Zar Paulo

The Danish underground band, Zar Paulo gives their take on how Danish rock music should sound through analogue synthesizers, edgy guitar and contemporary electronic elements.

Zar Paulo – Hills (Zar Paulo)

Band: Vocal: Emil Vam, Synths: Martin Kleberg, Drums: Tobias Schou, Bass: Anton Brinbjerg, Guitar: Johan Horsmans
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Fresh out of the Danish underground, Zar Paulo is the culmination of the collective ambitions of five young men determined to leave their mark on the musical landscape of the 21st century. The group combines the primal ferocity of 70’s post punk with the pristine focus of 80’s synthpop in a unique fusion of darkness and light.

For the DALI CD, Zar Paulo presents one such fusion with their brand new song, ‘Hills’, written by the group during their stay in a beach cottage in the cold northern region of Denmark. Approaching light speed with razor sharp drums, icy synths and cold guitars, the listener is told a tale of personal loss and social absence.

Recorded in Medley Studios 27.10.17: Desk SSL9000j, BD Neumann U47, KICK Electro Voice RE-20, SN Sennheiser 421, SN2 AKG C460 B, HH Bruel & Kjar 4011, TAM1 AKG 414 omni, TAM2 Neumann U87 omni, KIT SM57, OH Bruel & Kjar 4011 stereo, AMBIENCE Bruel & Kjar 4006 stereo, GUITAR: VOX AMP U47 fet / SM57, VOCAL: U89, BASS: AMPEG AMP, Sennheiser 421 and U89.
Mixing: Desk SSL9000j, Vocal: Tubetech C1, Pultec EQP-1A, dbx 900 deess. Master: Neve 33655, Pultec EQP-1A3 stereo pair.

This was the first time this young band recorded in a big, professional studio. We built the track around a guitar-loop created with a loop pedal. We also did some ambient effects with a memory man and some other pedals.