Zenon Records new compilation – Let There Be Light
Is the darkest progressive label heading to the light?
Zenon Records just released a new compilation named “The There Be Light” with warm melodic grooves in lighter atmosphere and we hurried up and talked with label boss Tim Larner, aka, Sensient, to check what is happening.
While you read, why not listen to the whole album here:
So new compilation on Psytrance’s most independent label, sound-wise, Zenon Records, compiled by label boss Sensient, and featuring tracks from Merkaba, Eartheogen, Dr. Strangefunk, Smoke Sign, Dreamstalkler, Vaeya, Adama, Kaziel, Klipsun, and Smilk (a favourite of us here).
IT’S BEEN A BIG PART OF OUR SOUND SINCE NEAR THE BEGINNING. ITS WAS PROBABLY INTRODUCED BY GUYS LIKE TETRAMETH AND SHADOW FX BACK IN THE DAY, AND THEN LATER MERKABA.
The release note says: “We are very excited to present to you our first compilation focusing purely on the lighter sounds of the Zenon spectrum. These 9 tracks are characterised by a warm deepness, consistent with the daylight hours. Expect emotive melodies, syncopated percussion lines and futuristic fx – plus the crystal clear production and forward thinking sound design that are synonymous with all of our releases…”
So we checked what it is all about with the man himself, Sensient:
Q: How are things in Zenon Records HQ?
A: Things are busy! Zenon Records HQ is basically my laptop + the cloud, and I am currently in process of moving back to Australia after 3 years in Berlin. So Zenon will soon again be an Australian based label!
Q: New compilation – Let There Be Light. Can you tell us a bit about it?
A: The idea was to make a showcase of the Zenon “daytime” sound. It’s been a big part of our sound since near the beginning. Its was probably introduced by guys like Tetrameth and Shadow Fx back in the day, and then later Merkaba. Most compilations I have made in the past have drifted towards lighter sounds in the last few tracks. So I thought, why not give a whole compilation to this sound.
Q: So are you going fluffy ? ?
A: No! Zenon music has a big range of sounds, and of course we still plan to release heavy grooves from guys like Hypogeo. I love that within Zenon there is the possibility to release such a wide range of sounds, yet it somehow all still sounds like Zenon.
Q: Any other news from Zenon that we should know about?
A: Yes lots coming up. Currently working on the next edition of Permutations compilation, which will be back to our more techy sounds. Also have new releases from Grouch, Pspiralife and Kliment coming up, plus more. So much good music to release now! We have also a new collaboration with Terraform Bookings which is exciting!