Zone was formed in 1988, by
Andrew Cadmore &
Chris Brandrick, almost alone
amongst contemporary Welsh bands to explore the legacy of pioneer and
visionary Velvet John Cale. Zone’s eclectic musical influences range from the
intense industrial music of Throbbing Gristle, the ambient electronics of
Brian Eno & early Tangerine Dream, to the experimental and avant-garde of Karlheinz
Stockhausuen, Fred Frith (Henry Cow & Art Bears), Faust, & Can. On occasion
gothic, forever ethereal, Zone’s music weaves across time into world music of
infinite style and express wholeness.
Ever since Zone’s formation, Potentia has been the platform and
label for all of Zone’s work. Since 1991 Zone’s musical releases have been handled through World Serpent Distribution, until their unfortunate demise in mid 2004.
Eschewing convention and compromise, always seductive and compassionate, Zone’s
isolated and deceptively primitive approach to recording music has in itself
become the third mind within Zone, where the whole is far more than the sum of
the parts. Zone’s work has always been a passion, never a profession.
Latest News - Zone on YouTube and Vimeo
April 2010 - Check out the music of Zone, playing to video, on YouTube and Vimeo. All videos have also be added to this web site, click here to see.
Statement of Intent
Zone is a creative unit, based in the United Kingdom,
who recognise the apparently differing individual, social and religious needs
inherent in all cultures as permutations upon the central NEED for Love, Life
The constant revelation of this NEED allows one to be
open to an ever expanding awareness of the communicative interconnections
potentially inherent in everything. Zone's field of work lies in the expression
and communication, through varying artistic media, of this vast expanse of
potential energy and the constant revelation when one
is receptive to this
The inspiration for the name 'Zone' was derived from
The dictionary definition of the word 'Zone' itself
means 'bounded' or 'limited'. This may only be applied when the word itself is
appended. 'Zone' always requires further definition to exist even if only with
the definite article. By this understanding, 'Zone' cannot but mean
'unlimited' and 'unbounded', representing everything, including nothing.
The film 'Stalker'
The poem 'Zone'