Since we were children everything new and mysterious intrigued us. Often we we found that by entering the Unknown the new experience gave us more space and widened our imagination. But we are not limited by only jungles or deserts, bustling cities or foreign airports, borders or asphalt roads. There is something else which is as universal as air and water.
Music is what is understood and felt likewise from the icy plains of Northern Alaska to the Kalahari deserts, from Acapulco to Cairo. The beauty of it is that rhythm and harmonies melts all the Nations and we are able to enter the realms of fantasy where our emotions are pristine and ready for a journey into Time and Space.
Zro Granada leads us into such a space. His music is touched the spirits of many colours. Influenced by the sounds of the muezzin or the chants of a Hindu prayer he combines all this to creation with synthesizer and electronic drums to lead us into a new landscape where we can travel with closed eyes. When you listen to “Going India” or “Song of Hanaartu” you will be transported to some strangely familiar place where you just can lay back, relax and see for yourself.
Born 1957 in Germany Zro started traveling very early in the 1970 to the middle east and spend time in Iran and Turkey. There he discovered the spiritual music of the Sufi and the beauty of the Muslim prayer chanting which he so often uses in his creations of cascading Synth sounds and melodious guitar riffs. You will be transported to the jungles of Borneo.
This is what he has to say for himself:
“What does have a kurdish spiritual chant have in common with estranged gregorian harmonies? Most of the music is composed and recorded in a small studio in Spain. I have tried to capture my impressions into music since a long time. But working with synthesised sounds has amplified the possibilities to create to a much wider spectre of musical colours when you include little spots of ethnic colour. I also like to combine the mathematical, sometimes all to clean artificial composition with live piano and electric guitar. So you get a taste of the world of Zro.
Here in “Going India” I have tried just that but listen for yourself. You can imerge into a “Daydream” or just let yourself be enchanted by “Hanaartus Song.” Don’t worry about the psychedelic environment, it just enhances the picture. I like also a clear and simple piano sound. Inspired but a Farewell to a good friend I wrote “Goodbye”. Its a bit dreamy but maybe it touches you a little and takes you to another place.”