer and like you I always love to hear his guitar playing,he obviously has a deep influence from the period you mentioned(unsurprisingly seeing as he's in our age group)...cheers mate be on your page soon. Dave :)

  3. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Sun 12th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    You just provided me with one of the strongest reminders I have had in a long time of why I find the real creativity that my mind seeks on LM and like places that offer a musical forum for the real stuff....superb bit of musical art guys...love that fretless Dave...but the whole damn thing is just so good..and I like the passage of time vibe...I find myself paying attention to everything thats going on (and the production makes that an easy task)...bravo.....and I`m smiling cause I realize I can still get that experience most of have had that confirms what remains possible when musicians get together..(aint been on my radio for ever)....Ed

    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Ed..thanks buddy,like you I hardly ever listen to radio these days,well the commercial side of it anyway.....I guess relics like Zappo and myself (and you! lol)tend to live in the past experience wise and all I've got to say to that is thank God! (or whatever appropriate deity),there is obviously some great contemporary music being made in the world but it's hidden from the mainstream,we were so lucky to grow up listening to proper music! haha...thanks again mate ,be over to your page..like right now!..cheers Dave :)

  4. brandon95jones
    brandon95jones on Sun 12th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    Great track. Very epic! All the instruments are very well coordinated. Great job mate

  5. soundhound
    soundhound on Sat 11th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    The way things are, if you don't understand the past or chose
    to over look it, then you will never understand yourself or
    the future....
    Because key elements are contained in both, they are the keys to
    understanding ones soul, ones true inner forces of self...
    Won't find it on an iPad as hard as they may look...
    You won't find it unless you go deep inside....

    And on this one you have ventured to your borders and looked
    over and enjoyed the view, I sure did...

    Cool track Man very nicely done...


  6. silverman
    silverman on Thu 9th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    This has broken through a membrane from another dimension! Other worldly stuff.
    It does not compute in my synaptic comfort zones but takes me somewhere new.
    Somewhere strange but very very comfortable and after a while safe.
    If you could bottle this stuff I'd be having a large one with crushed ice and a cigar.
    This is going in my favourites because I will have to keep visiting it for some time to come I suspect.
    I'm rambling.
    Fantastic piece of artwork.

  7. crucethus
    crucethus on Thu 9th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    Sousa like intro melds into a cool ambient dissonant beginning. 1:25 says hello to us with bass delights and then some deviant pads. Piano at 2:20 is a light touch. I love the light percussive elements as well, well thought out. 2:52 has a Floyd like guitar approach. I love the sound of a fret-less bass. I wish more musicians use them on modern music. I have tried to emulate them using synths and a healthy working of the pitch bend but you can't mistake that unique sound. @4:48 we get some synth (g-tar?) sounds that emulate radio waves and whale song, cool. The arrangements are sublime. our music is giving me a nice feeling of Zen this evening. I can discuss the technical issues all night, but to describe how a certain piece effects you emotionally is the real test. 7:09 is a nice feedback sound which you subtly add but at a lesser gain in the next 30 seconds of the piece. And we End with Sousa...like Sousa took acid and saw the future....anyhow hats off to yah, A jar of Vegemite to you Dave, and a Jar of Marmite (Cenovis, Vitam-R) to Detlef.
    Great work

  8. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Thu 9th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    This is more than splendid! Composing and playing is top notch! Highest level treat for fusion and jazz gourmets, as well as for anyone who appreciates more sophisticated works!

    Compliments to all involved_____Orlando

  9. DijamMusic
    DijamMusic on Thu 9th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago

    Hello mate,
    Wow, this remind me of summer time evening with a radio on.
    It is just brilliant.
    Well done mate .favs it goes.

  10. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 26th Jun 2015 - 7 years ago

    Hey there, I've been wanting to listen to this since you posted the thread, and I'm happy that I did! I have to mention that I was a little shocked at the parallel ideation with my recent track - to see a title with the words "In The Past," and then the "Future" which was used almost to much in that track's lyrics... I realize there is no plagiaristic intentions of course, it just gave me something to ponder. To me, the bass in this track is definitely what shines the most. Your performance and tone is always something to enjoy deeply. The rest of the song borders a bit closely on cinematic for my tastes, but I can hear the effort and talent that went into it. It seems to be an unusual collaboration style for you, so it's cool you are trying different things. I like the sound quality and mixing very much, so good work there. Highly interesting work!

    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Pat,thanks man!......I really wish we all lived within reach of each other,I'm sure if we did some amazing projects would materialize,film,music,instruments,art and the like..I can see myself rolling around to your place to learn some electronics theory maybe!..sometimes people are on the same wavelength and thinking about similar concepts,structures and ideology albeit that they are thousands of miles apart and have no conscious communication,somethings happening man ,maybe our brain waves are leaking out via computer monitors or usb ports! lol...cheers mate Dave and Detlerf

  11. ShortBusMusic
    ShortBusMusic on Fri 26th Jun 2015 - 7 years ago

    I just picked up a fresh cup of coffee and settled in to listen to this amazing piece of art. Those of us who know Zappo's work know he is a genius, and it is tracks like this that illustrate just how talented he is. Then when you jump in and add your tremendous talent on bass, well it really is a wonderful adventure for all of us.

    This track has so many nuances that it is a lesson in theory, composition, and execution. Fantastic job to both of you. I'm going to shut up now, sit back, and enjoy both my coffee and this great tune. Well done gents. I hope all is well.


    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Bear,thanks buddy!...Zappo is well versed in contemporary folk lore,which unsurprisingly forms the corner stone of European development,while here downunder we've been subsiding on old wives tales and vegemite for our cultural edification! (lol)...thank god for music which invariably has shaped all our lives for the better,and thank the powers that be for the internet where we can meet like minded 'tuned' people such as your good self!...all the best Dave and Detlef :)

  12. JoeFunktastic
    JoeFunktastic on Fri 26th Jun 2015 - 7 years ago

    Nice! Really, it has that real full band presence about it with no aftertaste. Very skillful and brilliant sound, like what fusion is supposed to sound like. Love that Jazzy feel. Spectacular Bass and keys. Like a journey through music itself with a lot of feeling to it. The drums sound live wow! All in all a top notch performance that most definitely could stand the test of time. Good job to both of you guys! Cheers, Joe

    Reply by Planetjazzbass

    Hey Joe,thanks buddy!..Zappo and I always meet somewhere within the boundaries of our collective influences,now exactly what spot that occupies at any given moment is up for grabs and maybe has more to do with who starts a collaborative path,all I know for sure is that one day we hope to step outside our boundaries! lol..cheers mate,we are all bonded by music. Dave and Detlef :)

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